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Celebration & Utsavas

Swami Vivekananda, after his wandering all over India, came to Kanyakumari and sat in meditation on 25,26 and 27 December 1892. Here he felt inspiration to at tend and address the World Parliament of Religions at Chicago in 1893.

Objectives

  • To bring the focus of our youth to the Dynamics of our Motherland, Her great present strength and also Her destiny to guide the world.
  • To spread the message of Swami Vivekananda amongst the public
  • To focus on cultural traditions.
  • To pay homage to all those who laid their lives for the protection of our Motherland.


Observed from 25th December to 12th January every year to awaken national consciousness among the youth focusing on the strengths of our Nation.



Herewith attached an inspiring cum guideline letter from Adaraneeya NiveditaDidi, Vice President, Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari

Gita Jayanti observed on Margshirsh Shukla Ekadashi to revisit  our base of Gita study for making life purposeful and to nourish ourselves with the vision of our Rishis.

ॐ पार्थाय प्रतिबोधितां भगवता नारायणेन स्वयं
व्यासेन ग्रथितां पुराणमुनिना मध्येमहाभारतम्।
अद्वैतामृतवर्षिणीं भगवतीमष्टादशाध्यायिनीम्
अम्ब त्वामनुसन्दधामि भगवद्गीते भवद्वेषिणीम्॥१॥

AUM pArthAya pratibodhitAM bhagavatA nArAyaNena svayaM
vyAsena grathitAM purANamuninA madhyemahAbhAratam.
advaitAmRRitavarShiNIM bhagavatImaShTAdashAdhyAyinIm
amba tvAmanusandadhAmi bhagavadgIte bhavadveShiNIm ||1||

AUM. O Bhagavad Gita, with which Partha was illumined by Lord Narayana Himself, and which was composed within the Mahabharata by the ancient sage, Vyasa, O Divine Mother, the destroyer of rebirth, the showerer of the nectar of Advaita, and consisting of eighteen discourses—upon Thee, O Gita, O affectionate Mother, I meditate!

 
Namostu te vyaasa vishaalabuddhe phullaaravindaayatapatranetra;
Yena twayaa bhaaratatailapoornah prajwaalito jnaanamayah pradeepah.

Salutations unto thee, O Vyasa, of broad intellect and with eyes like the petals of a full-blown lotus, by whom the lamp of knowledge, filled with the oil of the Mahabharata, has been lighted!

Objectives

  • To nourish ourselves with the vision of our Rishis
  • To popularize Gita’s study for purposeful life, for National Resurgence.

Herewith attached an inspiring cum guideline letter from Adaraneeya NiveditaDidi, Vice President, Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari

 

Observed on 19 November - Ekanathji Jayanti. Remembering the founder of Vivekananda Kendra, studying his vision and rededicating ourselves to the mission of Nation building.

Objectives

  • To pay homage to the founder of Vivekananda Kendra, Mananeeya Eknathji Ranade
  • The divine Bharat is destined to guide the world. So in this Ishwari Karya of National Resurgence Karyakarta is the chosen instrument. When the Karyakartas work with this Sadhanabhava it becomes their Sadhana.

Programs:

Annual meeting of the Karyakartas organised and taking up the responsibilities - dayitva grahan.
Herewith attached an inspiring cum guideline letter from Adaraneeya NiveditaDidi, Vice President, Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari

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Swami Vivekananda in his lectures at Chicago starting from 11 September 1893 gave a call for Universal Brotherhood. He said that the man on this earth has continued too long to be fanatic about insisting that his religion alone was true and other religions being false had no right to exist. He also stressed that as long as this situation persists there can be only bloodshed in the name of religion and no brotherhood which, the practice of religion should actually bring about, would be possible.

At present though it appears that fanaticism and terrorism is engulfing the whole world, actually it is like the flame that flickers the brightest before getting extinguished. Swami Vivekananda had said that, “Sectarianism, bigotry, and its horrible descendants, fanaticism, have long possessed this beautiful earth. They have filled this earth with violence, drenched it often and often with human blood, destroyed civilisation and sent whole nations to despair. Had it not been for these possible demons, human society would be far more advanced than it is now. But their time has come…”

Objectives

  • To bring the focus of our youth to the Dynamics of our Motherland, Her great present strength and also Her destiny to guide the world.
  • To spread the message of Swami Vivekananda amongst the public
  • To focus on cultural traditions
  • To pay homage to all those who laid their lives for the protection of our Motherland.

Programs:

Competitions in school, colleges; seminars, group discussions, in-depth study of Swamiji's teachings.

Herewith attached an inspiring cum guideline letter from Adaraneeya NiveditaDidi, Vice President, Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari

Observed on Ashad Poornima to inculcate respect & pride towards our forefathers; remembrance of our Guru - Ishwara - to prepare ourselves as an instrument in his hands to do his work with attitude of Sadhana.



Objectives

  • To acquaint with our Guru Tradition and to know about Guru Omkar
  • To reconnect with Ishwara and to remind ourselves and to remind that we are his work.

Programs

Bhajans, lectures and discussions on Guru-Shishya tradition and its contemporary significance.
Herewith attached an inspiring cum guideline letter from Adaraneeya NiveditaDidi, Vice President, Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari

Recent Celebration & Utsavs

Ma.Balakrishnan Ji addressing , Dr. T.P. Sashikumar addressing
Universal Brotherhood Day Celebration at Kodungallur

As part of the celebration of universal brotherhood day online Competitions were kept for the school students and also for the adults.

1) All Kerala Elocution competition in Malayalam based on the Chicago speech of Swami Ji was for the classes V to VII; Elocution competition in English was for the High school students from class VIII to X.

2) All India Quiz competition in English was designed for the students of classes X, XI and XII. Topic was based on the videos of Mananeya Lakshmi Kumari Didi on  series of  her talks on 'Love India as Swami Ji loved Her'

Radha Didi addressing UB Day , UB Day Invitation
Universal Brotherhood Day in Thiruvananthapuram
Universal Brotherhood Day was celebrated by Vivekananda Kendra, Thiruvananthapuram Branch,Kerala g in which more than 60 people participated.
विवेकानंद केंद्र मध्य प्रान्त द्वारा विश्व बंधुत्व दिवस पर विमर्श का आयोजन
विवेकानंद केंद्र मध्य प्रान्त द्वारा विश्व बंधुत्व दिवस पर विमर्श का आयोजन

कन्याकुमारी में विवेकानंद शिला स्मारक के निर्माण के पचास वर्ष पूर्ण होने के अवसर पर विवेकानंद केंद्र मध्य प्रान्त ने विमर्श का आयोजन किया। इसका प्रसारण विवेकानंद केन्द्र की  यू ट्यूब चैनल पर 11 सितम्बर 2020 को सायं सात बजे से किया गया।

Audience , Ma. Bhanudas Dhakras ( All India General Secretary , Vivekananda Kendra) delivering Speech on Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam , Vivek Vani Path by Smt. Rupali Dey Mondal
Universal Brotherhood Day Celebration West Bengal

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Paschimbanga Prant organised a webinar (to commemorate the 127th year of Swami Vivekananda's world famous Chicago Address) on 26th Sept, Saturday  from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on Google Meet.

The introductory speech was given by Prof. Rakesh Das (Prant Pramukh , Paschimbanga Prant) followed by Vivek Vani was lead by Smt. Rupali Dey Mondal (Karyakarta , Bagla Prakasan Vibhag)

Audience , Ma.  Someswar Boral delivering his speech , Smt. Malabika Chatterjee giving Vote of Thanks
Universal Brotherhood Day Celebration by Bangla Prakashan Vibhag

The observation of Universal Brotherhood Day was held by a Webinar on 21st September, 2020 between 7- 8p.m. organized by Bangla Prakashan Vibhag of Paschimbanga Pranta.

Program started with 3 Omkaras and Shanti path followed by the inaugural song  by Susri Anindita Gupta,member of Bangla Prakashan Vibhag. Shri Joydip Banerjee, karyakarta bangla prakashan vibhag delivered the Welcome speech followed by presentation of the Chicago speech by Shri Vidyapati Chakraborty .

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