A Youth Convention was organized by Ramakrishna Advaita Ashram, Kalady, on 9 August 2023 in the ashrama premises. The event was inaugurated by Swami Virabhadrananda, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Math, Haripad.
The convention resonated with wisdom as Swami Srividyananda, Adhyaksha of Sri Ramakrishna Advaita Ashrama, Kalady, graced the convention with his enlightening address. He emphasised the essence of strength and purity in one’s life, urging all participants to embrace virtues and values from a tender age.
Swami Nandatmajananda, Editor of Prabudha Keralam, profoundly shared the ideals of education as envisioned by Swami Vivekananda. He stressed the power of cultivating positive thoughts to counteract the negative forces within us. A poignant reminder that our thoughts shape our destiny – the roots of all evils lie in the mind. Swamiji emphasised the pivotal role of teachers in nurturing good character in students, thereby moulding responsible individuals for society.
A true highlight of the convention was the enlightening talk by Sri Mahesh Mohan, the visionary founder of Viveka Yogi. He illuminated the relevance of Swami Vivekananda’s teachings and messages for the present generation, instilling a renewed sense of purpose and direction in our young participants.
The convention saw the enthusiastic participation of 200 students from Sree Narayana Training College, Okkal, Shankara B. Ed Training College, and Brahmanandodayam Higher Secondary School, Kalady.