The Board of Management of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (Deemed to be University) cordially invites you and your friends to attend the 17th anniversary of the University Foundation Day to be held in blended mode on 4 July 2022 (Monday) at 4.00 pm at Saradananda Seminar Hall in Prajna Bhavan of the University’s Belur Main Campus. Prof. Parthasarathi Chakrabarti, Hon’ble Director, Indian Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, Howrah, West Bengal, has kindly agreed to be physically present as the Guest-in-Chief and deliver the Foundation Day Oration in memory of Swami Vimuktananda ji (Swami Vimuktananda Memorial Lecture). Swami Suvirananda Maharaj, Chancellor of the University and General Secretary of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, will preside over the function and deliver the Chancellor’s Address.
Programme Date & Time : 4 July 2022 (Monday), 4.00 PM – 6.10 PM
Programme Venue: Saradananda Seminar Hall, Prajna Bhavan, Belur Main Campus (with web-streaming online)
- Prof. Parthasarathi Chakrabarti, Director, Indian Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, Howrah
- Invocation: Vedic Chanting (shanti mantras, medha suktam) in chorus by the Brahmacharins (spiritual novitiates) of the University, led by Swami Japasiddhananda – 4.00 pm
- Address of Welcome: Swami Sarvottamananda, Vice Chancellor – 4.10 pm
- Introductory remarks about Swamiji’s University: Swami Atmapriyananda, Pro-Chancellor – 4.25 pm
- Benedictory Address by the Chancellor, Swami Suvirananda Maharaj, General Secretary, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission – 4.45 pm
- Presentation of the updated profile of the University describing its academic activities as on 4th July 2022: Swami Kirtipradananda, Registrar – 5.10 pm
- Foundation Day Oration: Swami Vimuktananda Memorial Lecture on Swami Vivekananda’s educational vision in the light of the National Educational Policy 2020 : Prof. Parthasarathi Chakrabarti, Guest-in-Chief – 5.30 pm
- Vote of thanks: Swami Kaleshananda, Controller of Examinations – 5.55 pm
- Closing song on Swamiji: murta maheshwaram…by Swami Shivapurnananda – 6.00 pm
Compere: Brahmachari Mrinmay, Deputy Registrar
Join the programme online:
There will be live web-streaming of the entire programme on the University’s YouTube channel, and all our students, admirers, devotees and all others interested are invited to join this programme online.
On account of the Covid-19 pandemic that still seems to linger, we are constrained to conduct this function in hybrid (blended) mode to offer our humble homage to Swami Vivekananda on the day of his mahasamadhi, the 4th of July, the very day on which he conceived and envisioned a University at Belur Math: “Keeping the ancient Bharatiya (Indian) Wisdom tradition intact and blending it harmoniously with the modern scientific knowledge, we should establish a University at Belur Math” to quote his own words.