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Sunday, January 12, 2020


                                                             Samartha Bharat Parva started with 2 non residential half day 'Know Yoga' camps  for 250 students divided into 2 batches. The students were from Irinjalakuda Govt Higher Sec.School on 23rd December. Smt Suja Menon, saha Yoga Varga Pramukh conducted the classes. Classes included theory as well as practical classes on Yoga .                   

 On 3rd January, there was patriotic song competitions for the UP and High School section.Ma.Didi lighted the lamp and then blessed the participants encouraging them to take the opportunity as an offering to the Patriot Saint- Swamiji. 5 schools and a total of  40  students took part.

 On 4th January,there was folk group song competitions for U.P. and H.S students. 75 students from 9 schools registered . Total 65 students   from 7 schools participated.Folk song of various districts of Kerala were presented by the participants.

On 11th January,Sandeepani Sishuvihar teachers organised a 'Go as you like' fancy dress show. It was like a Deva Sangamam.All the 27 Sishuvihar children dressed up in
different costumes  as Sri Krishna,Balarama,Sri Radha,Sri Rama ,Sri Lakshman,Sita Devi ,Hanuman or as Thacholi Othenan, Unniyarcha Ayyankali, Pazhassi participated. Each of them spoke on different topics based on the messages of Swami Vivekananda or values of life.All their parents ,teachers and inmates of Kendra, around 50 people were present to listen to their short sweet speeches.

On 12th January Swamiji's Jayanti was celebrated in a unique way.
It started with , Samatva yoga sangamam. 170 yoga students assembled at South nada of Sri Kurumba Bhagavathi temple on 12th January sharp at 5. 45 am for procession from temple to Ananda dham. Sri Trivikraman Adigal lighted the lamp and handed it over to  Smt Suja Nair, Saha Yoga Varga Pramukh. In the procession along with all the yoga participants the Chief Guest of the programme, Sri Kaithapram Vasudevan Namboodiri-Chairman of Patanjali Yoga research training centre, Ernakulam and retd Major General Vivekanandan- a close well- wisher of Kendra, also accompanied followed in a line of two chanting pranava mantra. It was a treat to watch this all dressed in uniform walking carrying placards with Swamiji's messages , all  yoga students' procession. 

All the yoga students totalling 170 arranged themselves in a short span of time without wasting any time. The programme at Ananda dham started on dot at 6.45 am with prayer led by Sutapa didi and compeared by Smt Jayalakshmi followed by lighting the lamp by the Chief Guest. Ma. Lakshmi Didi in her inaugural address welcomed the Chief guest and all the assembled. She said let us try to understand the importance of Swami Vivekananda and imbibe the spirit of Swamiji. Sri Vasudevan Master in his address stressed on the need for understanding the concept of disease and how yoga can be a tool for making one's own body strong and also bringing an all-round development of an individual. Followed by the talk all yoga students performed yoga practices guided by Sutapa didi assisted by Master Rishikesh, Master Surya and Kum. Anusri. The programme concluded with a shanti mantra.

Concluding ,public programme of Vivekananda Jayanti celebration was conducted on 12th January  in the morning from 10 am to 12 noon.
The programme started with Vandana followed by welcome address by Lakshmi didi, lighting the lamp and blessings in the form an inspiring speech by the Chief Guest -Rev Swami Saradananda , Acharya of the Chinmaya Mission International, Piravam. In his talk Swamiji covered all the significant aspects of Swamiji and reminded the audience Vivekananda Swamiji left behind a legacy of 1500 years. Lot more to be achieved time for a wake-up. All the prize winning students were given away the prizes and rolling shields were given to Bharatiya Vidya Mandir and Govt UP school, konathukunnu. The programme ended with thanksgiving. All who were present received prasadam. A close well wisher of Vivekananda Kendra Sri Murali and his wife Smt Rema  sponsored lunch for all the 200 people who were present for the function. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2020


Kalpataru Day also called Kalpataru Diwas or Kalpataru Utsav is an annual religious festival observed by monks of the Ramakrishna Math monastic order and lay followers of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda worldwide.
The event commemorates the day on January 1, 1886, when his followers believe that Ramakrishna revealed himself to be an Avatar, or God incarnate on earth. It is held each January 1. Although the observances are held in many locations, the most significant celebration takes place at Cossipore Garden House or Udyanbati near Kolkata (then called Calcutta), present Ramakrishna Math, a branch of Ramakrishna Order, the place where Ramakrishna spent last days of his life. It is classified as one of the "Lord's special festivals" by followers of Ramakrishna.
On that day, at Ananda dham all the yoga varga participants celebrated the event with prayers and an inspiring talk by Ma Lakshmi Didi on the significance of the occasion and the need to bring in our life the knowledge and understanding of all the activities that we do in our day today lives.An eventful sankalpa in the New year.This was followed by the regular usual practice of samuhika yogabhyas.  
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