Ashrama held a Youth Convention at Andhra University Convocation Hall on the 12th of January, 2016, from 7.30am to 9.30am to commemorate the National Youth Day, the Birthday of Swami Vivekananda. The program started in morning at 7.30am with the cultural program by Rani memorial school, Ramakrishna Mission High school, Minarva school and Lendi college of Engineering.
Sri Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Honorable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh arrived at about 8.30am and performed karpur arati to Swami Vivekananda on the dais.Swami Atmividananda, secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Visakhapatnam delivered his welcome address next. The next talk was delivered by the Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri Nara Chandrababu Naidu. He emphasized the importance of character building education in student’s life in order to counter the challenges of the life. “This psychic maturity in character development is the crying need today. And this character resource, according to Swami Vivekananda, comes from the training of the internal instruments, namely the mind, the intellect etc”, said he . He also praised Ramakrishna Mission highly for its work precision and transparency in all dealings.
The school students of Ramakrishna Mission High School chanted the swadesh Mantra which was followed by an inspirational speech by Dr. Subrahmanyam ji, former principal, Vivekananda College, Tamil Nadu.