Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Guwahati celebrated National Youth Day and the 125th Anniversary of Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, with a colourful Procession followed by a Lecture Programme.
At 8-00 a.m. in the morning a grand procession was organized where 500 participants comprising students of various Schools, Youth Organizations, N.C.C. groups, Vivek Sena, Students’ Home Boys, devotees and admirers of Swami Vivekananda participated.
At 10-00 a.m. a Lecture Programme was arranged at our Vivekananda Hall in the Ashrama premises in which Sri N. Kotiswar Singh, Justice, Gauhati High Court, was the Guest of Honor and Sri Dipankar Mahanta, Joint Secretary, Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, Uzanbazar, Guwahati was the Chief Guest. The programme proceeded as follows:-
The Lecture Programme started with Vedic Chanting by ‘Vivek Sena’ members. National Anthem was sung by the NCC, Pandu College. Opening Song was performed by the students’ Home Boys of our Ashrama.
Swami Atmashuddhananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Guwahati welcomed the guests, devotees and youths. He urged the youth to take advantage of this occasion and know more about our country and Swami Vivekananda and dedicate themselves to the good of the nation.
Sri N. Kotiswar Singh, Justice, Gauhati High Court, in his speech, dwelt on the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda and its application in day-to-day life. He urged the students to imbibe true education – Man making and Character Building based on Swami Vivekananda’s teaching.
Sri Dipankar Mahanta, Joint Secretary, Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, Uzanbazar, Guwahati spoke on the immortality of the soul and urged the students to be fearless and have faith in themselves.
Swami Vikramanandananda, Monk, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Guwahati spoke to the youth to have a definite goal in their life and struggle hard to attain it. Finally, Swami Japeshwarananda, Monk, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Guwahati delivered his vote of thanks and told the youth to make Swami Vivekananda their icon as Swami Vivekananda represents a multi-faceted personality.
Besides this, speeches by the youth, Songs, Recitations, Dance and Yoga demonstrations were performed during the programme. The programme concluded with a closing song performed by the Vivek Sena group.
In connection with the above celebration, our Ashrama also organized a Distress Relief Camp at Jagiroad with the active cooperation of the volunteers of Vivekananda Club, Jagiroad where 125 nos. of Blankets were distributed among the poor and needy people in and around Jagiroad.