ANN Service BADARPUR, Dec 3 - The concluding ceremony of the centenary year celebration of Karimganj Ramakrishna Mission began with various programmes on Saturday.
The bronze statue of Swami Vivekananda, which was inaugurated by Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj at Karimganj RK Mission. – Photo: ANN Service, Badarpur
To mark the occasion, several attractive programmes were arranged by the Karimganj RK Mission authority. In the presence of all the ‘Maharajs’ of different Ramakrishna missions of India and foreign countries, a new bronze statue of Swami Vivekananda was unveiled on the occasion by the vice president of Belur Math Ramakrishna Mission of Kolkata, Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj.
Immediately after inauguration of the statue, Gautamanandaji Maharaj in his address earnestly appealed to all to follow the valuable words of Gurudev Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda, which can help the human race to attain peace and prosperity.
Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj also inaugurated the Durga mandap, prasad distribution hall, Karimganj RK Mission auditorium hall etc., to mark the concluding ceremony of the centenary celebration.
As a part of the five-day festival, vaidik stotra paath, bhog aarti, pujas, yagna, religious sangeet and dances related to the math and mission), geeti aalekhya, religious dramas, bhakti geet, kirtan paath, dharma sabhas, discussion on the subject ‘Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda’ etc., were also arranged.
To mark the occasion, a colourful rally was also taken out through the main thoroughfares of Karimganj town, where all ‘Swami Maharajs’ (president and vice president of different Ramakrishna Maths and Missions) of Russia, Durban and Bangladesh, along with the Maharajs of different RK Missions of the country, managing committees of various temples, different Hindu organisations, NGOs, former students and volunteers of the Ramakrishna Mission, various schools and colleges, State BJP president and vice president Ranjeet Kumar Dass and Biswaroop Bhattacharjee respectively, along with different sections of the people took part in the rally.
The festival was also attended by the secretary of Durban Ramakrishna Mission Sumansa Nandaji Maharaj, Minister Incharge of Russia RK Mission Swami Jyoti Rupa Nandaji Maharaj and Sylhet Ramakrishna Mission in-charge Swami Chandranatha Nandaji Maharaj along with Swami Robin Maharaj and Swami Mrinmoy Maharaj.
Earlier, the festival was attended by Karimganj Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Talukder and Karimganj Superintendent of Police Gaurav Upaddhaya.
A souvenir was also released to mark the concluding ceremony.