Winners of city wide inter-school quiz competition
Powerpoint Presentation competition
Recitation competition in Sanskrit
Prize distribution at Sakwar
Swami Vivekananda an ideal for youth
All Youth Development activities conducted at the Ramakrishna Mission, Khar, are based on the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda.
The need of modern India is not just material prosperity but also a strong foundation of character, intellect, and the desire to include our fellow-men in our growing prosperity.The need, therefore, is of a powerful ideal who can demonstrate to our youth the vaster potentialities of life.
Swami Vivekananda is such a role-model and ideal for today’s youth that his birthday (12th January) has been declared by the Government of India as National Youth Day. Swami Vivekananda has preached the Gospel of Strength and Human Excellence and has inspired multiple generations of leaders in this country. To Swamiji, each child represents infinite human possibilities. Each child’s life represents an infinite capacity to transform our civilization.
Give your children an opportunity to encounter this extraordinary personality – beyond the clutter of television and films – through the medium of competitions and the like. Even a brief encounter with the Truly Great can transform our lives forever.
Elocution and recitation
Vivekotsav is a multi-talent competition initiated in 2002. It includes drawing, music and quiz competitions.
For the drawing competition, students are given two write-ups of incidents from Swami Vivekananda’s life, about two months in advance. They visualize these events for the competition. The range of creativity that comes up is absolutely amazing and heart-warming.
The music competition involves singing of Devotional Songs. This is open to junior and senior students, who have to sing without the aid of any instrument. The quality is judged based not just on the quality of the voice, but also the authenticity of “emotion” that the student is able to bring into the singing.
For the Quiz, students are provided study material including a question bank. The preliminary round is conducted in the school itself. The first three winners from each school, are invited to the Khar Centre for the Quarter, Semi and Final rounds.
About 150 students from 50 schools across Mumbai participate in these three rounds which include rapid-fire, buzzer, and audio-visual rounds.
Winners are felicitated on 12th of January of the subsequent year. This is Swami Vivekananda’s birthday, declared as the National Youth Day by the Government of India.