Wednesday, February 27, 2013
RKM to Spread Message of Vivekananda among Students and Youths of Malda and Dinajpurs
MALDA, 13 JAN: As a part of the 150th birth year celebration of Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Malda has resolved to spread the ideas and principles of the wandering monk among the students and youths of Malda and both Dinajpurs. Besides, the 150th birthday of Swami Vivekananda was observed in Malda amid huge enthusiasm of the citizens.
The secretary of Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Malda Swami Parasharanandaji said, “I would visit different schools, colleges and educational institutes located in every nook and corner of Malda and North and south Dinajpur. We believe that if the children, teenagers and youths are impressed upon with the ideals preached by Swami Vivekananda, there would indeed be sea change in the India of next generation.”
Swami Parasharanandaji added that the principles and values of Swami Vivekananda was illustrated among the students of the University of Gour Banga (UGB) yesterday. “The response was encouraging,” he said.
It may be mentioned that a half-bust statue of Swami Vivekananda was inaugurated in the UGB campus yesterday. The statue was inaugurated by the vice chancellor of the UGB Prof Achintya Biswas. In addition the administrative building was named as Swami Vivekananda administrative building. It was inaugurated by Swami Parasharanandaji.
The Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama organized a rally to commemorate Swami Vivekananda’s birthday which was attended by citizens from all walks of the society along with 3500 students from different schools of the society.
The life size statue of Swamiji was garlanded by the district administrative officials, tourism minister Krishnendu Choudhury, superintendent of police Jayanta pal and Swami Parasharanandaji Maharaj.
In the evening the students of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Vidyamandir who passed out their secondary examinations in 1992 and by now respectably established in the society organized a cultural programme with the underprivileged children of a school which they have been running for past three years. Dr Showkat Iqbal, Secretary of Their organization known as ‘Kartavya’ said, “We established the school being inspired by the ideals of the fire-brand monk.” The headmaster of RKM Vivekananda Vidyamandir Brahmachari Anirban Chaitanya, educationist Dr Radhagobindo Ghosh and district relief officer Subrata Mukherjee praised the enterprise abundantly.