The 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda is being commemorated under the directions of a National Committee headed by Hon'ble Prime Minister and National Implementation Committee chaired by Hon'ble Finance Minister.
An amount of Rs. 100 crores has been sanctioned for the Vivekananda Value Education Programme to Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math. Apart from this commemoration related proposal from various organizations are being supported by this Ministry through financial assistance. A proposal for establishment of "Swami Vivekananda Indian Ministry of Culture Chair" in University of Chicago, USA by grant of an endowment is also under advanced stage of sanction.
Other approved proposals which have been approved include production of a film on Swami Vivekananda at an estimated cost of Rs. 70 lakhs by Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT), renovation of 4 historical monuments by ASI at an estimated cost of Rs. 12.42 crore, upgradation of Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama (Vrindaban) hospital at an estimated cost of Rs. 2.70 crore, grant to Shree Ramakrishna Ashrama (Kalahandi) for carrying out various commemorative activities and for addition to their existing building with an estimated expenditure of Rs. 3.01 crore, grant to Ramakrishna Vivekananda Mission, Barrackpore for construction of an auditorium with an estimated expenditure of Rs. 1.36 crore, grant to Government of Assam for undertaking commemorative activities with an estimated expenditure of Rs. 53.19 lakhs.
In addition, many proposals are under active consideration. Few notable of them are - construction of Swami Vivekananda Cardiac Care and Diagnostic Centre at an estimated cost of approx. Rs. 20.21 crores by Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan (Kolkata), grant to Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture (Kolkata) for taking up various commemorative programmes at an estimated cost of approx. Rs. 6.17 crores, grant to Ramakrishna Vivekananda Smiriti Mandir (Khetri) for conservation of their building at an estimated cost of approx. Rs. 0.73 crores, grant for the renovation of Metropolitan Institution (Kolkata), a school, where Swami Vivekananda is stated to have studies at an estimates cost of approx. Rs. 1.10 crores.
1. Vivekananda Andhra Pradesh Ratha Yathra 2012 - 14.
Ratha Yatra flag-off ceremony at Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad on 11th September 2012
2. Youth Convention, Khammam 2013
Ramakrishna Math Hyderabad organized a youth convention at Khammam with the Financial Assistance from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Youth participated from 15 different colleges studying Engineering, Post Graduation, Degree and Medicine. Swami Bodhamayananda Maharaj, Swami Shitikanthananda Maharaj, Sri Balachander addressed the delegate. Sri Sai Naresh, Collector, Khammam District was the Chief Guest.
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Youth Convention, Khammam 2013
3. Youth Convention, Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad
Youth Convention organized by Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence, Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad, exclusively for engineering students on the theme “ Transforming Youth To Transform India” on October 9, 2013. Sri N. Mukteshwar Rao (I.A.S), Commissioner for Endowments and Cultural Affairs, Government of India was the Chief Guest Dr. T.G.K.Murthy, Outstanding Scientist (retd) ISRO, Bengaluru, Karnataka, was the Special Guest.
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Youth Convention, Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad 2013
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4. Youth Convention Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Kakinada And Ongole
Srikakulam: On 6/11/2013 Youth Convention was held at Grand Hotel, Srikakulam. Lajjapathi Roy, Vice Counsellor of Ambedkar University and Prominent Doctors of the town were present. About 850 students were participated from 18 different colleges. Sri K.V.N Murthy coordinated the event. All the students were given a set of 4 books of Swami Vivekananda, A portrait with inspiring message and Certificate of participation.
Vizianagaram: As part of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and Under the state government project Youth Convention was organized on 5/11/2013 at Ananda gajapathi Auditorium , Vizianagaram. Around 550 students participated from 13 different colleges. Sri T.A.V Narayan Raju, Dean MIMS was the Chief Guest. Swami Bodhamayanandaji, Swami Guneshanandaji and Swami Raghunayakanandaji were the speakers.
Ongole: Under the State Government Project in Ongole, Ramakrishna Math Hyderabad, organized a Youth Convention on 14/11/2013 at TTD Kalyan Mandapam. Prakasam Dist. Collector, Sri Vijay Kumar I.A.S was the Chief Guest. Sri RamaSeshu, Project Officer, Rajiv Vidya Mission was the Guest of Honour. Swami Parijneyanandaji and Swami Purnabodhanandaji.
Kakinada: On 31/10/2013 Youth convection was held in Kakinada at Surya Kalamandir. JNTU-K, Vice Chancellor, Tulsi Ramachander Prabhu was the Chief Guest. Sri Suryanarayana, Covenor, Swami Vivekananda Seva Samiti also spoke on the occasion. Monks of the Ramakrishna Math also addressed the gathering. Satya Narayana Raju Joint Commissioner of Income Tax gave a inspiring message. About 600 youth participated from different colleges.
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5. Ratha Yatra Tentative plan
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Tentative Yatra plan for October to December – 2013
Vivekananda Andhra Pradesh Route Map 2012-14