Viveka Vahini Mobile Unit Inauguration
Ramakrishna Mission, Vijayawada added a feather in its cap by inaugurating a programme called “Viveka Vahini” – The Flow of Discrimination, on the National Youth Day i.e., Swami Vivekananda’s 145th birthday on 12th January 2007, in its Ashrama premises at Sitanagaram.
Viveka Vahini is a mobile unit carrying audio – video equipment, pictorial exhibits, a beautiful life-size image, literature on the life and message of Swami Vivekananda. This Unit will go to different educational institutions and rural areas taking the life-giving message of the illustrious Swami to the young students and rural-folk inculcating values in their impressionable minds. The project will also focus on Personality Development, National Integration and other themes of national interest in the light of Swamiji’s teachings.
Swami Supriyanandaji while welcoming the gathering explained the objects and utility of the Viveka Vahini project. Srimat Swami Somanandaji Maharaj of Chennai inaugurated the project and while invoking blessings of the Holy Trio expressed that this project will surely benefit the society. Prof. V.Balamohandas, Vice-Chancellor, Acharya Nagarjuna University, speaking as one of the chief guests on the occasion advised the youth to mould their lives based on the life and message of the great son of India. Later, Prof. S.Lakshmana Murthy, Head of the English Department (Rtd.), Kakatiya University, in his inspiring talk narrated many elevating accounts from the great Swami’s life. He opined that whoever sincerely follows Swamiji will never take a wrong step. A documentary film show on Swami Vivekananda’s life and message preceded the lunch session.
In the afternoon session a Youth Meet was held inviting the views of youngsters present on Personality Development and National Integration. While the youth participated enthusiastically Swamis Sashikantanandaji, Supriyanandaji, Ishapremanandaji and Prof. S.Lakshmana Murthy guided the proceedings.