Walk of Hope begins today….
Walk of Hope is a padayatra for peace and harmony by the Manav Ekta Mission – covering 6500 kms from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. Led by Sri M, founder of Manav Ekta Mission, the journey spans 15-18 months through 11 Indian states, bringing together citizens from all walks of life. Traversing the varied landscape of India, it seeks a significantly restored nation—fit enough to be bequeathed to our future generations.
The Walk of Hope will ﬂag off on 12 January 2015, the birth anniversary of a great prophet of interfaith harmony, Swami Vivekananda. Starting from the Gandhi Memorial Mandapam in Kanyakumari and concluding in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, this initiative will reach out to 10 million fellow Indians.
The padayatra will cover 15-20 kms a day and halt in the evening at a pre-determined village or town enroute. The evening will be spent meeting with the local populace – which will include meaningful dialogues, inter-faith prayers, eating together and, ﬁnally, resting overnight at their homes. A diverse assembly of responsible citizens, who foresee a united and inclusive India for themselves and the future generations, will accompany Sri M in this walk.
The Walk of Hope is an exercise to restore the innate spirituality of the nation – rekindling true faith and rejuvenating the spirit of hope, love, peace, harmony and oneness. The hope is to erase disparities arising from a misunderstanding of our diverse culture and religions, thus uniting the humanity of India through a spiritual approach proving people can live together despite all differences. You can join or step out at any place or time as you wish, during the walk.
Vivekananda study circle Technopark organized ‘Swach Bharat’ campaign at Kanjirampara VKP nagar. Techies along with the residents of Kanjirampara braved heavy rains and carried out cleaning during the day. In the evening, along with Amrita yuva dharma dhara (ayudh) volunteers celebrated Deepavali and distributed sweets. Senior ISRO scientists Dr.Purushothaman and Sri. Vijayakumar addressed the gathering.
Techies celebrated Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan
Technopark: Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC) – a voluntary group of professionals working at Technopark, with the objective of imbibing Swami Vivekananda’s teachings and carrying forward his mission, organized an Independence Day Celebration and Raksha Bandhan today (August 13th, 6.00 PM) at Club House, Technopark Trivandrum.
Padma Vibhushan Dr. G. Madhavan Nair, former Chairman – ISRO, graced the occasion as the chief guest of the function and delivered the key note speech on the duties of young professionals in shaping our nation’s growth. He also enlightened the techies on the relevance and importance of Raksha Bandhan, that it unites every Indian irrespective of caste and religion. Mr. Hari Kumar P, CEO at Travancore Analytics, presided over the function.
The function started with Vande Mataram song by techies, followed by an inspiring speech by G. Madhavan Nair. After the speech, Raksha Bandhan was conducted in which the techies tied the rakhis to each other’s hands, pledging the spirit of brotherhood and nationalism. Sweets were also distributed as part of the program. The program ended with a presentation on the activities of Vivekananda Study Circle, inviting more techies to be part of it and then concluded with a National Anthem. Around 300 techies attended the function.
VSC celebrated Onam this time by inviting tribal children from the Agasthya tribal Belt in Trivandrum District. Sri. Yadu Krishnan, popular Malayalam cinema artist was the chief guest of the function. Sri Yadu Krishnan while addressing the gathering highlighted the importance of developing values in the society and appreciated the VSC team for hosting such an event . Sri. Murali Krishnan welcomed guests and attendees to the program, Sri. Mohan Kumar( STPI), presided over the function. Shri. Adv.Manoharan and Shri. Devidas (BSNL) also spoke during the occasion. VSC volunteers handed over a cheque of the sum collected towards the construction of hostel building at Bala Samskara Kendra, Kottur. A magic show was conducted by Sri. Aravind for the children. Towards the end of the function, Onakkodi was distributed for the children. A grand Onasadya was arranged for all. Event Co-Coordinator Sri. Vishnu Mohan delivered Vote of Thanks to all those worked for the program behind the scenes.
Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC) is a voluntary group of professionals working at Technopark with the objective of imbibing Swamiji’s teachings and carrying forward His mission. You may be aware that, this year has a special significance of marking Swamiji’s 150th birth anniversary. In honor of this, VSC will be inviting 150 children from selected tribal schools and orphanages, in and around Trivandrum to the Technopark campus and celebrating Onam with them on 21st September, 2013 (10.30 am onwards) at the Club House.
It would be our privilege and a great source of inspiration for the children if you would accept our invitation and join us in the celebrations. Think of the smile that will fill their faces to know someone is there to hand them an ‘Onakkodi’ even when fate has abandoned them.
More than dreaming and chanting about the beautiful days of Maveli, let’s all take a small step towards attaining it!