The National Youth Day (Birthday of Swami Vivekananda according to English Calendar) & Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (Celebration of 75 years of Indian Independence) was celebrated at the Ooty Ramakrishna Math on Wednesday 12th January 2022 with the following programs.
Sri J.J Goodwin (stenographer of Swami Vivekananda) breathed his last at Ooty in the year 1898. At 10.00 AM respects were paid at the memorial by Swami Divyanamananda and few devotees and Rev Jermiah Alfred (CSI, St Thomas Church).
At 11.30 AM in the Ramakrishna Math auditorium Bhajans were conducted by Ayyappan and group and students, followed by a speech on Swami Vivekananda by Students of Vivekananda Memorial Matriculation school, Mpalada continued by the speech of Mr Arjunan, Correspondent of the school.
A 30-minute talk on Swami Vivekananda was given by Rev Swami Raghaveshananda highlighting some of the life stories of Swami Vivekananda and what the students should derive from his life.
The program ended with the singing of the National anthem after which Sumptuous Lunch was provided to all the students and teachers and a few devotees who participated in the program.
In the evening Online program was conducted where Rev Swami Raghaveshananda spoke about Swami Vivekananda for 15 minutes followed by a lecture by ISRO Scientist Mr TGK Murty (Retd) on the subject “Swami Vivekananda and Modern Science”. The program ended with the chanting of the Vishnu Sahasranama.