SILCHAR: Some NGOs (Non Government Organisations) work silently far from the glare of publicity with the sole objective of serving man and the society. The Vivekananda Kanya Kumari Kendra Karimganj Centre is one among them.
During the four-day-long Durga Puja festivity, the Kendra put up its stall on the main road of the border town stuffed with books on the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda. Centre's coordinator Arup Roy informed that around 4,000 books were sold during the puja days. This is indeed most encouraging and inspiring for the organisers, said Gautom Deb — a member of the Centre, adding, "A very healthy sign is that the buyers were mostly youngsters."
The thoughts, ideas and ideals of Vivekananda alone can change the mindset of youths who are often said to be without any direction and creativity. "Man has to work with the sense of social belonging and humanity which will give him distinct identity in society," observed Rambhadrananda Maharaj of Ram Krishna Mission, Karimganj, while inaugurating the book centre on the day of Saptami. He added, "Follower of any religion gets inspired and ennobled by reading the books on Vivekananda." Teachings and messages of Swami Vivekananda have been a source of inspiration to millions across the world. He is quoted on all holy and noble occasions.
The Vivekananda Kendra has been engaged in manifold social works for the welfare and well being of people in general. Nikhil Das of the Kendra said during the festive days 10,000 pandal hoppers were given free safe drinking water, 2000 tea and snacks and masks and clothes to women and children, observing the COVID-19 protocols. Their social works will continue. Other members of the Kendra who extended their services included Sanjib Banik, Bishnupada Nag, Sravani Paul among others. Rambhadrananda Maharaj was presented a memento of the Vivekananda Kanya Kumari Centre.