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Short story competition – Prize distribution function (29th Aug 2014) – Photos

Sri Ramakrishna Vijayam, the Tamil monthly of our order has recently conducted a short story competition emphasizing the importance of noble values of our tradition. Nearly 1000 stories on various themes like service, religious harmony, spirituality, humanity, cultural heritage, patriotism, social responsibility etc. were received. Among them were devotional stories, stories touching humanity through their hearts, family stories advocating love & concern, inspirational stories instilling confidence by relentless fight against failures, stories glorifying women and our nation, etc. Among the writers, many are young and new to the world of writing. It was wonderful to see great expressions of talent, feelings and their effective presentations emanating from the pens of these enthusiastic participants.

A Prize distribution function was held on 29th August 2014 in Vivekananda Culture Centre at Vivekananda Illam and prizes were awarded to the winners. 

It is the 1st time almost all print media from Tamil Nadu participated in this programme. Sri Gurumurthy Columnist appreciated the social, cultural and spiritual contributions of the magazine to the society. He said that Sri Ramakrishna Vijayam is a magazine that is in demand and not merely sold. Two leading dialing in Tamil and Indian Express gave full coverage of it. 

We are happy to inform you that our Tamil monthly Sri Ramakrishna Vijayam has reached the circulation 175000 copies.

Some of the photos are given below

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Vivekananda Cultural Centre launches a new communication English Course

Vivekananda Cultural Centre(VCC) inaugurates a new communication English Course (Level-1). The course will be conducted for 4 months(100 hours) at the VCC campus. The course will start on 24th September 2014. To apply for the course and for other course details, contact the VCC office on 044-28446188 or mail them at mail@vivekanandahouse.org.

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Vivekananda Cultural Centre launches new Chanting Course

Vivekananda Cultural Centre launches new Chanting  Course (Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram)

Vivekananda Cultural Centre(VCC) inaugurates a new training programme for Vishnu Sahasranama Chanting. The course will be conducted daily for 25 days at the VCC campus in the morning between 7:00 and 8:00 am. The course will start on 10th September 2014. To apply for the course and for other course details, contact the VCC office on 044-28446188 or mail them at mail@vivekanandahouse.org.

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Sri Ramakrishna Vijayam – Prize Distribution Function of Short Story Competition

Sri Ramakrishna Vijayam: Short story competition Prize distribution function

Venue : Vivekanandar Illam,
 Date   : 29.8.2014 – Friday Time: 5 – 7.45 P.M.

Dear Friends,

Literature – short stories in particular, play an important role in shaping the culture and values of the society. Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna taught highest truths of spirituality through simple stories.

Sri Ramakrishna Vijayam, the Tamil monthly of our order has recently conducted a short story competition emphasizing the importance of noble values of our tradition.

Nearly 1000 stories on various themes like service, religious harmony, spirituality, humanity, cultural heritage, patriotism, social responsibility etc. were received.

To felicitate and distribute prizes to the short story competition winners, a grand function is to be held at ‘Vivekananda Cultural Centre’, Vivekanandar Illam campus on 29.8.2014 (Vinayaka Chaturti).

Editors and senior journalists of various magazines and newspapers will be participating in this function.

Special Address - Sri S. Gurumurthy
Benediction - Revered Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj

In the service of the Lord
Adyaksha 


ஸ்ரீராமகிருஷ்ண விஜயம்: சிறுகதைப் போட்டி பரிசளிப்பு விழா

இடம் : விவேகானந்தர் இல்லம்
  நாள் : 29.8.2014  நேரம் : மாலை 5.00 – 7.45 மணி

அன்புடையீர், வணக்கம்.

சமுதாயத்தின் போக்கைத் தீர்மானிப்பதில் சிறுகதைகளின் பங்கு மிக முக்கியமானது. பகவான் ஸ்ரீராமகிருஷ்ணரும் தமது சிறுகதைகளின் மூலமே மக்களுக்கு அரிய உபதேசங்களை அருளி ஆன்மிக வாழ்க்கையை எளிதாக்கினார்.

சிறந்த வாழ்க்கை நெறிகளை வலியுறுத்தும் சிறுகதைகளுக்காக எமது மடத்தின் தமிழ்ப் பத்திரிகையான ஸ்ரீராமகிருஷ்ண விஜயம் ஒரு சிறுகதைப் போட்டி நடத்தியது.

சேவை, பண்பாடு, மனிதநேயம், ஆன்மிகம், பாரம்பரியப் பெருமை, தேசபக்தி, சமுதாயப் பொறுப்பு ஆகியவற்றை வலியுறுத்தும் சுமார் 1000 கதைகள் இந்தப் போட்டியில் இடம் பெற்றன.

இதில் தேர்ந்தெடுக்கப்பட்ட கதைகளுக்குப் பரிசு வழங்கும் விழா 29.8.14 – விநாயக சதுர்த்தி அன்று சென்னை, விவேகானந்தர் இல்லத்தில் உள்ள விவேகானந்தர் பண்பாட்டு மைய வளாகத்தில் நடைபெற உள்ளது.

இந்த விழாவில் தமிழகத்தின் பல்வேறு முக்கிய பத்திரிகையாளர்களும் பத்திரிகை ஆசிரியர்களும் பங்கேற்க உள்ளனர்.

விழாவில் பங்கேற்கும் சிறப்பு விருந்தினர்கள்

சிறப்புரை - திரு. எஸ். குருமூர்த்தி அவர்கள், தேசிய நலச் சிந்தனையாளர்
திரு. ஆர்.கிருஷ்ணமூர்த்தி,  ஆசிரியர், தினமலர்
திரு. ஏ.எம்.ராஜகோபாலன், ஆசிரியர், குமுதம் ஜோதிடம்
திரு. பெ.சு.மணி, ஸ்ரீராமகிருஷ்ண-விவேகானந்த வரலாற்று ஆய்வாளர்
திரு. கே.வைத்தியநாதன், ஆசிரியர், தினமணி
திரு. மாலன், ஆசிரியர், புதிய தலைமுறை
திரு. கீழாம்பூர் சங்கர சுப்ரமணியம், ஆசிரியர், கலைமகள்
திரு. திருப்பூர் கிருஷ்ணன், ஆசிரியர், அமுதசுரபி
திரு. ம.வீரபாகு, ஆசிரியர், விஜயபாரதம்
திரு. டி.ஐ.அரவிந்தன், இணைப்பிதழ்களின் ஆசிரியர், தி இந்து (தமிழ்)
ஆசியுரை - ஸ்ரீமத் சுவாமி கௌதமானந்தஜி மகராஜ்

அனைவரும் வருக!

 

 

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Puppet Show on Swami Vivekananda (in English)

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 As a part of the 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi in association with well-known cultural organisation Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal, Udaipur, Rajasthan organised a Puppet Show on Swami Vivekananda (in English) in many places in North India last year. This programme is sponsored by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Government of India. The show was well received.

The Team is now touring South India for staging the Puppet Show in selected cities/towns. We are happy to inform you that the Show will be staged at our Math as per the following programme:

Puppet Show on Swami Vivekananda (in English)

Date:          Friday, 15th August 2014

Time:        7.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Venue:     Vivekananda Auditorium, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore

            We invite you with your family and friends to this programme.  We are sending herewith few poster / pamphlet of the programme. We hope that Devotees will attend in large numbers and experience the Cultural values of India.

            Thanking you,

Yours in the Lord,
(Swami Asutoshananda)
Manager

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Vivekananda Cultural Centre launches new Yoga course

Vivekananda Cultural Centre launches new Yoga course

On the auspicious day of the birth anniversary of Srimat Swami Ramakrishnananda Maharaj, Vivekananda Cultural Centre(VCC) inaugurates a new training programme on Yoga. The course will be conducted daily at the VCC campus in the morning between 6:30 and 7:30 am. Ladies and Gents will be trained separately by qualified teachers. The course will start on 10th August 2014. To apply for the course, contact the VCC office on 044-28446188 or mail them at mail@vivekanandahouse.org.

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Swami Ramakrishnananda Jayanti – July 24, 2014

Namaste,

The 152nd Birth day Tithi puja of Swami Ramakrishnananda will be celebrated with Special Puja and Homa at the Math on Thursday, 24th July 2014.

We shall be glad to have the pleasure of your company and that of your friends on the occasion.

In the service of the Lord,
Swami Gautamananda
Adhyaksha

PROGRAMME

In the Temple
05.00 am : Mangala Arati, Bhajan
06.45 am : Special Arati to Shashi Maharaj (Ramakrishnananda Mandapam)
07.30 am : Special Puja
10.15 am : Sri Ramakrishna Homa
12.00 Noon : Special Arati
03.00 pm : Sri Ramakrishna Sahasranama Archana*
06.15 pm : Aratrikam

Bhajans & Chanting
06.30 am : Selvi. Lakshmi
07.30 am : Harikripa Mandali – Tmt. T.E. Vijayalakshmi & Party
08.30 am : Vishnu Sahasranama
09.15 am : Students of Sarada Vidyalaya, T.Nagar
11.30 am : Swami Atmajnananda

Old Temple Premises
02.00 pm : Smt. Ramkuwar Devi Fomra – Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Chrompet
04.15 pm : Kathakalakshepam: Swami Ramakrishnananda by Swami Harivratananda

07.00 pm : Special Talks :
1. Swami Atmapriyananda (Tamil) – Vice Chancellor, Vivekananda University, Belur
2. Srimat Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj

* Those who wish to participate in the Kumkum Archana are requested to be present in the Temple by 2.45 p.m.

  • A SPECIAL DISCOUNT upto 40% on Books of our Publications and 15% on our Magazine Subscriptions will be offered on the occasion.
  • All offerings and donations will be gratefully accepted and acknowledged.
  • Devotees are requested to give their email address to the Math office to facilitate sending of invitations through email.

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Vivekananda Cultural Centre Inauguration – Press Reports

The Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Selvi J Jayalalithaa, inaugurated on 8th July 2014 the newly constructed Vivekananda Cultural Centre located in the Vivekanandar Illam campus through video conference.

The Vivekananda Cultural Centre shall be an ‘Academy for Human Excellence’ to train the participants, especially the underprivileged youth, in achieving excellence through value assimilation and in adopting healthy, holistic and culturally enriched lifestyles. The Centre proposes to conduct programmes like Personality Development Courses, Youth Empowerment and Workshops for professionals, Seminars, Non-formal Research, Language Studies, Cultural Studies, Cultural Enrichment and Socio-Economic Development.

A section of the press coverage for this event has been presented below

 

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Vivekananda Cultural Centre inaugurated

The Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Selvi J Jayalalithaa, inaugurated on 8th July 2014 the newly constructed Vivekananda Cultural Centre located in the Vivekanandar Illam campus through video conference.

The Chief Minister had given a plot of land near Vivekanandar Illam on lease to Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai, for 99 years to establish this Centre. On 27th February, 2013, she had laid the foundation stone and given a financial grant of Rs 2 crore for the construction of the Centre.

Sri Ramakrishna Math and Mission centres of Chennai, expresses their gratitude to the Chief Minister for her support in promoting Swami Vivekananda’s ideal of social upliftment by developing values like self-confidence, humanistic impulse, service attitude etc. in the younger generation. With the sustained support of the Government of Tamil Nadu, the Math reinforces its commitment to serve the society.

The Vivekananda Cultural Centre shall be an ‘Academy for Human Excellence’ to train the participants, especially the underprivileged youth, in achieving excellence through value assimilation and in adopting healthy, holistic and culturally enriched lifestyles.

The Centre proposes to conduct programmes like Personality Development Courses, Youth Empowerment and Workshops for professionals, Seminars, Non-formal Research, Language Studies, Cultural Studies, Cultural Enrichment and Socio-Economic Development.

Some of the photos are given below

 

 

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