Saturday, December 6, 2014

Pariksha De Hasate Hasate is conducted at Navi Mumbai

Vivekananda Kendra, Navi Mumbai has conducted a 4 day PDHH (परीक्षा दे हसते हसते - Pariksha De Hasate Hasate) amongst the students at Vidya Prasarak High School,Belapur from 24th to 27th November 2014.More than 60 students from class 9 attended the programme in all the four days.The programme aimed at improving physical fitness of the students through Yoga, Surya namaskar and games.It also prepared the students to improve their memory, concentration, time management and destressing during examination.

The programme was being conducted by Shri Vinayak Goghale ,Shri Sharad Chalke, Smt Neha Gharpora and coordinated by Smt Sanjukta Praharaj, all volunteers of Vivekananda Kendra,Navi Mumbai.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Mananeeya Eknathji Birth Centenary Celebration Year Inugration at Andhra and Telangana

Rousing call to hindu nation"Youth must take inspiration from Eknathji's life and make their life meaningful" - said Mananeeya Nivedita Bhide, Vice President​, ​Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari. Delivering the inaug​u​ral address of Mananeeya Eknathji Ranade Birth Centenary Celebration​s​, NiveditaDidi shared incidents of Eknathji that showed him as a master organizer, forceful communicator and visionary leader. ​Eknathji was born in a poor family in Maharashtra and by the dint of his efforts and inspiration of Swami Vivekananda, he stro​ve to make the country great, first through Vivekananda Rock Memorial and then through Vivekananda Kendra - a nationwide service organisation, she said.
Speaking on the occasion Chief Guest Hon. Justice B. Subhashan Reddy, Lokayukta for the States of AP & Telangana, praised the organized efforts of Vivekananda Kendra in propagating good values and education to remove the ills of the society and expedite the efforts to make a Developed India. Chairman, Pennar Industries Limited Sri Nrupender Rao,  who is the Chairperson,Celebrations Committee - Andhra Pradesh and Telangana extolled the virtues of Eknathji who was inspired by Swami Vivekananda. A set of four Telugu books on Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Swami Vivekananda and Eknathji Shila Smaaraka Kathaa, Hindu Jaatiki Vivekananduni Melkolupu,  Karyakartaala Vikaasiniki Diksoochikalu, Visista Vyaktitvam Eknathji were also released on the occasion.
These are the first four books published by the recently launched Vivekananda Kendra Telugu Prachurana Vibhagamu​.
The program held at Keshav Memorial Campus, Hyderabad,​on 29 November 2014​​​, ​was attended by a galaxy of distinguished guests from Judiciary, education, industries, commerce and social service. A large number of youth attended the program​. ​
Justive CV Ramulu, National Vice chairman of the Celebrations Committee, read out the list of the Celebrations Committee for the Telugu praantam while Sri Raghav Reddy​, Trustee, Valmiki Vanaprasthashramam gave a rousing call to those who are retired but not tired to dedicate their remaining years for seva through the Kendra. Sri Guttikonda Sri Ram, Director KL University and Member, Celebrations committee delivered the Vote of Thanks. Earlier welcoming the august gathering, Sri G. Chandramouli, Praant Pramukh, Vivekananda Kendra, Telugu Praant, said the year long Celebrations of Eknathji's Birth Centenary will have several local and state level programs for youth, women, ​intellectuals, families​ and tribal communities​. The purpose of these programs is to inspire the society through the life and work of Eknathji, who had sacrificed his entire life for the good of the society​,he said.

Sadhana Diwas at Andhra and Telangana

District launch of MEJSP took place in Nellore and Kadapa attended by 125 and 80 people respectively. 'Vivekananda Shila Smaaraka Kathaa' [Telugu] was released in both the places.Details:
Nellore: District launch of MEJSP. Dr A. Prasad, Vice Principal, College of Arts, Commerce and Management, Vikrama Simhapuri University presided over the programme. Sri D. Yugandharji, Saha-Karyavah, RSS - Andhra Praant spoke on Ma.Ekanthji on the occasion. Kum.Sujatha spoke about the objectives of the Vivekananda Kendra and MEJSP. The programme was co-ordinate by Dr P. Chenchu Reddy, MEJSP - Praant Saha Vishesh Samparka Pramukh + Nagar Sanchalak, Nellore. 125 people attended the programme.

At Kadapa: District launch of MEJSP The Nagar team was announced. The book was released by the distinguished guests Smt Pratibha Bharathi, ED, SC Corpn, Govt of AP and Dr Anil Kumar, Asst Prof, IIIT Kadapa; others on the dais were  Nagara Sanchalak, Smt. Mamatha, Nagar Pramukh,  Sri Obulesu, and MEJSP Yuva Pramukh, Dr Bhaskar Verma.

Sadhana Divas was held in 2 places at Hyderabad: Ameerpet and Dilsukhnagar.
At Vijayawada, a meeting of 8 people was held in Vijaywada to plan the launch of MEJSP.

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From Prakashan : VKP-COVER-PAGESVivekananda Kendra Patrika : Swami Vivekananada’s Eknath
Eknath Ranade as a young college student in Nagpur in 1930s turned to Swami Vivekananda to understand Sanatana Dharma in the context of the religions in the world. He wanted to ably reply to many objections that were raised in his college against Sanatana Dharma. He could so well put forward the subject that his Bible teacher was overwhelmed. Destiny had a still greater plan in this episode. Swami Vivekananda had said, ‘We want …fiery young men and women …intelligent and brave, who dare to go to the jaws of Death, and are ready to swim the ocean across. Do you follow me? We want hundreds like that, both men and women. Try your utmost for that end alone.’ : Read More
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Safal Yuva - Yuva Bharat Presentation in West Bengal

Safal Yuva Yuva Bharat Yuva samelan at Prabhat Jyotirmoyee College, Siuri of Vivekananda kendra Shantiniketan Vibhag Siuri Shakha on 3 December.  Total 118 participants attend with karyakarta.

Safal Yuva Yuva Bharat Yuva samelan at Vivekananda kendra ulluberia vistar on 23 November 2014.

Inauguration of MEJSP at VKV Nirjuli

ITANAGAR, Dec 3: The birth centenary celebration of Eknath Ranade which would be known as Mananeeya Janma Shati Parva was formally inaugurated at VKV Nirjuli yesterday with the theme ‘One Life One mission.’

The centenary celebration is named as Mananeeya Eknathji Janma Shati Parva to mark the birth centenary of late Eknath Ranade, who is the founder of Vivekananda Kendra. He took up the activities of organization in Arunachal way back in 1972. The yearlong celebration started on 19th November and will continue up to 19th November 2015.
Speaking on the occasion Rinchin Dorjee, the Parva Pramukh of the celebration and former Chairman of APPSC  gave a clarion call to make celebration a successful one by spreading the message of oneness and unity .
In his address Dr. Joram Begi, Prant Pramukh of Vivekananda Kendra and former Director of Higher and Technical Education said that Eknathji was the person who translated Swami Vivekananda’s vision into action especially in North – eastern part of the country.  The state is fortunate that Eknathji chose Arunachal Pradesh to start his work. Now Vivekananda Kendra which had a modest beginning in 1977 with 7 Vidyalayas has increased to 34 in the whole state. Kendra has started Arun Jyothi for Rural development and Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture – Arunachal Chapter for promoting the dialogue to preserve and nurture culture.

A. Balakrishnan, Vice President of Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, who is pioneer in the works of Vivekananda Kendra from 1972 onwards, illuminated the gathering about the vision of Eknathji for Arunachal Pradesh. Eknathji was very much fascinated to make this small hilly state as a model one and hence took up the first work in Arunachal after erecting a grand and befitting memorial of Swami Vivekananda at Kanyakumari.  

Swami Vishweshananda, Secretary Ramakrishna Mission hospital Itanagar who attended the programme said that the mission could not fulfill the aspiration of local populace to have a school in each districts of Arunachal and that is fulfilled by Vivekananda Kendra. Dr.Tejum Padu, Saha Prant Pramukh of Vivekananda Kendra narrated his association with Eknathji and the need of meaningful celebration to consolidate and strengthen the existing system and also to reach out to the maximum people to fulfill the dream of Mananeeya Eknath Ranade.

Vivekananda Kendra has constituted committees at various levels to chalk out programmes for the yearlong celebration. Yuva Sammelan, Traditional Dance and Drama Competitions at Circle and District Level etc are some of the immediate activities planned.

Inauguration of MEJSP at Dibrugarh

Inauguration of MEJSP (Saumar Bhumi Vibhag) at Dibrugarh.

शिमला में गीता जयंती का आयोजन

२ - दिसम्बर, मंगलवारको भगवान कृष्ण द्वारा कहि गई गीता को ५१५६  साल हुए। इस अवसर पर विवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी के शिमला शाखा द्वारा, गीता जयंती का कार्यक्रम सायं ५ से ६ बजे तक उत्साहपूर्ण रुप से मनाय गया। भगवदगीता हमारा राष्ट्रीय ग्रन्थ है ओर गीता ने क्रान्तिकारियों को वधफलक (फाँसी के फंदे) तक हँसते-हँसते जामे को प्रेरित किया एवं हमारे स्वतन्त्रता संग्राम के नेताओं को, जो कि अंग्रेजों द्वारा जेल में डाल दिये गये थे, प्रबुद्ध किया।

विवेकानन्द केन्द्र की शिमला शाखा द्वारा चलाए जा रहे आनन्दालयाके बच्चों ने "दैनिक जीवनमें गीता" का पठन किया गया। गीता के सभी श्लोक महत्वपूर्ण है। बच्चों को हिन्दू जीवन पद्धति के सार तत्व से परिचित कराने के लिए "श्री हरिगीता" में से ६१ श्लोको का चयन किया गया है, जो पुस्तिका स्वरूपमें भी प्राप्य है। रामकृष्ण मिशन, शिमला शाखा के सचिव स्वामी निलकण्ठानन्दजीने आशीर्वचन के साथ  ही बच्चों को कहानी के माध्यमसे गीता के माहातम्य बारे में सरल रूपमें बतायाँ।

विवेकानन्द केन्द्र के शिमला शाखा द्वारा केन्द्र के विविध कार्यक्रम और नियमित चल रहे कार्यक्रम जैसे बच्चोके लिए आनन्दालय एवं संस्कार वर्ग, युवा एवं प्रबुद्ध वर्ग के लिए स्वाध्याय वर्ग ओर समाजके सभी वर्गोके लिए योग वर्गके बारे में जानकारी दि गई। इस अवसर पर केन्द्र द्वारा साहित्य सेवा-विक्रय में रामकृष्ण-विवेकानन्द एवं भारतीय संस्कृति के पुस्तक का स्टोल लगाया गया।

Thursday, December 4, 2014

जबलपुर में गीता जयंती का आयोजन

विवेकानंद केंद्र, कन्याकुमारी, शाखा -जबलपुर द्वारा दिनांक ३० नवंबर २०१४ को माँ नर्मदा तट पर स्थित ब्रम्हर्षि बावरा नर्मदा विद्यालय परिसर में गीता जयंती कार्यक्रम का आयोजन किया गया। कार्यक्रम में संस्कार वर्ग के ४२ बच्चे, ८ युवा कार्यकर्ता व १० वरिष्ट कार्यकर्तायों  का सहभाग रहा।
कार्यक्रम : 

१. मुख्य उदबोधन: पूजनीया साध्वी ज्ञानेश्वरी दीदी ने भगवदगीता की महानता को रेखांकित करते हुए बच्चों को इस महान ग्रन्थ से प्रेरणा लेकर अपने जीवन को सफल और सार्थक बनाने हेतु मार्गदर्शन दिया।
२. संस्कार वर्ग के बच्चों का प्रशिक्षण व  बच्चों द्वारा सूर्यनमस्कार, योगासन, खेल, आज्ञा अभ्यास, गीत अभ्यास एवं गीता श्लोकों का सामूहिक पाठ किया गया।

३. कार्यक्रम का समापन में MEJSP के विभाग पर्व प्रमुख डॉ अखिलेश गुमाश्ताजी ने स्वामी विवेकानंद के बचपन के रोचक प्रसंगों को बच्चों को बताया तथा भगवदगीता के तथ्यों  एवं स्वामीजी के प्रेरणादायी  जीवन से छात्र जीवन को किस प्रकार उत्तम बनाया जा सकता है इस पर प्रकाश डाला।

Sadhana Diwas at Surat

At the occasion of sadhana Diwas all the karyakartas came together and celebrated the sadhana Diwas by taking Dayitwa. In the Karyakram total 35 karyakartas were present. The Karyakram was started with Prayer, Geet,  Swadesh mantra, Letter of sadhana Diwas reading, Sharing of MEJSP Program which was held at Delhi, documentary of ma. Eknathji Ranade, declaration of Dayitwa with Pushaparpan, Geet-Seva hai Yagya Kund, Santi mantra and Kendra Prathana.

VKRDP Monthly Report October 2014

1. “Sri Rama Jaya Rama” Mantra was chanted during Deepa Pooja, Shivalinga Pooja and daily by our Balwadi school children, cultural class students and during monthly meetings by our Balwadi teachers and Social Workers. Every month nearly 7, 68,538 times mantras were chanted in 84 localities.
2. Through 73 Balwadis, 1,946 rural Children were nurtured.  In all the Balwadis, Malt along with hygienically prepared highly nutritive lunch with vegetables was served during the day. And in the evening vitamin-rich cereals were provided to the children.

3. In our Medicare Programme, 1763 patients were examined and treated for various common ailments, through 14 Rural Medical Centers in Kanyakumari, Nellai and Thoothukudi districts.
4. Eye camps were conducted at 4 places, in Kanyakumari, and Nellai districts in which 542 were treated for their eye ailments and 107 were operated for cataract. 13 persons given  eye drops and 46 persons given spectacles.

5. In 178 Samskara Vargas, 6954 students participated.  The students were taught about the values of Indian Culture, through games, lectures & lessons.  The feelings of oneness were strengthened among participants, through patriotic songs and games.
6. Under Adopt a Grannie Programme, 28 destitute and old people were provided with monthly solatiums, in the form of rice, dhal, oil, etc., for their livelihood and 106 persons provided rice only, in Southern four districts of Tamilnadu.

7. Monthly Deepa poojas were organized in 230 village temples in five districts of Southern Tamilnadu, in which 10854 ladies participated and offered prayers for the welfare of self, family and the society.
8. Under Amrita Surabhi Scheme, our Kendra workers collected 914 Kgs of rice from  Thoothukudi and Ramnad and Virudhunagar districts.

9. Through various branch centers, including Thoothukudi A.O. and book stalls, literature books were sold for Rs. 41,541 /-
10. Vivekavani Subscriptions for 148 for one year, 2 Yuva Bharathi were collected. Also contributions were received for 26 patrons.
11. 80 women are being benefited in 4 Self Help Groups in Kanyakumari district.    
12. Yoga Varga has been conducted at 01 places,  Kovilpatti and  Aruppukottai in which 14 persons attended.
13. 4 tailoring units are functioning well in Nellai & Kanyakumari districts with the total attendance of 81.
14. Shivalinga Poojas were conducted at 03 places in Kanyakumari District and 215 members participated.
15. Durga Pooja was conducted at 02 places, in Kanyakumari District in which 150 devotees participated.
16. Rural Block level competitions was held in all the five districts as detailed belows:
Total No.of.competitions – 17
No.of.Schools – 147, Students – 2302
No.of.Parents – 223, Teachers – 99
17. Urban District level competitions held at Aruppukottai
No. of Schools – 50, Students – 584
No.of.Parents – 84, Teachers – 90.
18. Cultural class conference was held at Eraviputhoor in Kanyakumari district. Tenkasi in Tirunelveli district and Sayalkudi and R.S.Mangalam in Ramnad district during the month of October 2014. Nealy 552 students from 32 cultural classes participated in the functions.
19. Vivekananda Kendra - Aruppukottai Branch
As per the request of Sri. G.V.Govindarajan
President  of  Aathipatti   Panchayat union one borewell was made in a village where in 150  houses  are  there  and  nearly 600 peopleare  benefited  with  drinking water. The   Financial    assistance    for    digging bore  well  was made by Yogada Satsanga Society  of  India , Ranchi. All  the  village people  expressed  their sincere thanks to Yogada   Satsanga   Society  of  India   and Vivekananda Kendra. 20. Sree Skanda Sasti Festival was celebrated in   Mallankinaru,  Virudunagar   District. Competitions were conducted wherein 97 boys  and  girls  participated.  Bajans were held. Prizes were also distributed. 21. Saraswathi Pooja function was celebrated in 44 places and 1455 people participated. Similarly   Vidhyarambha   vizha   was celebrated  in  3  schools  and 80 students participated.
In our balwadi Suriya a child aged 3 ½ years has joined during the month of June and she is coming from Soorangudi. During the time of lunch she was giving the plates to other children one  by one. Sometimes rice will be falling from the plates. On seeing that scene Yowan an old student approached her and asked her to sit down and he will do the job and did it. While I was thinking to tell her,  Yowan has told her which impressed me very much.
1008 deepa pooja was performed in Agastheeswarar Thirukovil at Ambasamuthiram during the month of June 2014. Two days before the pooja I brought all the things of the pooja in to my house and kept. Those who visited my house asked me about the box and I explained them that it contains the pooja things. Immediately they fell before the box and worshipped and went. Next day our neighbor has heared the death news of our distant relative. They have not informed us the death message because the pooja things were in our house and the Anna Poorani is also residing with us. After the pooja is over when I heared the message I wondered about their devotion to the God and I felt the spirituality in my heart increased.

In our balwadi during rainy season water will come inside the school. So we requested the people to take necessary steps and to construct a wall on that side. But nobody came forward to take any steps. So I told all the parents that the balwadi is being runfor the benefits of the children of nearby villages. Also I warned that the matter will be taken up to the knowledge of our higher authorities and the balwadi may be shifted to some other place. On hearing this one parent came to me and offered Rs.1000/-  and some other parents have also came to me including some Muslim parents for the help. I came to know that some selfless people are also there to help which impressed me very much.

साधना दिवस

विवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी शाखा इन्दौर द्वारा साधना दिवस उत्सव मनाया गया. कार्यक्रम में मुख्य रूप से विवेकानंद केंद्र की संयुक्त महासचिव आ. रेखा दीदी , मा एकनाथजी जन्म शती पर्व के राष्ट्रिय उपाध्यक्ष श्री कृष्णकुमार अष्ठानाजी, मा एकनाथजी जन्म शती पर्व के राष्ट्रिय समिति के संदस्य श्री मनोहर देवही उपस्थित थे।
मुख्य उद्बोधन में आ. रेखा दीदी ने कार्यकर्ताओं को समय व ऊर्जा का तंत्र बताते हुए कहा की
केंद्र कार्य में समय के योगदान को गुणात्मक करे।

भारत अच्छा है परन्तु दिखता नहीं है उसे अच्छा प्रकट करने के लिए कार्यकर्ता को समाज  में स्वामी विवेकानंद के अनुसार आदर्शरत जीवन जीकर दिखाना होगा।

मा एकनाथजी का यह पर्व कार्यकर्ता के लिए स्वयं को निखारनेका एक सुअवसर है।
कार्यक्रम में 50 की संख्या कार्यकर्ता उपस्थित थे। कार्यक्रम का संचलन इंदौर नगर व्यवस्था प्रमुख श्री कृष्णकुमार सिंह जी ने किया।

Sanatana Dharma : Vivekananda Kendra News

"The main theme of my life is to take the message of Sanatana Dharma to  every home and pave the way for launching, in a big way, the man-making  programme preached and envisaged by great seers like Swami Vivekananda." 
- Ma. Eknathji 

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  • Various activities in Assam : Read More
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Ma. Balakrishnanji speech at the inaugural ceremony of Eknathji Ranade Janma Shati Parva
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Various Program at Hydrabad

Leadership program Safal Yuva Yuva Bharat - program is organized at Hydrabad. Sadhana Diwas is organized.

Various activities in Assam

Sadhana Diwas was celebrated various place in Assam - Jorhat, Magaldoi, Guwahati, VKNRL hospital at Nalbari. Special Yoga satra was conducted for the yoga teachers training program at Guwahati. Book stall at Mangaldoi and Golaghat.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Yoga Satra for Sisters at Nagpur

A Yogasatra was conducted by Vivekananda Kendra’s Nagpur branch at Shivaji Sabhagriha situated in Ram Nagar Vastar. 19 sisters participated in the Yogasatra from 13th Nov. to 19th Nov 2014.

Loosening exercises, Sooryanamaskar, Asanas and Pranayam were practiced. Sessions on Ashtanga Yaga were also arranged for the participants. With the practice of Asanas and pranayama, they also enjoyed the shlokas, patriotic songs and indoor games.

On concluding day, all participants shared their experiences and Participants have decided to continue their practices every day collectively, for one month.

Yuva Samelan at Brahmapur

Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari Branch: Brahmapur organised  Yuva Sammelan under the aegis of Mananeeya Eknathji Janma Shati Parva. 12 Safal Yuva- Yuva Bharat workshops were organised at different institutions wherein 936 youth participated. out of them 376 registered themselves for yuva sammelan and 306 attended the Yuva Sammelan on 23rd November 2014.

 Col. Sushant Kumar Jena inspired students to lead a successful and meaningful life also encouraged them to join army. Odisha Pranta Sangathak Shri. Ravi Bhiaya told them about Swami Vivekananda's Life and Message. The participants were divided in 6 different groups for games and interaction. Dr. Sudhir Rout, Director, Arayabhatta Institute, Dr. Chittaranjan Panda, Lecturer, RIPS, Dr. Gopal Krishna Panigrahy, Nagar Pramukh, S/ Siddhartha Rauta, Yuva Pramukh, Smt. Janaki Panigrahy, Prashikshan Pramukh and S/ Ram Prasad Mishra, Vibhag Vyavastha Pramukh interacted in different groups. In Samapan Satra, Su. Pranjali didi, Bhanja Vibhga Sanghatak, inspired youth for Yuva - Seva.

Sadhana Din at Karnawati

Sadhana divas celebration was held on 19th November at Vivekananda Kendra, Karnawati. Total 19 karyakartas were present in the celebration of the sadhna divas.

Program was started with 3 Omkar and Prarthna and Geet. Prant Parva Pramukh Shri Dr. Kamlesh Upadhyay gave elaborate information on  “Sadhana Divas”. He explained the concept behind Kendra’s thought and importance of work in the every ones life.  After that Ma. Mamaji shared some priceless incidences of Ma. Eknathji  and explained how Eknathji leaved Kendra Prarthna, each second,  till the end of life. Mamaji told that for Ekanathji, ‘One life- One Mission’ was truly a life sentence and he leaved on the same. Ma.Eknathjis’s life and his working style inspired a lot.  All karyakartas present have taken three Sankalp each for a) self for b) Vevekananda Kendra & c) for the Rastra.  Programme ended with  Pusparpan and  Kendra Prarthana.

Sadhana Din at Kanyakumari

On this auspicious day 19th November 2014 of  Mananeeya Eknathji's Centenary started with Pratahsmaran, Gita Chanting, Prarthana and Pushpanjali to Eknathji Samadhi and Swamijiith by Life Workers and VKStaff at Vivekananda Kendra Kanniyakumari.
At 9am Ma. Balakrishnanji installed the Tablet at Vivekananda Rock Memorial, expressing the gratitude of India towards Ma. Eknathji.Ma. Aparnadidi, Sri Thangasamyji and other VRMStafff were also there.

Mananeey Eknathji Centenary Celebration was Celebrated at Headquarters Kanniyakumari in a grand manner on 19th November 2014, Wednesday 10am with procession and public gathering by the people.The procession was started at Meditation statue of Swami Vivekananda at Kanniyakumari Amman Mandir which is flagged off by D.S.P.  Sri P. Selvaraj and Arati taken to Ma.Eknathji Ratham by Poojaneeya Swami Chaitanyananda Maharaj, Hindu Dharma Vidhya Peeth, Vellimalai Ashram.
There was a folk music Chandai Melam and traditional game Silambattam leading the Ratham, Band Music of VKV students and gathering of more than 2000 members of the public drawn from all over Kanniyakumari district to show their respectful pranam and gratitude to the Great Hero of the Kanniyakumari.

Everywhere Eknathji Centenary Celebration Banner was kept.The procession entered Vivekananda Kendra with tumultuous sound of fireworks and one by one, they did pushpanjali to Vivekananda Swamigal and Eknathji Samadhi.

Later they assembled for public meeting at VKV premises.Mother Nature blessed us for her worthy son by slight showers in the wholeday.

In the concluding, Presidential address by Ma. Balakrishnanji, Felicitation by Ma. Niveditadidi, Special address by Aa. KrishnamurthyAnnaji and Blessings by Rev. Swami Chaitanyananda Maharaj.
Our VKStaff Sri Thangaraja reached on 19th November 2014 morning, after his Motor Tri-Cycle Yatra from Eknathji's birth place Timtala, Amaravati district, Maharashtra to his karmabhoomi Kanniyakumari.And he was honoured by Ma. Niveditadidi.

Volunteer of Vivekananda Kendra Kanniyakumari who worked under the guidance of Eknathji felicitated and other organisations also honoured with momentos by Ma. Balakrishnanji.
The programme concluded with Kendra Prarthana by Ma. Aparnadidi and Annadanam was there.
Evening at 3.30pm Ma. Balakrishnanji inauguarated the Website on

Evening at 5pm Gangotri Exhibition was renovated by Ma. Balakrishnanji.  Ma. Niveditadidi lighted the lamp and Kendra Prarthana was there.

At 6pm VKStaff and Ex-Staffs and their families gathering was there at Eknath Bhavan. The film which shot on Eknathji's, trial shown.  All did pushpanjali to Eknathji photo and some of the Ex-workers who worked during Eknathji's period, they shared their experiences.  There was a Benediction by Ma. Balakrishnanji and Felicitation by Ma. Niveditadidi and In-charge of Employee Union of Kanniyakumari district who gave Guest Address. Sri Thangaraj who did Motor Tri-cycle yatra from Eknathji's Janma Kshetra to Karyakshetra, gave soil of Timtala village and given to Ma. Balakrishnanji.  He was honoured.

Programme concluded with Kendra Prarthana by Sri Thanuji.