Monthly Archives: August 2008

Yuva Jagrati – A Youth Awareness Programme

Ashrama announces Launch of Yuva Jagrati Programme.
Details are available here.

Cultural Competions 2008: Successfully finished

Report of the Inter-School Cultural Competitions 2008



The Inter-School Cultural Competitions 2008 conducted by our Math during August –

September 2008 has come to the conclusion The prize distribution function was held on

Sunday, 14th September, 2008 at 10.00 a.m.  Sri Sivasailam, IAS, Managing Director,

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd., presided over the function and distributed the

prizes to the children.


In all 508 students from 15 schools took part in the competition. A total of 77 prizes

along with certificates are being awarded to the winners. This includes 15 first prizes; 18

second prizes; 19 third prizes; and 25 consolation prizes. Books like, Swami Vivekananda – His call to the nation, Inspiring Lives and Great Sayings were given to all the participants along with the participation certificate.


We are confident that these cultural activities will inspire the children to know more and more about our glorious culture, help them in building their character and to grow as a responsible citizens of our Mother land.


We are thankful to all the institution heads, teachers, parents and students for taking part and made the event as a success.

Results can be accessed from Results : Uploaded 15th September.

Inter School Cultural Competitions- 9th August 2008 to 14th September 2008

July 14, 2008

Dear Sir / Madam,

We are happy to inform you that we are conducting “Inter School Cultural Competitions” for the school children from Saturday, 9th August, 2008 to Sunday 14th September, 2008.

The details, rules and schedule of the competitions are attached along with the ‘Registration Format’.

We request you to kindly encourage and send as many children as possible from your esteemed School, to participate enthusiastically, in order to find out their hidden excellences in these fields.

A special award will be given to:

1. The school getting maximum points depending upon the number and rank of prizes won by its students;

2. The School from which the maximum candidates participate.

Last date for registration:

For All Competitions : 4th August, 2008

Kindly send the Registration forms which are duly filled along with the fees before the above mentioned date.

For further details and clarifications kindly contact us during office hours (9 am to 12 noon and 4 pm to 7 pm).

Expecting your co-operation,

With best wishes,

Yours in service,

Swami Veetabhayananda


Encl : 3

Please see following link for more details :-Competition_2008

Over All Time Table is mentioned below:






9th August, Saturday

2:00 PM

Fancy Dress

Lkg / Ukg

Indian Saints, Gods and Goddess

10th August, Sunday

1:00 PM

Fancy Dress

1st / 2nd / 3rd Std

Indian Saints, Gods and Goddess

16th August Saturday

2:00 PM


4th / 5th / 6th / 7th Std

“Your Home”

8th / 9th / 10th Std

“Ancient India’s Scientific Achievements”

17th August


1.00 Pm

Essay writing

8th / 9th / 10th Std Kannada/Hindi/ English

“Relevance of Chicago Address to Modern India”

23rd August, Saturday

2.00 P.M

Gita Chanting

4th / 5th / 6th / 7th Std

3rd Chapter

31st August


1.00 PM

Gita Chanting

8th / 9th / 10th Std

10th Chapter

6th Sept, Saturday

2:00 PM


8th / 9th / 10th Std

Selected portions from the lectures of Swami Vivekananda

7th Sept, Sunday

1:00 PM


8th / 9th / 10th Std

Life of Swami Vivekananda, Ramayana, Mahabharata, History of Indian Freedom Struggles, Mathematics and Science Puzzles

13th Sept, Saturday

2:00 PM


4th / 5th / 6th / 7th Std

Selected portions from the lectures of Swami Vivekananda

14th Sept, Sunday

10.00 A.M

Prize distribution ceremony

Subsidized Spritual and Inspirational Books available.

Ramakrishna Math, Ulsoor, is providing popular spiritual and inspirational books at highly discounted prices.

Please avail the offer while it is open.

Please see detailed list of books from this link.-> Subsidised Book List.

Students’ Seminar 2008

Dear Friend,

We are happy to inform you that we are organizing a Students’ Seminar for High school students (8th, 9th, and 10th std.) on Saturday, August 30, 2008.

The seminar is aimed at to raise the students to higher levels of mental strength to face their challenges in their academic pursuits. Eminent personalities will exchange their views and experiences in developing an integrated personality.

Please note that books related to the Value Education will be given to the participants of the seminar free of cost.

We request the parents and school authorities to encourage the students for participating in the seminar in large numbers and get benefited.

The Registration fee per candidate is Rs.60/-

With best wishes,

Yours in the service of the Lord,

Swami Veetabhayananda

Vice President Maharaj’s visit to Aashrama


Most Revered Swami Smaranandaji Maharaj, Vice President, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, visited Ulsoor Ashrama between 26th April to 29th April.

He addressed devotees on Sunday 27th April at 5:45 PM in Aashrama Premises.

Please view the photos in our gallery.


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Notification for Cultural Competitions 2008 for Students

Notification for Cultural Competitions 2008. Please do Right Click on this link and Save to your Computer.

Summer Camp 2008 successfully held

Summer Camp for Boys and Girls was held successfully from 4th May to 18th May. This event was well received by all the students.

Please see photos from this link.

Eye Camps held in Aashrama Premises during April 2008

In the month of April 2008, a total 196 patients arrived during the ongoing Eye Camps in the Aashrama Campus. Of these, till now 70 cataract operations and 25 operations related to Lacrimal Sac are performed.

Medical Camp for Rural School Children held on 20th March, 2008

Ramakrishna Math, Ulsoor and volunteer doctors from Dr. Syamala Reddy Dental College, conducted Free Medical Camp at Govt. Higher Primary School, B Channasandra, Bangalore Rural District.

Around 250 school children were covered in this Health Check Up. Wherein General Health , ENT and Dental check up were performed by qualified Doctors. Few cases of serious diseases were detected and Math is trying to help them in getting good treatment in Bangalore city. Free Medicines were distribted.

Health Tips and importance of cleanliness were explained to School Children.

Photos can been seen from here.

Spiritual Retreat for devotees

Spiritual Retreat by Swami Bhagvadananda and Swami Ishapremananda from Mysore Ashrama, was conducted in Ulsoor Ashrama premises on 16th March 2008. Please visit this link for photos of this event.

Photos can been seen from here.

Summer Camp for Boys and Girls from 4th May 2008 to 18th May

The Camp is aimed at giving School Children (5th Std to 10th Std) a taste of various elevating and healthy pursuits in life. The programme includes Vedic Chanting, Yogasanas, Personality development classes, Fun Games, Talent Shows, Quiz, Classes like Skill development, Memory and Concentration, Vedic Mathematics, Cultural Heritage of India etc.

For More details, please visit Events section (please events for the Month of May) or Contact Ashrama.

Shri Ramakrishna Jayanthi celebrated on 9th March 2008

Shri Ramakrishna Jayanthi was celebrated on 9th March, 2008 in Ashrama. Please visit Gallery section for details.

Pathology Unit upgraded and made accessible at nominal charges to All

Fully equipped Pathology unit with modern investigation facilities has been made accessible to all at minimum charges. Also facility for free blood Sugar estimations on every Saturday has been started in Vivekananda Cheritable Dispensary.

Maha Shivaratri was Celebrated on 6th March 2008.

Maha Shivaratri was celebrated on Ashrama Campus on this day. Please visit Gallery Page for photos

Swami Vivekananda Jayanthi celebrated on 29th Jan 2008

The 146th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda was celebrated at our Math on Tuesday, 29th January 2008.

Photos can been seen from here.

Saree Distribution Programme Completed

On the occasion of Shri Sarada Devi Jayanti, Saree Distribution Programme was completed. A total of 2000 Sarees were distributed on this occasion.

Photos can be seen from here.

National Youth Day Celebrated on 12th Jan, 2008

National Youth Day Celebrations were held at Swami Vivekananda Park, Ulsoor Lake on 12th January, 2008. School students fondly remembered Swamiji’s great contribution to our motherland and to the humanity as a whole.
Around 1200 school children from eight schools participated in this event.

Shri Amar Kumar Pandey, IPS Commissioner, Youth Service and Sports, Govt of Karnataka, presided over the event as Chief guest.

Live through the moments of the day :- Youth Day 2008: Part 1,
Part 2,
Part 3.

Moral Stories Updated

A new section of Moral Stories
has been started in our website.

Shri Sarada Devi Jayanti Celebrated

155th Birth Anniversary of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi was celebrated at our Math on Suday, 30th December, 2007.
Live through the moments of the day :- Shri Sarada Devi Jayanthi 2007,

20,000 copies of “Call to the Nation” distributed

At the Bangalore Book Fair held between 12th Oct and 21st Oct about 20,000 complimentary copies of
Swami Vivekananda’s Call to the nation” were distributed to the youth.

Durga Pooja celebrated

Durga Pooja was celebrated on October 19th in the math.

Free tutions for school children

As part of its welfare activities the math has started free tution facilities for students of class X in its premesis.

Care for rural school children

As part of its welfare activities the math has distributed school uniforms, notebooks and other educational materials
to school children studying in Govt. Primary and High schools. By this scheme 2642 students from 43 villages were benefitted.

Number of Eye Operations conducted by the Math crosses 10,000 mark

As part of its healthcare activities the math performs free cataract operations in both rural and urban areas.
By the grace of Sri Ramakrishna, as of July 31, 2007 the math has conducted 10,110 cataract operations out of 30,382 screened patients through 280 camps
held since 1999. We take this opportunity to convey our heartfelt thanks to the doctors, volunteers and well-wishers.

New Charitable Dispensary Inaugurated

We are happy to inform you that our Math has started its medical services through the newly constructed “Vivekananda Charitable

Following Services are provided here:-

  • General O.P.D
  • Diabetic and Cardiac Department
  • Dental Department
  • Eye Department
  • ENT Department
  • X-Ray, Ultra Sound Scanning and E.C.G
  • Diagnostic Centre

Consultancy and Medicines are given free of cost.

We earnestly appeal to the Doctors/ Lab Technicians/ Staff Nurses/ Paramedical Staffs to join
our voluntary workforce in order to enhance the service activites.

This dispensary is open to the needy everyday between 8.00 AM & 12.00 PM within the math premises except on Sundays.

Live through some moments of the event here.