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July 2019
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    Daylong Youth Training Camp

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    Chowberia branch of Mahamandal organized a daylong youth training camp on 14 July 2019 with 360 campers. Sri Amit Kumar Dutta, one of the Assistant General Secretaries of Mahamandal, Sri Arunava Sengupta of Kalyani branch of Mahamandal, Sri Ananda Kumar Mondal of Barasat branch of Mahamandal and Srimat Swami Kamalasthananda, Principal, RKMVC College, Rahara discussed on different subjects.

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    Blood Donation camp

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    Parulia Vivekananda Yuva Mahamandal arranged a blood donation camp on 7 July 2019. Fifty five young men donated blood in this camp.

June 2019
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    Daylong Youth Training Camp

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    Jalalkhali Vivekananda Yuva Mahamandal organized a daylong youth training camp on 9 June 2019 with 136 youths.

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    Health check-up camp

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    Chowberia branch of Mahamandal arranged a free health check-up camp on 9 June, 2019. Seven specialist doctors attended the programme. About 753 people were benefited from this camp.

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    Zonal Youth Training Camp

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    The 35th Annual Nadia, North 24 Parganas & Murshidabad Districts Zonal Youth Training Camp of the Mahamandal was held from 31 May to 2 June 2019 at Kalyani University Experimental High School, Kalyani, Dist. Nadia, West Bengal. The total number of campers was 531.

    Srimat Swami Divyananda, Trustee, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math and Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur, inaugurated the camp by hoisting the Mahamandal flag at 5.45 pm on 31 May. Dr Tuhin Chatterjee delivered the welcome address and Swami Divyanandaji the inaugural speech. The General Secretary of the Mahamandal, Sri Birendra Kumar Chakraborty, also spoke on the occasion. It was followed by a movie, Subhas Chandra.

    The training programme of the camp included; mental concentration, character building, aims and objects of Mahamandal, life and message of Swami Vivekananda, etc. Relevant questions raised by the campers were also answered in the camp. In the afternoon session, Dr Tuhin Chatterjee of Chowberia Branch gave a special presentation on environment and global warming on 1 June, and an open quiz on the methods of life building and the life stories of Swamiji, Sister Nivedita, and Netaji Subhas was conducted the next day.

    During the games time before the flag down ceremony on 1 June, the Vivek Vahini of the Sthirpara Branch organized a wonderful show in which about 28 children performed. Many guardians also accompanied them to the camp. The evening sessions started with the usual prayer songs. Then, on 1 June Sri Samir Kumar Dasgupta spoke on the ‘Role of Sister Nivedita in Rousing the Nation’, and Sri Prithwish Biswas of Taraknagar VYM presented patriotic songs. In the evening on 2 June, Sri Arunabha Sengupta spoke on ‘Today’s India and Swami Vivekananda’. Then campers spoke about their camp experience, presented songs, and recited poems.

    There was a exhibition with several series on the Gautam Buddha, Swami Vivekananda, Sister Nivedita, and Sri Nabaniharan Mukhopadhyay and a bookstall with Ramakrishna-Vivekananda literature.

April 2019
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    Youth Training Camp

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    Nimtala Vivekananda Yuva Pathachakra (West Bengal) organized a daylong youth training camp jointly with other local centres of Mahamandal on 28 April. The camp was attended by 190 youths.

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    Blood Donation Camp

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    In West Bengal, Sthirpara Branch of Mahamandal organized a blood donation camp with the help of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital on 14 April 2019 About 100 people donated blood in this camp.

March 2019
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    Youth Training Camp

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    In West Bengal, Ranaghat branch of Mahamandal organized a youth training camp on 31 March 2019 with 116 youths. Sri Ranjit Kumar Ghosh, one of the Vice Presidents, Sri Birendra Kumar Chakroborty, General Secretary and Sri Amit Kumar Dutta, one of the Assistant General Secretaries of Mahamandal took the classes on mental concentration, methods of character building, aims and objects of Mahamandal etc.

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    Vivek Vahini Instructors Training Camp

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    Phulwari Vivekananda Yuva Pathchakra (Bihar) organized a training camp for Instructors of Vivek Vahini on 30-31 March 2019. Sri Bijay Kumar Singh one of the Vice Presidents of Mahamandal inaugurated the camp. The camp was attended by 41 participants including few children.

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    Youth Training Camp

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    Halalpur Vivekananda Yuva Pathachakra (W.B.) organized a youth training camp on 24 March 2019. Methods of character building, aims and objects of Mahamandal, life and message of Swami Vivekananda were discussed at the camp. The camp was attended by 80 youths.

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    Blood Donation Camp

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    Digbarasati Vivekananda Yuva Mahamandal (Dist. Paschim Medinipur) arranged a blood donation camp on 13 March where 100 people donated blood. Light tiffin were provided to the donors.

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    Health Awareness Camp

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    Chowberia branch of Mahamandal organized a health awareness camp on 10 March 2019. Dr. Partha Sarathi Ain and Dr. Subrata Kundu was the expert in this camp. On another occasion they distributed mosquito net among poor villagers.

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    Youth Training Camp

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    Gora Harnan Vivekananda Yuva Pathachakra (Dist. Paschim Medinipur) arranged a daylong youth training camp on 10 March with 93 campers.

February 2019
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    Public Meeting

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    A public meeting was arranged at Malda Town Hall, Malda, West Bengal by Enlish Bazar Vivekananda Yuva Mahamandal on 17 February 2019 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Sri Samir Kumar Dasgupta of Mahamandal and Srimat Swami Tyagrupanandaji, Secretary, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Malda spoke on this occasion.

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    Relief work

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    In a major fire on 15 February 2019 ten families in Jogendranagar area of Tripura lost their all household belongings. Agartala Vivekananda Yuva Mahamandal extended support and distributed household materials including foods to those families.

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    Daylong youth training program

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    Jhargram Vivekananda Yuva Mahamandal (West Bengal) organized a daylong youth training camp on 3rd February 2019. The camp was attended by 497 youths. Classes on mental concentration, methods of character building, aims and objects of Mahamandal were taken by Sri Ranjit Kumar Ghosh, one of the Vice Presidents of Mahamandal and Sri Ranajit Kishore Mahanti, Vice President, District Monitoring Committee, Purba & Paschim Medinipur and Jhargram Districts of Mahamandal. In the afternoon, a public meeting was arranged where Srimat Swami Paratatwanandaji of Ramakrishna Math, Ghatshila and Sri Benimadhav Goswami of Mahamandal addressed the meeting.

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    Daylong youth training program

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    On 3rd February 2019 Khakurda branch (West Bengal) of Mahamandal arranged a daylong youth training camp with 106 campers. Sri Jagadish Dey, Sri Ranjit Mishra, Sri Jugal Pradhan and Sri Samir Maity of Mahamandal took the classes on mental concentration, methods of character building, aims and objects of Mahamandal etc. Question raised by the campers also answered. A public meeting was also held in afternoon where Srimat Swami Pranatapalanandaji of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission Sebashram, Contai and Sri Apurba Das of Mahamandal addressed the meeting.

January 2019
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    Blood Donation Camp

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    On 20th January 2019, a blood Donation Camp was organized by Visakhapatnam Vivekananda Yuva Mahamandal with the cooperation of A S Raja Blood Bank at Prasanthi Spiritual Park, Muralinagar, Vizag. Employees of Andhra Petro Chemicals, LG Polymers, Students, Mahamandal members and local people donated the blood. Thirty two units blood were collected.

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    Youth Rally - 2019

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    Akhil Bharat Vivekananda Yuva Mahamandal organized a youth rally on 20 January 2019 at Azad Hind Bag (Near Scottish Church College), Kolkata at 4 p.m. to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Four colourful processions started from different places and converged at the venue of the rally where a public meeting was held. Sri Basudeb Chattopadhyay, President of Mahamandal, Sri Birendra Kumar Chakroborty, General Secretary of Mahamandal, Srimat Swami Divyagunanandaji, Principal, Ramakrishna Mission Sikshanmandira, Belur Math, Sri Ruhidas Banik of Harigram branch of Mahamandal, Smt Shubhasri Dey Sarkar of Sarada Nari Sangathan addressed the public meeting. Sri Dipyendu Jana and Sri Utpal Singha presented devotional song. Thousands of people attended this programme.

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    Daylong youth training program

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    Champa Vivekananda Yuva Mahamandal (Chattishgarh) organized a youth training camp on 13 January 2019. The camp was attended by 121 youths. Classes on mental concentration, character building etc. were conducted. Questions raised by the campers were also answered.

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    Birthday Celebration of Swami Vivekananda

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    Balibhara Branch of Mahamandal (West Bengal) organized a public meeting to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on 12th January, 2019. Sri Ranjit Kumar Ghosh, one of the Vice Presidents of Mahamandal addressed the meeting.

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    Birthday Celebration of Swami Vivekananda

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    Bardhaman Vivekananda Yuva Mahamandal, Dist. Purba Bardhaman, West Bengal observed birth day of Swami Vivekananda on 12th January, 2019. In the morning a colurful procession was taken out and in the evening a special study circle was arranged in Vivekananda Hostel of the Burdwan University. Life and message of Swami Vivekananda and Relevance of Chicago Speech of Swami Vivekananda was discussed in the study circle. Near about 100 students attended this special programme.

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    Birthday Celebration of Swami Vivekananda

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    Chouhata Vivekananda Yuva Pathachakra of West Bengal organized a procession to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on 12 January 2019. Various competitions were also organized among the participants in the procession.

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    Birthday Celebration of Swami Vivekananda

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    Hazaribag Vivekananda Yuva Pathachakra of Jharkhand celebrated birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on 12th January, 2019. On this occasion a special study circle was arranged where life and message of Swamiji was discussed.

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    Birthday Celebration of Swami Vivekananda

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    In Madhyapradesh, Indore Vivekananda Yuva Pathachakra celebrated birth day of Swami Vivekananda on 12th January 2019 in a befitting manner. A special study circle was arranged on this occasion.

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    Birthday Celebration of Swami Vivekananda

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    In West Bengal, Egra branch of Mahamandal celebrated the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on 12 January 2019. A procession was taken out in the morning with more than 350 people. Various competition were also conducted with the students.

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    Birthday Celebration of Swami Vivekananda

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    In West Bengal, Kalyani branch of Mahamandal observed the birthday of Swami Vivekananda and the National Youth Day on 12 January 2019. On this occasion, a procession was taken out from the Branch Office through different roads of the town which ended at the Boat Park. There Sri Arunabha Sengupta gave a short speech.

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    Birthday Celebration of Swami Vivekananda

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    Jhumritelaiya Branch (Jharkhand) of Akhil Bharat Vivekananda Yuva Mahamandal observed National Youth Day on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary on 12th January, 2019. A colourful procession was taken out with 300 people. Students and teachers from five different schools and Mahamandal members attended this procession. On this occasion, various types of competition based on the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda were arranged among the students. Sri Bijay Kumar Singh, one of the Vice Presidents of Akhil Bharat Vivekananda Yuva Mahamandal addressed the gathering.

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    Birthday Celebration of Swami Vivekananda

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    Kaliaganj Vivekananda Yuva Pathachakra of West Bengal celebrated birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on 12th January, 2019. On this occasion a procession was taken out in morning. Students from local schools, college, and members of Kaliaganj Sarada Nari Pathachakra joined in the procession. Various types of competition for the school children were also arranged.

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    Birthday Celebration of Swami Vivekananda

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    Vadodara Vivekananda Yuva Mahamandal, Gujrat celebrated Rastriya Yuva Divas on the occasion of birth day of Swami Vivekananda in Sardar Vallabhbhai Vidyalaya, Vadodara on 12th January 2019. They arranged a speech competition among the students. About 1150 students participated in this programme. The winners were awarded with a certificate and Mahamandal booklet Jivan Gathan.

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    Birthday Celebration of Swami Vivekananda

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    Visakhapatnam Vivekananda Yuva Mahamandal, Andhraprad esh, celebrated National Youth Day on the occasion of birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on 12th January, 2019. A procession and a public meeting was arranged in the evening. Srimat Swami Yogishanandaji of Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Vishakapatnam addressed the public meeting. Quiz competition based on the life and teachings of Swamiji was arranged on this occasion.

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    Blood donation camp

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    In West Bengal, Krishnanagar Vivekananda Yuva Mahamandal organized a blood donation camp on 6 January 2019 with the help of State Blood Transfusion Council, West Bengal.Twenty one units of blood were collected in this camp. This unit celebrated the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on 12 January 2019 in a befitting manner.

October 2018
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    New garments distribution

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    "Sutchara Vivekananda Yuva Mahamandal" distributed garments to the children

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    New garments distribution

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    New garments were distributed among 53 person by Agartala Vivekananda Yuva Mahamandal, Tripura on the eve of Durga Puja.

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    Krishi Prashikshan Sibir

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    Chandramerh Vivekananda Yuva Mahamandal in the district Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal organized a seminar to transmit modern agricultural practices among the local farmers on 13 October 2018. Experts from Department of Agriculture, Govt. of West Bengal took the classes. Micronutrient fertilizers and high yielding vegetable seeds were distributed among the participants at free of cost. The seminar was attended by 103 local farmers. On the next day, a daylong youth training camp was arranged with 91 youths. Aims and objects of Mahamandal, mental concentration, methods of life building, and 125th Years of Swamiji's Chicago Speech were discussed at the camp. Sri Benimadhab Goswami, Sri Jagadish De, Sri Ganesh Chandra Guha and Sri Soumen Bhattacharya of Mahamandal took the classes.

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    New garments distribution

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    Bhogpur Branch of Mahamandal in the district Purba Medinipur, West Bengal distributed new garments among 790 needy persons on 14 October 2018.

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    New garments distribution

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    Denguajhar Branch of Mahamandal in the district Jalpaiguri, West Bengal distributed new garments among 130 local residents on 8 October, 2018.

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    Kishore Prashikshan Sibir

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    Purba, Paschim Medinipur and Jhargram District Monitoring Committee of Mahamandal organized training camp for adolescent boys (Kishore Prashikshan Sibir) on 6-7 October, 2018 at Siddha Sashi Sripati Vidyabhavan, Dist. Purba Medinipur, West Bengal. The camp was inaugurated by Srimat Swami Mahatapananda of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Tamluk, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal. The camp was attended by 315 boys. On 7-8 October, 2018 another camp for adolescent boys was also arranged at Lalat Gangadhar Pathshala High School (H.S.), Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal with 251 boys. Sri Benimadhav Goswami, Vice President of District Monitoring Committee inaugurated the camp.

September 2018
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    Daylong youth training program

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    In Bankura district Nabasan Vivekananda Yuva Mahamandal arranged a daylong youth training camp on 10 September with 190 young men' Classes on the aims and objects of the Mahamandal' mental concentration and character building were conducted by senior workers of the Mahamandal.

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    Relief work of Several Units of Mahamandal

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    Due to the recent floods in Purba and Paschim Medinipur districts of West Bengal several blocks were devastated. Thousands of people had to leave home, crops and property worth crores were damaged. The Mahamandal Units in these areas immediately sprang into concerted action with their limited resources. They distributed dry food bleaching powder, garments, medicines drinking water etc. Some of the units were the first to reach in some flood affected remote areas.

    Roychak Vivekananda Yuva Mahamandal with the help of nearby units of the Mahamandal distributed dry food like puffed rice, sugar, vegetables etc. from 10 August in three villages in remote areas. They also distributed bleaching powder, garments, medicines etc. They arranged medical camps in different villages with 7 renowned physicians. The major bulk of the materials came from general public and central organization of the Mahamandal.

    In the months of July and August the workers of the Mahamandal in Daspur and Ghatal areas immediately started relief works with the help of Ramakrishna Mission Students' Home, Belgharia.

    In HooghlY district Chabbishpur Vivckananda Yuva Pathachakra started relief work with distribution of Phenyl and bleaching powder to the flood affected people at their locality.

Bold words and bolder deeds are what we want. Awake, awake, great ones! The world is burning with misery. Can you sleep?

Swami Vivekananda