Amrita Surabhi

An unambitious man is a curse to the society. Every man must become mad after something and then only he can achieve something, that may be divine or mundane. The object may be small or big, but one must strive to achieve the goal and go ahead. Choice of the object is essential for this madness and it is such mad men only that have brought about all-round progress in the world. Madness is unavoidable. And when all other things of the world are meaningless to you, the highest hunger seizes you and your real life starts.

To encourage the common man to make a small sacrifice for others, the Kendra has initiated the Amrita Surabhi scheme. Cloth bags bearing the message of prayer for the welfare of humanity have been given to many families. The family members place a handful of rice in the back every day. The rice is collected every month for our service activities.

Anna Pujas are conducted on Tamil New Year Day and Swamiji's Samadhi Day. On these occasions, large quantity of rice collected by two special drives, are heaped together and worship is offered to Annapurna Devi by a very large gathering of rural development workers and the general public. The rice is distributed to various activitiy centres like pre-primary schools for use.

Our Vivekananda Kendra workers have collected 1785 Kgs. of rice from the people of Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram and Virudhunagar Districts under this scheme.

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