On the occasion of the birth centenary of Mananeeya Eknathji Ranade, a public programme Vimarsh on "Seva" was organized by the Suri branch of Vivekananda Kendra , Kanyakumari on the 15th June at D R D C Hall, Suri, Birbhum, West Bengal. Justice [ retd.] Bipin Kumar Mukherjee formally inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp. The programme was graced by Su. Nivedita Bhide, Vice President Vivekananda Kendra , Kanyakumari. Sri L N Mondal , former principal of Suri Vidyasagar & Sanyojog of Suri branch of Kendra presided over the programme.
About two hundred people including the officials of different social, cultural and educational organizations attended the programme. Cultural programme was performed by Smt. Pritikana Bhattacharya and her group.
Vimarsh on seva at suri, west bengalJustice Mukherjee said , ‘ Now we have to act at grass-root level. The people are suffering from a lot of problems particularly health related ailments. If we can not make them aware of health and hygiene it is not possible to make healthy India. In her key-note address Su. Nivedita Bhide said, "With strong determination and missionary zeal Eknathji Ranade founded Vivekananda Kendra. He has set up a burning example of dedication and service before us". She told that seva should not mean only to provide some food, shelter or medicines to poor people. But we have to enable the people, so that they themselves can earn what they need. A sense of self-reliance must be created among all the country men.
Officials of the Paschimbanga Prant of Kendra- Kingshuk Pallab Biswas, Pradip Jaiswal, Malabika Chatterjee and Prant-Sangathak, Manoj Das were also present in the programme.