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Avoid excessive merriment. A mind in that state never becomes calm; it becomes fickle. Excessive merriment will always be followed by sorrow. Tears and laughter are near kin. People so often run from one extreme to the other.
- Swami Vivekananda

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Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence


Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence has been serving the society from almost ten and a half years by conducting various courses, seminars and programmes helpful for all age groups giving special attention to the youth and also for people from all walks of life like students, parents, teachers, doctors, police officials, nurses, government employees etc. They number of beneficiaries are more than 6,00,000.

Besides being a busy institute for character development and personality building, it is also a place where many attractive and inspiring paintings have been housed. These paintings depict various ideas of moral and ethical importance. There also are paintings which depict various ways of spiritual unfoldment and various states and kinds of Yoga. So also there are beautiful paintings depicting various incidents in Swami Vivekananda’s life and various ideas from the great Swami’s message. All these make it a must-visit place in the Ashrama.