Shillong (Meghalaya), Apr 29 : As a part of the Foundation Day celebration commemorating 122nd anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s visit to Shillong, and 125 th anniversary celebration of Ramakrishna Mission, a Youth Convention was organised at Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Cultural Centre here today .
Around three hundred students and teachers from around forty different institutes joined the programme. The Programme started at 9.00 am and students started reporting for the event from 8 am onwards. Students from far flung areas including Mylliem, Sohra and Sobhar joined the programme.
Swami Achyuteshanandaji Maharaj, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission, Narottam Nagar, Arunachal Pradesh, and Swami Hitakamananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission, Shillong and B K Dey Sawian, former DGP, Govt of Meghalaya motivated the students through their inspirational speech.
Fifteen selected speakers from amongst the participating institutes spoke on different topics pre-allotted to them. A group discussion also was conducted, in which each and every one participated enthusiastically.
The highlight of the program was that Pullela Gopichand, Chief national coach for the India national badminton team deliberated and also interacted with the participants. There was an interactive session with the resource persons, and meaningful questions were asked by the students on various topics like concentration, leadership qualities etc..
The program also involved a few cultural programmes including traditional Khasi Song, Bihu dance and Wangla dance by the students of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Shillong.