Youth Development

  • Winners of city wide inter-school quiz competition

  • Powerpoint Presentation competition

  • Recitation competition in Sanskrit

  • Elocution competition

  • Prize distribution at Sakwar

Swami Vivekananda an ideal for youth

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

Elocution and recitation
 In 1969, the Mission first started Swami Vivekananda Recitation Competitions for school students. Since then, the Mission is conducting these competitions every year.

Competitions are conducted in five languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit & Gujarati. About 2000 students participate in more than 6 locations.

The best participant in each location receives the Champions Trophy, and the overall winner from all locations and all categories receives the Champion of Champions Award.

The felicitation for each years competition is held on 12th of January of the subsequent year. This is Swami Vivekananda’s birthday, also declared as the National Youth Day by the Government of India.

Participant Audience at Dadar

Current Event Locations: Khar, Dadar, Malad, Virar, Thane & Navi Mumbai (Kopar-Khairane)

Participants Profile: About 4500-5000 students from approximately 150-200 schools across Mumbai




Vivekotsav is a multi-talent competition initiated in 2002. It includes drawing, music and quiz competitions.

Devotional Singing

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.

Events you can participate in

Inter - School Elocution and Recitation Competition 2018-19

[December 1, 2018 - December 16, 2018]

The Elocution competition is held in Gujarati / Marathi / Hindi and English. The Recitation competition is only in Sanskrit. A Special Reading Competition is also held for the Hearing-impaired. There is NO ENTRY FEE.

Download competition details:

Main Circular (booklet) | Entry form | Sanskrit Recitation Passage - (1) Junior  (2) Senior  |  Circular Notice |  Elocution Books - (1) Marathi - (a) Junior  (b) Senior (2) English - (a) Junior  (b) Senior (3) Hindi - (a) Junior  (b) Senior (4) Gujarati - (a) Junior   (b) Senior

Hearing Impaired Circular | Books for Hearing Impaired Children - (1) Marathi
(2) English  (3) Hindi  (4) Gujarati | Drawing Theme & Yoga - Hearing Impaired 

Vivekotsav: Inter - School Multi-Talent Competition 2018-19

[December 12, 2018 - December 16, 2018]

The Vivekotsav consists of 5 events. (i) Powerpoint Presentation, (ii) Devotional Songs, (iii) Drawing, (iv) Quiz, (v)  Yoga for Mind & Memory. There is NO ENTRY FEE. There will be three prizes for individual events as well as for team events. Also, the three best-performing schools in Power point and quiz will be awarded prizes.

Download competition details: 

Main Circular (booklet) | Entry form | Circular for Notice board | Themes for Drawing competition |  

Vivekotsav: Inter - Collegiate Essay Writing Competition 2018-19

The essay competition is conducted in Marathi / English and Hindi for Junior College and Senior College Students. The essay topics are enlisted in the form below. The essay can be submitted by Sunday, 16th December, 2018.

Download Essay Writing Competition Details

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