The Foundation Stone laying programme for the Regional Centre cum Institute Of culture & Yoga, Bhubaneswar was held on the actual plot on 27th February 2011. The Chief Guest Sri Pyari Mohan Mohapatra, Hon’ble MP (Rajya Sabha), unveiled the foundation stone at the start of the programme in presence of Mananeeya A. Balakrishnanji, the Vice President of Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari and Sri Anant Narayan Jena, Mayor-BMC, the Guest of Honour in the programme. The celebrations started with traditional Bhoomi puja and yagna in the morning.
Mananeeya A. Balakrishnanji, Vice President Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari spoke on the necessity of such Institute where in special studies will be undertaken to identify and strengthen the commonalities amongst the various Janajatis, while strengthening their uniqueness. He also gave a broad overview of the 150th year celebrations of Swamiji and the role of Odisha in Kendra’s future plans. The Chief Guest congratulated Vivekananda Kendra for its efforts to spread Indian Culture and Swami Vivekananda’s message. He suggested that a mass movement of fund collection should be done by Kendra so that even common people may feel a sense of owning, instead of approaching only the Industrialists. Sri Ananta Narayan Jena, BMC-Mayor said the need of such organisations is very important for spreading the message of Swamiji.
An Odiya book titled “Bharateeya Sanskriti”, published by the Vivekananda Kendra was earlier released by the Chief Guest. In the beginning Sri Surasen Jena, welcomed all present in his Welcome address. Smt Lilima Mohapatra, Nagar Pramukh, Vivekananda Kendra proposed the Vote of thanks. Around 150 wellwishers and patrons attended the programme.
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