REPORT OF ANNA POOJA - ( 04.07.2014)
Every small services made to others will awaken the power sleeping in our mind and heart was said by Swami Vivekananda and in the same way Vivekananda Kendra is functioning. On 04.07.2014 during the maha samathi day of Swamiji, Anna Pooja was celebrated in the Kendra campus of Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari. 20 tons of rice which was collected in Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari districts was heaped up and the Annapoorani statue was adorned. The function was started by lighting the lamp by Smt. Indra Ganesan and Smt. Rajalakshmi of Rajapalayam well wishers of Kendra. Afterwards the “ ANNA POORNA STHOTHRAM” composed by Aadhi Sankara and11th chapter of Bagavath Githa chanted by Kumari.Nagajothi, Kendra worker and followed by all the people. The completion of the event was done by Smt.Mathurammal and Smt. Muththamil Selvi Ayyappan by taking the Aarathi.
“To serve man is to serve God,
For the progress of our nation
For the spread of our Culture
For the survival of humanity
We shall pray, We shall serve”
By saying the above sacred words Sri. Annaya Pandian from Tenkasi Kendra well wisher handed over the bag of rice to Vivekananda Kendra Vice President Sri. Balakrishnanji . Sri.N.Krishnamoortiji Editor of Vivekavani gave his blessing speech. A new book in the name of “VIVEKANANDA FOR VALUES” written by Sri.N.Krishnamoortiji was released by Sri. Balakrishnanji and Sri. Mohan Pattel from Shenkottai received the book. The same book was also given to Sri. S.K.Subramanim Vallioor Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Sri. Varadarajan of Surandai and Sri. Abraham principal Vivekananda Kendra Vidhyalaya Kanyakumari and Mrs.Gowri Raja Sekar Saha Sanjalak Thoothukudi Branch.
In continuation of the function educational aid was given to 24 deserving students from sourthern three districts worth of nearly Rs. 70,000/-. The aid was sponsored by Dr.Maria Pia Maagi - Italy and Sreganesh Nandagopal - Chennai. Sri.Paramaguru Vivekananda Kendra Rural Development Programme, Kovilpatti incharge gave vote of thanks and Kumari.Leela sang the Kendra Prarthanai and the function was concluded.
In this function all the balwadi teachers, Ayas, Kendra workers, Vivekananda Vidhyalaya students ( girls and boys) and Kendra well wishers participated. Nearly 1200 people participated. All the people served noon prasadam. In the evening cultural programme from Mananeeya Eknathji’s life by RDP workers.