Chinmaya Mission is Nurturing Godliness in Youth, in Our Culture & Society
Annual Day is an initiative of the Chinmaya Mission to commemorate our Vedic ethos and knowledge.
GUWAHATI: Chinmaya Mission celebrated its annual day at Chinmaya Auditorium, Kendra premises, Guwahati, Rukminigaon on 23rd December, 2022. Annual Day is an initiative of the Chinmaya Mission to commemorate our Vedic ethos and knowledge. The focus is to induce curiosity and intellectual discourse on spirituality, thereby creating a meaningful impact on society.
The programme began with the guests and audience who were welcomed by the announcer. Thereafter kids of chanting class intoned the congregation with the invocations of beautiful traditional vedic verses and hymns, which was succeeded by ceremonial lighting of lamps. A short brief about the Chinmaya Mission worldwide and its activities in 2022 were shown to apprise the guests of work done.
Thereafter the Chief Guest Shri Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, Director General of Police, Govt of Assam was welcomed to sit on the dais along with Brnji Ananya Chaitanya and Shri Amit kr Jain, President , Chinmaya Mission Guwahati. Post it the chief guest was felicitated with an Eri shawl by the President and was presented with a CItation by Resident Acharya .
Mr Amit kr Jain, in his welcome speech , welcomed all to the programme and highlighted the role played by Chinmaya Mission Guwahati in its over four decades of service , he recalled that this day is indeed special as on this day 23rd December 1951 nearly 71 years ago Pujya Gurudev gave his first lecture in Pune called "Let's be Hindu's". The active role of Swami Chinmayanandaji in spiritual awakening of masses was highlighted along with his message to society. He further highlighted the role played by Chinmaya mission Guwahati in training of Teachers of government schools and the expansion of activities to cater nearly every segment of society through our various wings and outreach programs . Finally he thanked the govt of Assam, patrons , and donors for their support.
Brnji Ananya Chaitanya Blessed the evening and spoke about the role of mission in character building and human development. She further highlighted that the task undertaken by the mission does not look glamorous as it acts in a very subtle way. She further highlighted the phenomenon of missing tile syndrome which is an aspect common among most people and how the subtle work of Vedas and spirituality bring the person out of this mirage and more aligned with his true self.
The Souvenir " Samarpanam 2022 " was also released. The souvenir acts as an ode to Lord Ram.
The perspective of various devotees from across East Asia is collected, highlighting their connection and beliefs with Lord Ram. The souvenir helps us understand the impact of Lord Ram on the culture of various countries of East Asia from Indonesia to Cambodia and the prism of light through which he is cherished.
Thereafter Shri Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta was invited to the dais to share a few words of wisdom to the audience. He stated that he and his family members have in some ways been connected with mission through different centers. Mr Mahanta further appreciated that Chinmaya Mission is doing a great job in training government school teachers . He further stated that currently 1 in every 3 family is suffering from some form of missing tile syndrome like Suicidal tendencies of depression, OCD, alienation from society , family or self and its mostly predominant among youngsters, which is causing loss in values, family bondage and stretching the social fabric of society. Loss of godliness is one of the significant factors for such a decline and he felt that
Chinmaya Mission with the kind of message and advocacy of ethos, which it preaches can definitely bring about a change in the mindset of the youth and bring about godliness and spirituality in their lives for the betterment of the society.
Thereafter the cultural part of programme began with Cultural Dance on Ganesh Vandana by students of GNT- Chinmaya Vidyalaya post which students from IIT chanted Vedic verses for the audience inducing a spiritual ambience in the auditorium
Succeedingly cultural dedications by various wings of mission in commemoration of Annual Day were presented starting with Yoga Group where a short demonstration of Yoga and its impact was be shared with the audience, then Bal Vihar Kids performed a dance which was followed by a rendition of Devi Group ladies and cultural hymns by Swaranjali Members , the concluding performance of cultural program was Krishna Nritya performed by members of Maligaon group.
A Vote of thanks was presented by Mrs Vijaya Venkateswara to the esteemed gathering and all involved for showing their support to Chinmaya Mission. The programme saw a gathering of 300 attendees.
About Chinmaya Mission: Chinmaya Mission was established in India in 1953 by devotees of the world-renowned Vedanta teacher, His Holiness Swami Chinmayananda. Guided by his vision, devotees all around the world formed the nucleus of a spiritual renaissance movement that now encompasses a wide range of spiritual, educational, and charitable activities, ennobling the lives of thousands in India and across its borders.