Monthly Archives: September 2009

Invitation for Sri Sri Durgashtami Celebrations

Dear Devotees,
Our Math will be celebrating Sri Sri Durgashtami on Saturday, 26th September 2009, as per the programme given below. You along with your relatives and friends are cordially invited to participate and receive the blessings of the Divine Mother.

Yours in the Service,
Swami Veetabhayananda

05.00 a.m.          Mangalarati & Ushakirtana
07.30 a.m           Special Puja, Chandi Parayana & Special Bhajans
10.00 a.m.          Durga Homa


12.00 p.m.          Arati
12.30 p.m.          Prasada Distribution
Everyday Evening Programmes
Arati to Sri ramakrishna and Mother Durga at 6.00 p.m.
Classical Music Programmes at 6.30 p.m.
25.9.2009           Friday       : Flute and Bhajans
                                                            by Kum. Varijashree
26.9.2009           Saturday   : ‘Sitar playing’
                                                 by Sri Vijay B Gonal
27.9.2009            Sunday     : Hindustani Bhajans
                                                 by Sri Anant Bhagavt
Ramakrishna Math,
Swami Vivekananda Road,
(Near Adharsha Theatre)
Ulsoor, Bangalore 560 008
Phone: +91-80-2536 7878 /

Report of the Inter-School Cultural Competitions 2009

The Ramakrishna Math, Ulsoor, Bangalore, a branch centre of Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Belur Math, Dt. Howrah, West Bengal. Our Math is engaged in various social service activities in the fields of education, medical, cultural and religion with the spirit of “Service to Man is Service to God”.


With a view to build a better society and to inculcate higher values among the public in general and students in particular, various activities are organized. Every year we conduct Inter School Cultural Competition, with a view to inculcate higher values and to give an insight into our ancient heritage.


This year, the following competitions were held between August and September 2009 for the children from L.K.G. to X Standard:


1. Srimat Bhagavat Gita Chanting Competition – The participants were asked to chant 20 shlokas from the chapters 2nd and 17th.

 2. Painting Competition: The topics were “Zoo or Green Bangalore” for Primary School and “Our Solar System” for High School.    


3. Essay Writing: On the “Future of India according to Swami Vivekananda”


4. Elocution Competition: For High School – “Personality Development according to Swami Vivekananda” and for Primary School students – “The Character I like most in Ramayana and Mahabharata”.


5. Quiz Competition: This consisted of 6 rounds of questions culled from the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Life of Swami Vivekananda, and the History of Indian Freedom Struggles and Maths & science puzzles. 


6. Fancy Dress for L.K.G. to 4th Standard – Indian saints, Gods and goddesses


In total, 18 schools took part in the competition. A total of 58 prizes along with certificates are being awarded to the winners. This includes 13 first prizes; 13 second prizes; 15 third prizes; and 17 consolation prizes. Each participants were given one Badge so also a participation certificate. 


A special prize is awarded to the institution that has sent maximum number of participants.  This year it was awarded to “Amarajyothi Public School”.  The institution that has secured maximum number of prizes was also awarded, a Prize.  This year this award goes to Army Public School.


We are thankful to all the institution heads, teachers, parents and students for taking part in the competitions and in making it a success. 


We are sure that such activities will leave behind a lasting impression in the minds of the young participants and it will help them in moulding their lives.


We pray to Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda to inspire and guide one and all towards the real goal of human life.


Thanking you all once again,


 Jai Sri Ramakrishna