Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Colombo to Almora - Swadhyaya Presentations at Madurai

 Vivekananda Kendra Madurai organised ‘Colombo to Almora’ an event of Swadhyaya Presentations by Dayitwan Karyakarthas of VK Madurai. Through Google Meet, the event took place for three consecutive days 3, 4 & 5 June 2021 from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Totally 8 Karyakarthas gave the presentations and about 20 Karyakarthas and elders observed the presentations for three days.

The objective of the event is to enrich the Karyakarthas’ clarity of thoughts by reading Swami Vivekananda’s ideas and to present them to the public in an effective way. Five most important lectures from Swami Vivekananda’s ‘Colombo to Almora’ were taken as topics. Sri. Subbiah Ji presented on ‘My Plan of Campaign’, Smt. Geetha on ‘The Sages of India’, Sri. S. Prabhakar Ji on ‘The Work before Us’, Sri. Rajasekaran Ji on ‘The Common bases of Hinduism’ and Sri. Palaniappan Ji, Sri. T. V. Prabhakaran Ji, Smt. Indira & Su. Sumitra didi presented on ‘The Future of India’. The three day presentations by the Karyakarthas proved to be a very energizing, motivating and experiential sessions. Each participant exhibited the grasp of the chosen topic.

Mananeeya Radha didi, Dakshin Prant Sangathak graced the occasion with her valuable presence and gave Ashirvachan and encouraged Karyakarthas for all the three days. On the third day (05/06/21), the presence of two senior Karyakarthas of Kendra Sri. Umayorubaghan Ji and Sri. Velu Swamy Ji made the session extra special. Karyakarthas had a wonderful interaction with them and got their blessings also.

Concluding program:

As a befitting conclusion for the three day event, a program was arranged on 6/6/21 from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. through Google Meet and about 85 Karyakarthas from all-over India participated.

The program began with prayer which was followed by a patriotic song. Sri. Palaniappan Ji, Vyavastha Pramukh, VK Madurai read the report of the three-day event and Sri. Prabhakaran Ji, Sah Nagar Pramukh, VK Madurai gave a brief introduction of the speaker.

Mananeeya, Nivedita Bhide didi, All-India Vice President, VRM & VK gave her special address (Click here for video) in which she encapsulated the selected five lectures from Swami Vivekananda’s ‘Colombo to Almora’ and presented them in a simple yet profound manner. From didi’s speech, the participants could grasp the fine essence of these talks given by Swamiji.

After the special address, Mananeeya Radha didi, Dakshin Prant Sangathak gave the happy address in which she motivated the Karyakarthas to continue such swadhyayas and presentations. The program concluded with Shanti Mantra.

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