The 36th Kendra Shiksha Shibir with 22 Shiksharthis (Life-worker trainees) began today. The Shiksharthis are from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Guajrat, M.P., Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamilnadu & U.P. These Shiksharthis have completed their initial two years training with senior karyakartas. It was inaugurated on the auspicious occasion of Holi Poornima, the 19 March 2011 by Mananeeya A. Balakrishnanji, All India Vice- President of Vivekananda Kendra.
The Shiksharties were taken to Vivekananda Rock Memorial early morning before the Sunrise. All had Darshan of the Sripadam of Devi Kanyakumari in Sripad Mandapam. Here Swami Vivekananda had mediated in 1892. All assembled near the Dhwaj Sthambha (flag post) where the Bhagava Dwaj (saffron flag) with the inscription of Omkar on it was hoisted with the Sunrise at 06.25 a.m. This saffron flag is hoisted every day with rising of the sun and lowered at the time of sunset. This tradition continues since the Man-Making mission – Vivekananda Kendra was launched on 7 January 1972.
After Dwaj Pranam it was followed by Kendra Prarthana and the inauguration ceremony was held in Sabha Mandapam. All sat facing Swami Vivekananda to take His blessings. Karmayoga Shloka Sangraha Pathan was done. It was followed by the blessings of Mananeeya Balakrishnanji. He said, ‘You are taking the path which is not that easy but , it can be made easy by the Samarpan and Sadhana. You can draw immense power within you – the Atmashakti through these qualities. As the situation and atmosphere outside is not congenial, this power within you will guide you. Your body and mind should be as strong as a wire through which the electricity is passed and still it withstands. Do hard work and increase the Balam (capacity) from all side – Bahu-balam (Physical), Mano-balam (mental), Buddhi-balam (intellectual) & Atma-balam (spiritual).’
It ended with Kendra Prarthana. All returned after having Dharshan and taking blessings of Devi Kanyakumari at Kanyakumari, Ekakshar Maha Ganapati and Mananeeya Eknathji at Gangotri in Vivekanandapuram
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