Sri Ramakrishna Math &
Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA

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  • Ramakrishna Mission Flood Relief Work, UP, August, 201723 Aug 2017

    In the wake of the recent devastating floods in several districts of U.P. due to sudden spate of Gaghra, Sarju & Rapti rivers, Ramakrishna Mission immediately started extensive relief operations among the worst affected flood-victims of Parashpur in Gonda, Ramasnehi Ghat in Barabanki and Mirzapur, Madhyanagar, Bella as well as Patahakot under Tulsipur Tehsil of Balarampur districts. Cooked food as well as dry ration besides Candle, match boxes and other necessities of daily use are being handed over to the flood-stricken people by our monastic brothers & relief volunteers notwithstanding heavy odds, sometimes even wading their way through long stretches of knee deep water.

    Since 07.08.2017, 4280 food packets (containing 5 Puris & Sabji each), 6500 kg. rice, 1300 kg. Pulses (Dal), 2330 kg. salt, 15000 kg. flattened rice (Chira), 300 kg. Sugar, 5980 candle sticks, 3080 match boxes, 500 water cans, 100 mosquito nets and 550 tarpaulin sheets have already been distributed among 9160 flood affected people belonging 1720 families of 34 villages of the aforesaid districts. .
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  • Annual Sports Day, 12 February, 201720 Feb 2017

    Annual Sport's Field and Track and Presentation event of Vivekananda Polyclinic and Institute of Medical Sciences were held on 12th Fenruary, 2017. Participants from different age group as well as different departments particiapted in games like 100m race, slow cycle race, long jump, tug of war and baloon race for childrens. Winners and runners of indoor games as well as outdoor games received awards in presence of Swami Muktinathananda, Secretary Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Mr. Ratnesh Mishra, Ex- Ranji Player, UP and Mr. Shailendra Singh, Corporator.
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  • The Lamp Lighting Ceremony of the 12th batch of BSc. Nursing and 26th batch of GNM Nursing, 17 Feb, 201720 Feb 2017

    The Lamp Lighting Ceremony of the 12th batch of BSc. Nursing and 26th batch of GNM Nursing students of Vivekananda College & School of Nursing was celebrated today at Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow in the presence of a large number of distinguished people of the city including the parents of the students.Prof. Punita Manik, Dean, Faculty of Nursing, KGMU, Lucknow was the Chief Guest during the function. She appreciated the endeavour of the Nursing College and School of Nursing for improving the nursing services by ensuring adequate flow of well-trained and disciplined nurses. She said that the Nursing profession demands round the clock service with the spirit of sacrifice, devotion, sincerity and selflessness. She further added that the nurses are the backbone of the hospital in giving patient care. Col. Leena Kumari P.R., Principal, college of Nursing, Command Hospital (Central Command), Lucknow, the Guest of Honour for the occasion, complimented the nursing college for its outstanding results. She also said that students are very fortunate to have passed out from this prestigious Institute which has always been the first choice for the candidates opting for this noble profession and are prepared to face the challenges outside. The onus of giving patient care and comfort lies with them and the reputation of the hospital depends on the quality of nursing care.The programme started with lighting of lamp amidst Vedic Chanting by the nursing students. In the welcome address, Swami Muktinathananda, Secretary of the Institute explained the significance of the ceremony as part of our “Journey from darkness to light”. He stressed that today as many as 50 B.Sc. & 20 GNM Nursing Students are taking vows of renunciation and service which will not only illumine their lives but also bring comfort to many patients in the days to come. He also prayed the Almighty to shower his choicest blessings on the young nursing students for their continued success, glory and joy associated with the nursing profession. Mrs. Chandini Tiagi, Principal of the Nursing Institute presented the Annual Report highlighting the academic and clinical achievements of the students. She said that the lamp lighting ceremony initiates the new aspirants into the nursing profession and the vows they pledge reflect the values of Florence Nightingale. She also said that in the year 2015-16, MSc. Nursing Course has been started in 04 disciplines viz. Med & Surg., Obs. & Gynae., Community Health Nursing & Child Health Nursing in the College. Presently, 6 Ist year and 9 2nd year MSc Students are pursing the MSc nursing Course. The students recited their vows in Sanskrit holding a lamp each in their hand in the presence of image of Swami Vivekananda and a portrait of Florence Nightingale over-viewing the gathering. A large number of attractive prizes in the form of cash awards, medals & books were presented along with certificates to the Meritorious & Professionally Excellent students. The programme concluded with the vote of thanks by Sri Ravi Kumar, Vice Principal of the Nursing Institute. A befitting closing song in chorus was presented by the nursing students which was greatly appreciated by the distinguished guests, parents of the students as well as the staff of the Institute. The lamp lighting ceremony left an indelible impression in the hearts of all present encouraging them to be initiated into the spirit of renunciation and service in their individual as well as community lives.
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  • Dedication Day, 18 February, 201720 Feb 2017

    Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow observed its 48th Dedication Day Anniversary on Saturday, 18th February, 2017. The programme started with the Lighting of Lamp amidst Vedic Invocation by the Nursing students of the Institute. Swami Muktinathananda, the Secretary of the Hospital welcomed the audience and said that the hospital made a humble beginning on the birthday of Bhagwan Sri Ramakrishna Paramhans as early as in 1970 and since then the day is celebrated every year as Samarpan Diwas. He felt proud to mention that the doctors, nurses and the staff members of the Institute have not only retained the original spirit of dedication but also intensified it this year by voluntarily offering free OPD services in all disciplines from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. otherwise the day is usually observed as a virtual holiday besides an hour of dedication day function. Brig. Dr. R.N. Rastogi (Retd.), the Hospital Superintendent of the Hospital presented the Annual Report and narrated the newer achievements viz. construction of Modular O.T.s, Renovation of CCU/ICU and modernization of Kitchen/Cafeteria services. He also informed that 9 DNB students have been awarded Post Graduate degree during the year. He thanked the donors and patrons for their unstinted financial assistance which has been of help in rendering quality medical services for the common people. He also mentioned about the ever increasing charitable services being offered to the rural population with the help of the mobile medical units of Village Health Programme. He mentioned that 14,52,693 and 25,044 patients were treated during the year in OPD and IPD respectively. Shri Arun Kumar Sinha, Additional Chief Secretary, Medical Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of U.P., Lucknow expressed his gratitude for being invited as the Chief Guest of the function. He said that he has derived lot of inspiration from the teachings of Swami Vivekananda and also paid glowing tribute to the Institute for providing quality medical care at an affordable cost. He complimented the hospital for providing free and subsidized medical services to the poor people and also quality education to the DNB Doctors as well as MSc, BSc & GNM Nursing students. He asserted that he will extend unconditional support to Vivekananda Polyclinic at all times, especially by attaching the Institute with the State Government Project of Janani Suraksha Yojana, National programme for control of blindness (Rashtriya Andhata Niyantran Karyakarm) and Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY). The Institute felicitated Dr. D.B. Barat, aged 92 years still offering valuable services every day as a Consultant of the Institute in the Department of Orthopedics. An award of Rs. 1,00,000/- (Rupees One Lakh Only) was presented to him along with a citation for his prolonged dedicated services notwithstanding his advance age. Besides the sports update by Dr. Niranjan, the Sports Organizing Secretary, Prizes were given to winners of various sport events participated by the doctors, nurses and staff members. The Vote of Thanks was presented by Sri Y.D. Mathur, Member of the Managing Committee of Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Lucknow followed by lunch to all present. Everyone went home rededicating themselves in the spirit of Seva as per the ideas and ideals of Swami Vivekananda.
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  • Annual CME, 18th February, 201720 Feb 2017

    Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow celebrated its30th Annual Continued Medical Education (CME) today (18th February 2017) in the Seminar Hall of the Institute which was attended by more than 100 distinguished Doctors & Post Graduate Students.There were 4 sessions,one each in Urology, Nephrology, Neurology and Neurosurgery and 2 speakers from each specialty gave audio visual presentations on interesting medical topics. The programme started with lighting of lamp amidst Vedic invocation by the nursing staff ofthe Institute. Swami Muktinathananda, The Head of the Institute welcomed the audience and said that continuous learning and upgrading skills is required for academic and professional excellence. The Chief Guest, Dr. Rakesh Kapoor, Director, Professor& Head, Dept. of Urology & Renal Transplantation, SGPGIMS, Lucknowappreciated the exuberance shown by the young doctors. He emphasized the need to become a good human being, which is prerequisite to become a good doctor. The first session of Urology was chaired by Prof. Rakesh Kapoor and Prof. M.K. Mitra, Visiting Faculty of Medicine, VPIMS, Lucknow.Prof. ApulGoel, Department of Urology, KGMU, Lucknowdiscussed Recent Advances in Management of Prostate Enlargement.Dr. Saurabh Agarwal, Department of Urology, VPIMS, Lucknow,spoke on'Application of LASER in Urology' where he discussed different type of lasers and specially the importance of Holmium YAG Laser and its emerging role as a primary management modality. The next session was dedicated to Neurosurgery and was chaired by Prof. Sanjay Bihari, from SGPGIMS, Lucknow. Prof. Awadhesh Kumar, Department of Neurosurgery, SGPGIMS, Lucknowdiscussed 'Endoscopyin Skull Base Surgery'where he showed the types of tumors which can be operated via skull base without making an incision. Dr. Tarun Pandey, Department of Neurosurgery, VPIMS, Lucknowelucidated the surgical interventions in management of 'Subarachnoid Hemorrhage & Cerebral Aneurysm'. This was followed by a session on Neurology which was chaired by Prof. Rakesh Shukla, Former Head &HOD, Department of Neurology, KGMU, Lucknow. Dr. A.K. Pandey, Department of Neurology, VPIMS, Lucknow, discussed 'Interesting Cases of Quadriparesis', whereas Dr. Ritwiz Bihari, Department of Neurology, VPIMS, Lucknow emphasized importance of aggressive intervention and timely thrombolysis in management of 'Acute Stroke'. The last session was on Nephrology which was chaired by Prof. R.K. Sharma, HOD Nephrology and former Director, SGPGIMS, Lucknow and Prof. M.K. Mitra. Prof. Amit Gupta, Department of Nephrology, SGPGIMS, Lucknowspoke on recent advances and role of proton pump inhibitors in development of 'AcuteKidney Injury'. Each presentation by the speakers was followed by lively discussion and questions from the learned audience. Dr. N.K. Singh, Consultant, Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology, presented the vote of thanks.
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  • National Youth Day on 12th January 201713 Jan 2017

    A colourful procession was flagged off by Prof. Vikram Singh, Vice Chancellor Noida International University and Former DGP, Uttar Pradesh from the Police Lines ground besides IT crossing, Nirala Nagar , Lucknow on 12th January 2017. The procession led by a school band comprised of more than 600 youth from various Schools and Colleges namely Bhao Rao Devras Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Police Modern School, The Rising Academy, Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Ramadhin Singh Inter College, Divya Vashundhara Montesary School, New Indian Public School, branch of Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa, Lucknow, Barabanki, Ataria, Bakkas and Vivekananda Yuva Sangha and others with various banners, festoons and tableaus. It was terminated at Ramakrishna Math, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow. A special youth programme was also organized at Ramakishna Math, Lucknow. The programme started with Lighting of Lamp amidst Vedic Chanting by Brahmacharins. Swamiji's Swadesh Mantra and Amrit Mantra in chorus was recited by the youth besides shorts speeches and recitations by the selected youth participants. Master Mrityunjay and Master Prateek Singh from Bhao Rao Devras Saraswati Vidya Mandir presented a recitation and a speech respectively. Other students namely Unnati, Gausia Bano, Shakti Vardhan Tiwari, Ashutosh Sharma and Vikash Ojha from other schools also delivered short speeches on this occasion. Prof. Vikram Singh, the Chief Guest addressed the audience on the 'Significance of National Youth Day'. He said that the assembled youth are indeed fortunate to be able to participate in this august gathering and receive the blessings of Swamiji on his holy birthday. They should standup and march ahead till the goal of the life is reached. They should be strong, brave, loving to others and observe Brahamcharya keeping Hanumanji as their ideal, as advised by Swamiji. Moreover, they should try to keep and keep good company and avide bed company as a man is known by his companions. The Presidential Address was delivered by Swami Muktinathananda, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Math, Lucknow who said the youth must have self-confidence, physical strength, mental concentration and an attitude of service to others in order to become successful in life. Swamiji song "Bano aur Banao" - Be and make. The youth should build their lives by way of helping others to build their life as well. Sri Rajesh Verma, Vice president, Youth Hostel Association of India, Lucknow, presented Vote of thanks. The programme ended with the Closing Hymm on Swami Vivekananda followed by National Anthem and distribution of holistic literature and food packets to all present. .
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  • Sister Nivedita's 150th Birth Anniversary24 Dec 2016

    Two day long Sister Nivedita's 150th Birth Anniversary programms was celebrated at Ramakrishna Math, Auditorium, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow. The programme was inaugurated by Manniya Rajyapal, Sri Ram Naik.
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  • AYUSH Mela @ VPIMS, Lucknow:10th to 12th November 201611 Nov 2016

    Looking one step ahead in continuation of 1st National Ayurveda Day on 28th October 2016, our Institute is organizing AYUSH Swasthya Mela in front of AYUSH Department from 10th to 12th November 2016. This is an effort to promote AYUSH Therapies and provide one platform to bring awareness about procedures, products and treatments under AYUSH Department. The inaugural function held at Mela site in front of AYUSH Department at 10:00 a.m. on 10th November 2016 by Sri Partha Sarathi Sen Sarma, I.A.S., Secretary, Chief Ministger, govt. of U.P. will be the Chief Guest and Sri R.K. Mittal, I.A.S., (Retd.), founder, Kabir Peace Mission, Lucknow, will be the Guest of Honour. There are lot of attraction for the patients who are looking for AYUSH treatment under one roof from 10th to 12th November 2016. Which are listed below:

    Highlights: • Free OPD Consultation by speci alized panel of doctors of Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow. • Free distribution of medicines • 40% discount on all kind of procedures like Panchkarma, Yoga, Naturopathy etc. • Exhibition cum awareness regarding Medicine Plants & subsidized sale of Medicinal Plants. • Exhibition cum subsidized sale of AYUSH Products by reputed Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Unani companies. During this Mela, patients suffering with various acute diseases like Joint & Spinal diseases, Arthritis, Skin & Cosmetic diseases like Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Hair problems etc. Diabetes, Heart Problems, Neuro Problems, Respiratory problems, Digestive & Liver related problems, Obesity, Infertility and Sexual disorders etc. can take advantage of this Mela.
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  • Sri Sri Durga Pooja, 201620 Oct 2016

    Sri Sri Durga Puja was celebrated by the Ramakrishna Math in its spacious campus at Nirala Nagar, Lucknow from Friday, 7th October to Tuesday, 11th October, 2016. As in previous years, elaborate arrangements have been made to perform the celebration in a befitting manner in accordance with the holy traditions of the Ramakrishna order as per the scriptural injunctions.  A large number of devotees and visitors from far and near appeared in Puja in the Math campus during all the Puja days while arrangements have been made for offering of Pushpanjali followed by distribution of Sumptuous Prasad to all present on 8, 9 & 10 October, 2016. The Principal attention of the function is focused on the worship of Devi Durga which was be performed in eight types of function as mentioned as (a) Pitcher (ghata) (b) Nine Plants (Nava Patrika) (c) Picture (Pata/chalchitra) (d) Clay Model (Pratima) (e) Scriptural book (Chandi: Devi Saptasati) (f) a five to Seven –year old Maiden (Kumari) (g) Sacrificial Fire (Havan) and (h) People at large (Virat).
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  • Phalaharini Kali Puja 04.06.2016, Ramakrishna Math, Lucknow06 Jun 2016

    Phalaharini Kali Puja has been performed on 04.06.2016 at Ramakrishna Math, Niralanagar, Lucknow.

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  • Physiotherapy awareness camp for joint & back pain, 26th March, 201628 Mar 2016

    A Physiotherapy awareness Camp for Joint & Back Pain was organized on 26th March 2016 from 11:00 a.m to 12 Noon in the Seminar Hall (1st Floor) at Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow.

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  • Outreach Programme in Lucknow by The Fetal Medicine Foundation India organized by Lucknow Obs & Gynae Society, 27th March, 201628 Mar 2016

    The Fetal Medicine Foundation of India in Collaboration with Lucknow OBS and Gynae Society, organized an outreach programme at Vivekananda Polyclinic and Institute of Medical sciences, Lucknow from 9.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. on Sunday, 27th March, 2016.

    Dr. S.N.S. Yadav, Chief Medical Officer of Lucknow inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp and extolled the importance of such conferences for improved care of the Mother and the Children of our Society.

    Swami Muktinathananda, Head of Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, welcomed the audience and expressed his gratitude to all the renowned Faculty for sharing their valuable knowledge with the local Gynaechologists towards extending the benefit to largre number of patients in and around Lucknow.

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  • Indian Radiological & Imaging Association (IRIA) Seminar, 5th March 201608 Mar 2016

    Indian Radiological & Imaging Association (IRIA) Seminar was held on 5th March 2016 at 1.00 pm-5.00 pm at Seminar Hall of Vivekananda Polyclinic and Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow.

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  • Inauguration of Digital Mammography System, 24 Feb, 201624 Feb 2016

    Revered Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj, Member, Governing Body of Ramakrishna Mission & Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Math, Chennai inaugurated 'Digital Mammography System' on 24th February, 2016 at Lower Ground Floor of Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow. Swami Muktinathananda, Secretary of the Institute welcomed the dignitaries and intimated that Digital Mammography system is an advance form and more flexible for breast imaging. MAMMOMAT Inspiration, procured by the Institute, has unique low radiation dose concept and gives uncompromised image quality. It is ideal for screening and early diagnosis of breast cancers which may save lot of lives. The success of any programme lies in the use of equipment and the facilities provided at minimum cost possible to the public. General awareness about breast cancer and preventive check-up helps in early diagnosis. He also said that free breast cancer screening will also be carried out for two days in the hospital. Prof. Dr. Ratni Gujral, Senior Consultant, Dept. of Radiodiagnosis, VPIMS, Lucknow said that in India approximately 1.5 lakhs cases of breast cancers are diagnosed every year and unfortunately 75000 cases die every year. The high mortality can be reduced if the breast cancer cases are diagnosed early and Mammography helps in detecting early stages of cancer. Dr. (Col.) C.S. Pant, VSM (Retd.) MD, FICRI, a renowned Breast Radiologist, Founder President, Breast Imaging Society (India) & Past President, Indian Radiological and Imaging Association, New Delhi, screened a short documentary on morbidity and mortality as well as early signs and symptoms of breast cancer. He also emphasized on the importance of self-breast examination for early detection protocol and also annual check-up for clinical breast examination in which of Digital Mammography Screening play a vital role in early detection and diagnosis of Breast Cancer. Revered Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj, Member, Governing Body of Ramakrishna Mission & Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Math, Chennai stated that a healthy diet and routine exercise can reduce the chances of breast cancer by 40%. He also complimented Dr. Pant for his excellent documentary on breast cancer which will be of great benefit for educating the women in educational institutions and in outreach village health programme. He also emphasized that the cost should be kept at minimum so that poor people can also avail this facility. Padmasree Dr. Nitya Nand, Vice President, Managing Committee, Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Lucknow delivered the vote of thanks and said that nutrition, vegetarian diet and exercises play an important role in prevention of breast cancer. He also said that the services should be extended to cover the outreach programme. He expressed deep gratitude to all concerned who have been extending their generous hands of co-operation to help us march ahead towards ensuring excellence in our round-the –clock Medicare for the common people at affordable cost in tune with the ideologies set forth by Swami Vivekananda.

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  • Cleft Week under the Smile Train Project from 22 February 2016 to 28 February 2016...23 Feb 2016

    Department of Plastic Craniofacial & Micro Surgery, Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Science, Lucknow, is celebrating "Cleft Week" under the Smile Train Project from 22 February 2016 to 28 February 2016.During the week, Smile Train partner hospitals across the state are undertaking intensive outreach to create renewed awareness about cleft.

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  • Nursing Lamp Lighting Ceremony 17 February, 201619 Feb 2016

    The Lamp Lighting Ceremony of the 11th batch of BSc. Nursing and 25th batch of GNM Nursing students of Vivekananda College & School of Nursing was celebrated today at Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow in the presence of a large number of distinguished people of the city including the parents of the students. 

    Brig. Kajal Chakraborty, Brig MNS, HQ Central Command, Lucknow, was the Chief Guest during the function. She complimented the Nursing College and School of Nursing for improving the nursing services by ensuring the adequate flow of well-trained and disciplined nurses. She said that the Nursing profession demands round the clock service with the spirit of sacrifice, devotion, sincerity and selflessness. She further added that the nurses are the backbone of the hospital in giving patient care.

                Dr. A.K. Singh, Controller of Examinations & HOD, Plastic Surgery, KGMU, Lucknow, the Guest of Honour for the occasion, complimented the nursing college for its outstanding results. He also said that students are very fortunate to have passed out from this prestigious Institutes which has always been the first choice for the candidates opting for this noble profession and are prepared to face the challenges outside. The onus of giving patient care and comfort lies with them and the reputation of the hospital depends on the quality of nursing care.  

    The programme started with lighting of lamp amidst Vedic Chanting by the nursing students. In the welcome address, Swami Muktinathananda, Secretary of the Institute explained the significance of the ceremony as part of our “Journey from darkness to light”.  He stressed that today as many as 70 B.Sc. & GNM Nursing Students are taking vows of renunciation and service which will not only illumine their lives but also bring comfort to many patients in the days to come. He also prayed the holy Trinity to shower their choicest blessings on the young nursing students outstanding success, glory and joy associated with the nursing profession.
    Mrs. Chandini Tiagi, Principal of the Nursing Institute presented the Annual Report highlighting the academic and clinical achievements of the students. She said that the lamp lighting ceremony initiates the new aspirants into the nursing profession and the vows they pledge reflect the values of Florence Nightingale. She also said that in the year 2015-16, MSc. Nursing Course has been started in 04 disciplines viz. Med & Surg, Obs. & Gynae., Community Health Nursing & Child Health Nursing in the College.  The students recited their vows in Sanskrit holding a lamp each in their hand in the presence of image of Swami Vivekananda and a portrait of Florence Nightingale over-viewing the gathering.

                A large number of attractive prizes in the form of cash awards, medals & books were presented along with certificates to the Meritorious & Professionally Excellent students. The programme concluded with the vote of thanks by Sri Ravi Kumar, Vice Principal of the Nursing Institute. 

                A befitting closing song in chorus was presented by the nursing students which was greatly appreciated by the distinguished guests, parents of the students as well as the staff of the Institute.

                The lamp lighting ceremony left an indelible impression in the hearts of all present encouraging them to be initiated into the spirit of renunciation and service in their individual as well as community lives.

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  • 47th DEDICATION DAY CEREMONY, 18th February, 201619 Feb 2016

    Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow observed its 47th Dedication Day Anniversary on Thrusday, 18th February, 2016. The programme started with the Lighting of Lamp amidst Vedic Invocation by the Nursing students of the Institute. Swami Muktinathananda, the Secretary of the Hospital welcomed the audience and said that the hospital made a humble beginning on the birthday of Bhagwan Sri Ramakrishna Paramhans and celebrates the day as Samarpan Diwas. The central motto of the organization namely ‘Atmano Moksharrtham Jagat Hitai Cha’ i.e., “for the emancipation of the self and benefit of the world.” This motto can be achieved only through implementation of the twin ideals of renunciation and service and practical application in life. This gets reflected in the quality of our patients’ care. Brig. Dr. P.K. Gupta (Retd.), the Medical Superintendent of the Hospital presented the Annual Report and narrated the newer achievements viz. construction of Modular O.T.s, Oxygen Generation Plant, Renovation of CCU/ICU and modernization of Diagnostic services. He also informed that 18 DNB students have been awarded Post Graduate degree during the year besides starting MSc Nursing Course and Paramedical Course in Emergency & Trauma Care Technician Course. He thanked the donors and patrons for their unstinted financial assistance to keep aflame this lamp of service dedicated for the common people. He also mentioned about the ever increasing charitable services being offered to the rural population with the help of the mobile medical units of Village Health Programme. He mentioned that 14,15,570 and 24,249 patients were treated during the year in OPD and IPD respectively. Dr. Deepak Malviya, Director, Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow expressed his gratitude for being invited as the Chief Guest of the function. He said that he has derived lot of inspiration from the teachings of Swami Vivekananda and also paid glowing tribute to Dr. S.C. Rai (ex-Mayor of Lucknow). He complimented the hospital for providing the medical services to the poor people at an affordable cost and also quality education to the DNB Doctors as well as BSc & GNM Nursing students. He asserted that Ram Manohar Lohia Institute, Lucknow will extend unconditional support to Vivekananda Polyclinic. Prizes were given to winners of various sport events participated by the doctors, nurses and staff members as narrated by Dr. Niranjan, the Organizing Secretary The Vote of Thanks was presented by Padmashree Dr. S.C. Rai, President of the Managing Commitee of Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram Lucknow followed by refreshments to all present. Everyone went home rededicating themselves in the spirit of Seva as per the ideas and ideals of Swami Vivekananda.

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  • Annual CME, 16th February 201617 Feb 2016

    Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow celebrated its 29th Annual Continued Medical Education (CME) today (16th February 2016) in the Seminar Hall of the Institute attended by more than 100 distinguished doctors & Post Graduate Students. The programme started with lighting of lamp amidst Vedic invocation by the nursing students of the Institute. Swami Muktinathananda, The Head of the Institute welcomed the audience and said that education is not only assimilation of ideas but also it is a character building and ideal human making process. In the current CME, we are fortunate to have the distinguished faculty from KGMU, Lucknow as Guest Speakers and active participation of our Consultants and DNB Post Graduate Students. The Chief Guest, Dr. Anita Mullick, Prof., Dept. of Anaesthesia, KGMU, Lucknow, appreciated the exuberance shown by the young doctors who are eager to learn the art of sharing the practice of evidence-based medicine by the professionals in the respective fields. Prof. Dr. Kausar Usman, Head, Department of Medicine, KGMU, Lucknow delivered a power point presentation on 'Management of Diabetes in Surgical Patients' and said that proper pre-operative assessment is the key in successful management of such cases as these patients are prone to complications. They should be listed preferably as first surgical case and operated under Epidural Anaesthesia. Prof. Dr. Vineet Sharma, Department of Orthopaedics, KGMU, Lucknow also delivered a power point presentation on 'Newer Paradigms in Orthopaedics' due to change in the lifestyle of our present generation. He said that recent advances in Orthopaedics implants and better surgery techniques have resulted in early mobilization and shorter hospital stay. Dr. Diwaker Goel, and Dr. Swati Sharma, Junior Residents (Post Graduate DNB Students) of our Institute presented their research papers 'Comparison of Harmonic Scalpel with Monopolar Cautery in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy' and 'Effects of Vitamin D Supplementation in Serum AMH in PCOD' respectively. Dr. Anup K. Singh, M.D., FRCS, FACS, Clinical Instructor in Urology, Boston Medical Centre, Department of Urology, Boston, MA shared his medical experiences during his long journey starting from Vivekananda Hospital (1973) to his present destination and showed his keenness for free Urology Consultation for outreach programmes of the Institute. Each presentation by the speakers was followed by lively discussion and questions from the learned audience. Dr. K.B. Jain, Consultant, Surgery, VPIMS, Lucknow presented the vote of thanks.

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  • Sri Sri Saraswati Puja, 12th February, 201613 Feb 2016

    Sri Sri Saraswati Puja was celebrated on 12th February, 2016 at Ramakrishna Math, Lucknow

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  • Nepal Relief Work 2015 by Ramakrishna Mission Mission, Lucknow02 Jun 2015

    In the wake of the destructive earthquake which struck Nepal and some parts of India on 25 & 26 April, 2015 causing extensive loss of life and property as well as untold sufferings to innumerable people, Ramakrishna Mission has started primary relief work in some of the worst affected areas of Nepal through its centres in Kathmandu and Darjeeling by way of distributing cooked food materials. Dry rations are also being rushed by road while arrangements are being made to airlift blankets and clothes for immediate distribution among the hapless people. The Lucknow centre of Ramakrishna Mission has also sent a team of monastics, doctors, paramedical staff and volunteers towards earthquake devastated Narayani Pur of Nepal via Sonaully border near Gorakhpur for immediately starting the relief operations in that area. Essential relief commodities like Flattened rice, sugar, candle sticks, match boxes as well as requisite drugs and pharmaceuticals have been despatched with an Ambulance for distribution of the relief materials among the quake-affected people as well as providing medical relief for the quake-stricken patients.

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  • Spiritual Retreat, 19th April, 201529 Apr 2015

    A special Spiritual Retreat was organized by Ramakrishna Math, Lucknow on Sunday, 19th April, 2015 in commemoration of the release of the book “Swami Vireswarananda- Ek Divya Jivan”. Program was inaugurated with Lamp lighting by dignitaries. While day panel of selected monks and devotees revealed the secret of spirituality and how spirituality inspired them to become successful in life. The program ended with a Cultural Programme at Madhav Sabhagar, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow by Swami Animeshananda and accompanies.

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  • Annual CME, 16th February, 201519 Feb 2015

    Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow celebrated its 27th Annual Continued Medical Education (CME) today (16th February 2015) in the Seminar Hall of the Institute attended by more than 100 distinguished doctors & Post Graduate Students.

    The programme started with lighting of lamp amidst Vedic invocation by the monks of Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Lucknow.Swami Muktinathananda, The Head of the Institute welcomed the audience and said that the theme for this year is Pain Management.  He emphasized that the physician in order to be successful in pain management should share and feel the depth of the pain of the ailing patient and this endeavor should not only be academic but also emotional and spiritual.

    Four eminent Physicians during their power point presentations highlighted different aspects of pain management while Dr. Anita Malik, Prof. of Anesthesia, KGMU, Lucknow and President, ISA, U.P. State, Dr. Neeraj Tandon, Consultant Oncologist, Dr. Saurabh Shukla, Consultant & Head, Dept. of Orthopaedics, and Dr. Raj Laxmi, Head , Dept. of Anesthesia, VPIMS, Lucknow conducted the CME as Chair Persons The summary of the presentation were as follows:-

    1. Dr. Rakhi Gupta, Consultant Intensivist & Pain Speialist, Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences (VPIMS), Lucknow gave a detailed presentation on ‘Introduction to Intervention Pain Management’ and said that the Pain services are classified as acute or chronic and they could be provided as OPD, IPD or community based depending on the need and convenience of the patient.
    2. Dr. Sanjay Dhiraj, Addl. Prof., Deptt. of Anesthesia, SGPGI, Lucknow, discussed various ‘Modalities available in management of Cancer Pain’ and said that the patient who are given Psychological, Social and Spiritual support during the treatment respond better. He further elaborated that the take home massage is Multi- Nodal Anesthesia, Interventional Technique to help in reducing the burden of distressing symptoms and morphine still remains the main stay of the treatment
    3. Dr. Sujit Gautam, Asst. Prof., Deptt. of Anesthesia, SGPGI, Lucknow gave a detailed pretention regarding ‘Approach to a case of low back ache’ and said that all conditions which pose a threat to life should be excluded prior to management of the case. He said the main stay of conservative management is to educate the patient to remain active, heat application, exercises and pain killers. He also said that bed rest, traction and lumber support are not useful.
    4. Dr. Shweta Agarwal, Consultant Rheumatologist, VPIMS Lucknow said that history taking of the patient is very important in ‘Approach to a case of Rheumatologist Disorders’. She said that the in Rheumatoid Arthritis the duration of the symptoms, number and type of joint involved and deformity, if any are of great help in the diagnosis and further management of the case.

     

    Each presentation by the speakers was followed by lively discussion and questions from the learned audience. Dr. K.B. Jain, Consultant, Surgery, VPIMS, Lucknow presented the vote of thanks.

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  • Lamp Lighting Ceremony of 10th Batch of BSc. & 24th Batch of GNM Nursing Students of Vivekananda College & School of Nursing, Lucknow19 Feb 2015

    The Lamp Lighting Ceremony of the 10th batch of BSc. Nursing and 24th batch of GNM Nursing students of Vivekananda College & School of Nursing was celebrated today at Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow in the presence of a large number of distinguished people of the city including the parents of the students.

    Prof. J.V. Singh, Dean, Faculty of Nursing, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, was the Chief Guest during the function. He complimented the Nursing College and School of Nursing for improving the nursing services by ensuring the adequate flow of well-trained nurses known for their discipline and caliber. He said that the Nursing profession demands (24x7) round the clock service with the spirit of sacrifice, sincerity and selflessness.

    Prof. Subrata Sarkar, Principal, College of Nursing, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata, the Guest of Honour said that prior to the initiation into the Nursing Service, the light of wisdom and professional ethics is passed on to the students. The Institution moulds the young students with an idea of service in the spirit of self-sacrifice in accordance with the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna, 'Service to Jiva is service to Shiva' i.e. dedicated service of humanity is equivalent to worship of God.

    The programme started with lighting of lamp amidst Vedic Chanting by the nursing students. In the welcome address, Swami Muktinathananda, Secretary of the Institute explained the significance of the ceremony as part of our “Journey from darkness to light”. He stressed that today as many as 63 B.Sc. & GNM Nursing Students are taking vows of renunciation and service which will not only illumine their lives but also bring lustre & comfort to many a darkened soul in future. He also said that in the year 2015-16, we are in the process of the starting MSc. Nursing course in the College.

    Mrs. Sampa Sengupta, Principal of the Nursing Institute presented the Annual Report highlighting the academic and clinical achievements of the students. She said that the lamp lighting ceremony initiates the new aspirants into the nursing profession and the vows they pledge reflect the values of Florence Nightingale. The students recited their vows in Sanskrit holding a lamp each in their hand in the presence of image of Swami Vivekananda and a portrait of Florence Nightingale over-viewing the gathering.

    A large number of attractive prizes in the form of cash awards, medals & books were presented along with certificates to the Meritorious & Professionally Excellent students. The programme concluded with the vote of thanks by Sri Ravi Kumar, Vice Principal of the Nursing Institute. A befitting closing song in chorus was presented by the nursing students which was greatly appreciated by the distinguished guests, parents of the students as well as the staff of the Institute. The lamp lighting ceremony left an indelible impression in the hearts of all present encouraging them to be initiated into the spirit of renunciation and of service in their individual lives too.

     

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  • 46th Dedication Day Ceremony, 18th February, 201519 Feb 2015

    Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow observed its 46th Dedication Day Anniversary on Wednesday, 18th February, 2015. The programme started with the Lighting of Lamp amidst Vedic Invocation by the Nursing students of the Institute.

    Swami Muktinathananda, the Secretary of the Hospital welcomed the audience reiterating the central motto of the organization namely ‘Atmano Moksharrtham Jagat Hitai Cha’ i.e., “for the emancipation of the self and benefit of the world.” He stressed that the continued growth of the hospital has 5 dimensions viz. improving quality of services by way of getting accredited by National Accreditation Board for Hospital & Health Care Organization (NABH), to further augment the Pathology Services by providing real time reports in accordance with the NABL directives i.e. Bar Coding & Interfacing of the Medical Equipment’s with the Hospital Information System, affordability of cost of treatment for the poor people, transparency, and attitude of service. This motto can be achieved only through implementation of the twin ideals of renunciation and service which gets reflected in the quality of our patients’ care. He emphasized that if anyone follows this doctrine and implements it in his or her life will definitely become blessed in the long run.

    Dr. Ashim Chakraborty, the Medical Superintendent of the Hospital presented the Annual Report and narrated the newer achievements. He also informed that the Institute is conducting post graduate DNB courses in 12 disciplines as well as para medical courses in 7 disciplines. He thanked the donors and patrons for their unstinted financial assistance to keep aflame this lamp of service dedicated for the common people. He also mentioned about the ever increasing charitable services being offered to the rural population with the help of the mobile medical units of Village Health Programme. He mentioned said that 13.7 Lakh and 22,000 patients were treated during the year in OPD and IPD respectively.

    Dr. S.N.S. Yadav, Chief Medical Officer, Lucknow and also Senior Consultant Nephrologist, Balrampur Hospital, Lucknow was the Chief Guest of the function. He complimented the hospital for providing quality education to the DNB Doctors as well as BSc & GNM Nursing students who have excelled themselves in the State Govt. jobs. He also said that the hospital is providing the services to the poor people with dedication thereby deriving a lot of satisfaction. He requested the Secretary to extend a helping hand in the management of Swine Flu cases which are becoming like an epidemic.

    Prizes were given for the various sport events participated by the doctors, nurses and staff members as narrated by Dr. Niranjan, the Organizing Secretary The Vote of Thanks was presented by Padmashree Dr. S.C. Rai, President of the Managing Commitee of Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram Lucknow followed by refreshments to all present. Everyone went home rededicating themselves in the spirit of Seva as per the ideas and ideals of Swami Vivekananda.

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  • In commemoration of 152nd Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Regional Youth Convention 30th Jan to 1st Feb 2015 at Ramakrishna Math, Lucknow03 Feb 2015

    30th January, 2014/Day-1
    The Regional Youth Convention in commemoration of Swami Vivekananda 152nd  Birth Anniversary was inaugurated on 30th January, 2014 in the premises of Ramakrishna Mission Lucknow by  Hon’ble Sri Ram Naik, Governor of UP and Swami Shuhitanandaji maharaj, General Secretary Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Belur Math, Howrah in the presence of  Sri Shanta Kumar, M.P. and former CM of Himanchal Pradesh by lighting the lamp amid vedic invocation by the monastic brother of Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram. Swami Muktinathananda presented the welcome address and  congratulated the assemble of 4000 youth from 8 northern states namely Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Panjab, Hariyana, Chandigarh, Himanchal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. He said to the  participating youth are extremely fortunate to be able to respond the clarion call of Swami Vivekananda towards rebuilding the nation by way of the developing individual personality with the spirit of persuasive service. Then Swami Sarvabhutananda Ji, Secretary of Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Allahabad delivered keynote address by saying that the youth should remember the central message of Swami Vivekananda which is “be and make”. Sri Shanta Kumar guest of honor reminded the youth that Swami Vivekananda sacrificed his ideal of moksha for the sake of poor and hungry million of his countrymen. He wished the youth to follow the inspiration of Swami ji and stop not till every Indian becomes well-fed.

    Swami Suhitanandaji Maharaj said in presidential address the goal of education should be, to go back the roots and not to imitate and imbibe foreign culture. Hon’ble Sri Ram Naik the governor of UP state said in his address that, Swami Vivekananda in his address at Regional Parliament at Chicago reminded the people of the world that the tradition of India is assimilation not distraction, help and serve not fight . He said that youth should take-up the message of Swami Vivekananda in their own lives and brings the nation in glory. Padam Shree Dr. Nityananda Vice President, Management Committee of Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram presented the vote of thanks.

    After Lunch Devotional Songs on Swami Vivekananda were presented in the melodies voice by Swami Divyavratnanda, Ramakrishna Mission, Shyampukur Bati, Kolkata. He is accompanied in Tabla by Sri Parth Preetam Mukherjee, Pakhawaj by Sri Ram Pathak and Sarangi by Sri Vinod Mishra.

    The afternoon session from 4 to 5 was chaired by Swami Muktinathananda who said that success of the youth depends on the positive thinking since “thought become things”. Miss Aparajita Sarangi presented fiery speech inspiring the youth with her successful administrative experience resulting out of inspiration of Swami Vivekananda she said to the youth takeup one goal and concentrate in order to achieve in order to realize the goal in their various life.  Dr. Rajesh Kumar said the youth to remember to lead a life which should not only be successful but meaningful as well the secret of success of life is the face the challenges and a bold and positive outlook.

    After the evening bhajan and arti spectacular mono act played on Swami Vivekananda on stage by Padma Shri Sekhar Sen and party from Mumbai kept the audience spell bound for two hours cherishing unforgettable memory of Swami Vivekananda.
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    31st January, 2014/Day-2

    The Second day of the 3 day long Regional Youth Convention in commemoration of Swami Vivekananda 152nd Birth Anniversary started at 9.30 a.m. with the Introductory words of Dr. C.P. Fulori, Kumaon University, Almora. Thereafter Dr. Vikram Singh, Vice Chancellor, Noida International University, Noida inspired the youth by firing speech highlighting on the importance of early rise, physical exercise, character building with the spirit of serving the poor.
    Prof. P.L. Chaturvedi, Former Vice Chancellor, Maharshi Dayandana Saraswati University, Ajmer reminded the youth that Swamiji expectation from youth that they should have steady body & mind. They should be charged with the spirit of sacrificing their lives for the motherland.
    Swami Raghavendrananda Secretary Ramakrishna Mission, Indore said in his chairman’s address that Swamiji expected that the youth should “be good and do good”, be pure and strong in body, mind and spirit.
    After a tea break the second session on Role of Youth for Awakening India introduced by Sri Akhilesh Modanwal an inspired youth from Allahabad. This was followed by a mesmerizing oration by Sri Ravi Raj Singh, Advocate Allahabad High Court. He reminded the youth the goal of life is to achieve knowledge and not worldly happiness. He insisted the youth should read the literature on Swami Vivekananda and be an awakened soul. He called the youth saying; “Be Yogi, Be Diligent, Be Cooperative”, “Be and Make”
    The Next speaker Dr. Om Prakash Sharma, Founder Secretary, Vivekananda Vidyapeeth, Raipur said that the Swami Vivekananda wanted the youth of India should awaken their inner strength by serving the poor and worshiping India who is the present deity of the youth.
    Swami Nikhilatmananda said in his chairman’s address “In awakened India youth should have body and soul like steel and they should be the owner of their Minds”.
    After the Lunch break there was cultural Programme from the youth of Almora. Then there was a Vocal presentation of Swami Divyaratananda followed by a question and answer session participated by Dr. Vikram Singh.
    In the last session of the day Dr. Joram Begi, Founding President, North East Socio Cultural Organization (NESCO), Arunachal Pradesh revealed how he implemented Swami Vivekananda’s Model of work as worship in his life by way of doing his work not as a duty but as a loving dedication to the Divine without taking any casual or earn leave in his service life.
    This was followed by an inspiring speech of Dr. S.V. Eswaran, Emeritus Scientist, CSIR, New Delhi who said that as a man mirror reflects and object, if the youth clears their minds then the image of Swami Vivekananda will be fully reflected in their personality and they will be able to work with the spirit of worship.
    Swami Nilakanthanandaji Maharaj, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Mission, Shimla Centre said any work done with concentration bears worship. The goal of life is to manifest divinity within by doing our respective duties in the best possible way.
    The Day’s event ended with a wonderful light & sound display entitled “Viveka Namana” by a group of professional musicians under the leadership of Sri Praveen D. Rao of Bangalore. The whole day Programme was attended by 4000 youth from 8 states of Northern India.
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    1st February, 2015/Day-3

    The morning session of the concluding day of the three day long youth convention started at 9.30 am on 1st February 2015 with an introduction by Ms. Apurva Pandey, M.Sc. student of Raebareli on ‘Swami Vivekananda vision of ideal women’. She said that women should be able to make their own decisions and should be able to protect themselves from all evils. It was followed by an address of Mrs. Leena Mehendale, IAS, Chief Information Commissioner of Goa, she said to attain success in life one should focus on the goal subsequently Padma Shri Ms. Arunima Sinha, first amputee Everest winner Lucknow, inspired everyone by saying that turning point of her life was after reading a small booklet of Swami Vivekananda entitled ‘thoughts of power’(Shaktidaayee Vichar). She further said we should utilize the adversities of our life as the guiding force towards rising to higher heights of life.  She said that the youth should stick to the goal with tenacity so that even God becomes forced to extend all help towards achievement of the goal. The Chairperson address was delivered by Kumari Nivedita, Vice President, Vivekannada Kendra, Kanyakumari, she said women need not be empowered since there are already the source of power all that is needed the women became aware of their inner power and behave in such a way so that men may look at them with dignity and honors  (istri ki suraksha purush kee nazar mein hai).
    After tea-break next session started at 12 O’clock by series of short speeches by young participants from Varanasi, Delhi, Gorakhpur, Jammu and Indore. Shri Anand Kumar, the founder of Super 30, Patna, said that the four steps towards success are tremendous thrust, positive thinking, continuous hard labor and great patience (chah, sahi soch, athak parishram aur aseem dhairya) the presidential address given by Swami Sarvalokananda, secretary Ramakrishna Mission, Mumbai, he said swamiji wanted sacrifices of 100 youths who are pure, hardworking and lover of mother India. The success of youth depends on their development of character and not merely by professional excellence.
    After lunch break a panel discussion by moderator Shri Shobhit Narain, Director Golden future, Lucknow on swami Vivekananda and human excellence and panelist were Sri Anand Kumar, Sri Om Prakash Verma, Ms. Nivedita and Swami Raghavendrananda. Every one of them said the secret of human excellence is self-confidence and determination to achieve the goal without any compromise. The valedictory session of the event started by lighting of the lamp by dignitaries and Vedic invocation by Monks and Brahmcharyas and recitation in chorus. Welcome address given by Swami Muktinathananda, President of Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Lucknow, who said that this youth convention has definitely transform the life of every participant with the inspiration  and blessings of Swami Vivekananda.
    Dr. Markanday Ahuja, Vice Chancellor, Baba Mast Nath University, Rohtak, presented the key note address and said the character plus knowledge develops human excellence and our character depends on action which should be performed with right attitude, boldness, compassion and determination.
    Chief Guest of valedictory session Padma Vibhushan Dr. Sonal Mansingh, founder president, Centre for India classical dances, New Delhi, who said that youth should spend minimum time on trivial actions of daily routine and focus their attention on their goal with fortitude. Shri R. K. Mittal, IAS (Retd.), Chief Coordinator, Kabir Peace Mission, Lucknow, presented summing-up and vote of thanks. Closing song, “Murta Maheswara Stotram” performed by Brahmacharins of Ramakrishna Math, Lucknow, followed by Aratrik Bhajan in chorus and Laser Show on Lord Shri Krishna and Swami Vivekananda.
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  • District Level Youth Convention on Saturday 17th January, 2015 and Birthday Celebrations on 18th Janurayy, 201517 Jan 2015

    In commemoration of 152nd Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, a massive District level Youth Convention was held on 17th January, 2015 at Ramakrishna Math, Lucknow which was participated by nearly 2500 youth within to the age group of 15 to 30 from all over the district of Lucknow. The programme started with the lighting of lamp by the dignitaries amidst Vedic invocation by the monastic brothers of Ramakrishna Math. Swami Muktinathanada, the Secretary of Ramakrishna Mission, Lucknow while welcoming the dignitaries said that the purpose of youth convention is to inspire the youth with the secret of success in life as exemplified by Swami Vivekananda. He also said that the youth are fortunate to interact with some of the rare personalities who have risen to the pinnacle of glory by implementing the ennobling message of Swami Vivekananda in their lives.
    Swami Nikhileshwaranada, Head of Ramakrishna Mission, Vadodara motivated the youth by his inspiring speech deplete with practical suggestions like regular study of Swami Vivekananda’s literature, meditation, physical exercises and above all positive thinking. Dr. S.N. Subba Rao, a 87 year old Gandhian and Director, National Youth Project, New Delhi revealed how he could remain ever young by imbibing the golden massage of Swami Vivekananda and loving India. Padamsree Dr. S.C. Rai, President, Managing committee, Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Lucknow presented the vote of thanks.
    In the next session, Sri Vivek Tangri, Vice Chairman, Sardar Bhagat Singh Group of Colleges, Lucknow presented a fiery speech and warned the youth saying that the success in life do not lie in acquisition of wealth or attainment of name of fame, the real success lies in contentment for which we should strive sincerely by doing good to others. Smt. Shruti Mahapatra, Chief Cooradinator, ‘Anjali’ Bhubaneswar disclosed how she became successful in life by encountering various formidable challenges notwithstanding her physical disabilities due to a major road accident. Swami Satyamayananda, Head of the Ramakrishna Mission, Kanpur said in his Chairperson’s address, the success lies in determination and self-confidence together with the will to do something for other without any expectation of return. After the Lunch break there was a brief Question-Answer session followed by the valedictory session where Prof. Ravi Kant, Vice Chanceller, Kings George’s University, Lucknow was the Chief Guest. He said that the Youth Convention only become successful in life by hard work, inquisitiveness and innovation. Prof. U.N. Dwivedi, Pro-Vice Chanceller, Univesity of Lucknow extolled the life of Swami Vivekananda as the source of inspiration for the youth. Padmashree Dr. Nitya Anand, presented the vote of thanks saying Swami Vivekananda not only synthesized science & technology but also service & religion.
    A music conference started with Sri Shadaj Iyer – a 13 year old wonder talent of Ahmedabad presented Kheyal and Shudhi starting with Bilambit and ending with Dhrut followed by Dhrupad in Malkose Raga. Sri Mukund Dev Sahoo of Bhopal and Sri Subhanker Dey of Varanasi presented Kheyal in Nanda Raga as well as Bhajans which mesmerised the selected audience of Lucknow and surrounding areas. They were assisted by. Sri Deb Kumar, Pandit Ram Pathak and Pandit Vinod Mishra assisted the musicians with Tabla, Pakhwaj and Sarangi respectively. Every Youth participant was given a set of holistic literature on Swami Vivekanandna, a memento, certificate and photos which will inspire them for their onward journey. The youth convention has definitely left an indelible impression on the young minds with the hope to glorify their life as exemplified by Swami Vivekananda.
    On 18th January, 2015 a progression on Swami Vivekananda Birthday celebration started from Police Lines and ended at Ramakrishna Math, Lucknow. Children’s and youth from various schools participated in the progression.
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  • Swami Vivekananda's 152nd birth anniversary an Inter-faith Goodwill Meet02 Jan 2015

     

    In commemoration of Swami Vivekananda's 152nd  birth anniversary an Inter-faith Goodwill Meet was organized on 1st January 2015 at Ramakrishna Math, in collaboration with Kabir Peace Mission, Lucknow. 
    The key note address of the conference was delivered by Sri Ashok Sajjanhar, Secretary, National Foundation for Communal Harmony, New Delhi on the central theme of the meet viz. ‘The need of Religious harmony for National Development’. 
    This was followed by  good will messages from the representatives of various faiths.
    Sri. Rakesh K. Mittal , Chief Coordinator, Kabir Peace Mission, Lucknow summed up the views of all the representatives and offered compliments to each one of them.
    It is hoped that this cordial note will go a long way towards National Development ensuring communal harmony and Inter-Faith understanding region throughout the coming year.

    In commemoration of Swami Vivekananda's 152nd  birth anniversary an Inter-faith Goodwill Meet was organized on 1st January 2015 at Ramakrishna Math, in collaboration with Kabir Peace Mission, Lucknow. The key note address of the conference was delivered by Sri Ashok Sajjanhar, Secretary, National Foundation for Communal Harmony, New Delhi on the central theme of the meet viz. ‘The need of Religious harmony for National Development’. This was followed by  good will messages from the representatives of various faiths.Sri. Rakesh K. Mittal , Chief Coordinator, Kabir Peace Mission, Lucknow summed up the views of all the representatives and offered compliments to each one of them.It is hoped that this cordial note will go a long way towards National Development ensuring communal harmony and Inter-Faith understanding region throughout the coming year.

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  • Sri Sri Durga Puja 201407 Oct 2014

    Sri Sri Durga Puja was celebrated by the Ramakrishna Math in its spacious campus at Nirala Nagar, Lucknow from Monday, 29thSeptember, 2014 to Saturday, 4th October , 2014. As in previous years, elaborate arrangements have been made to perform the celebration in a befitting manner in accordance with the holy traditions of the Ramakrishna order as per the scriptural injunctions.  A large number of devotees and visitors from far and near appeared in Puja in the Math campus during all the Puja days while arrangements have been made for offering of Pushpanjali followed by distribution of Sumptuous Prasad to all present on 1, 2 & 3 October 2014. The Principal attention of the function is focused on the worship of Devi Durga which was be performed in eight types of function as mentioned as (a) Pitcher (ghata) (b) Nine Plants (Nava Patrika) (c) Picture (Pata/chalchitra) (d) Clay Model (Pratima) (e) Scriptural book (Chandi: Devi Saptasati) (f) a five to Seven –year old Maiden (Kumari) (g) Sacrificial Fire (Havan) and (h) People at large (Virat).
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  • Musical Tribute to Swami Vivekananda 6th - 9th March, 2014 in commemoration of Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth Anniversary12 Mar 2014

    6th March-Day-1

    Prior to the inaugural session, Prof. Pandit Om Prakash Malviya of Allahabad presented Dhrupad recital in accompaniment with Sri Vimarsh Malviya in Pakhawaj & Sri Shankarsh Chaturvedi as vocal assistance.
    The inaugural session started with Lighting of lamp amidst Vedic Chanting by the monks & brahmcharins of Ramarkishna Math, Lucknow. The sonorous chanting of Medha Shuktam from the veda created a devine effect at the begining of the programme. Swami Muktinathananda, Secretary of Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Lucknow welcomed the audience stating that Swami Vivekananda, the epoch making prophet of Modern India rocked the whole world with his magnificent message based on ancient Indian Wisdom delivered in the modern Scientific language. The more the multi-faceted personality of Swamiji is highlighted the more we are benefited being able to march towards our common goal with more vigour and zeal.
    The innaugural address was presented by the Chief Guest Sri Rajan Shukla, IAS., Principal Secretary, Dept. Of Culture U.P. who emphasized the great contribution of Indian Classical Music in the fabric of Indian History & its rich culture.Swami Sarvaganandaji Maharaj, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narendrapur, Kolkata presented a lecture cum demonstration highlighting the Contibution of Swami Vivekananda  to Indian Music. Besides delivering words of wisdom he sang selected songs in his melodious voice with Tabla accompaniment by Sri Partha Pratim Mukherjee, Lucknow.
    After the tea break there was two session the first being Tal Tarang by the artists of Kolkata viz. Tabla : Sri Abhijit Banerjee, Ghatam : Sri Somnath Roy, Pakhawaj : Sri Apurba Lal Manna and Bangla Dhol : Sri Ranjan De. They kept the audience spell bound more than one hour.
    The concluding session of today was the Sarod recital by the renowned Sarodist Sri Narendra Nath Dhar, the former Dean of Bhatkhande Sangeet Sansthan, Lucknow. He was accompanied in Tabla by Sri Abhijit Banerjee of Kolkata. He started with Raga Puria followed by Mishrakhamaj, which won the hearts of all the listeners.

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    The second day of 4 day long Musical Tribute to Swami Vivekananda 7th March, 2014 at 05:00 p.m. in the premises of Ramakrishna Math, Lucknow in commemoration of Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary.
    Sri Kushal Das, a 'TOP-GRADE Musician' of AIR & Doordarshan hails from a family of renowned musicians and he received his training under the tutelage of his uncle & father. He presented Sitar recital with Shudh basant raag alaap key sur key saath krte hue jod ka taan choda and completed his recital with bilambit 3 taal and dhruv 3 taal with Tabla accompaniment by Sri Abhijeet Banerjee from Kolkata. All and one in the audience were kept spell bound during the entire performance. After the evening Arati, Sri Jayateerth, Mevundi, Hubli with Tabla and Harmonium  accompaniment by Sri Samar Saha from Kolkata and Sri Dharamnath Mishra from Lucknow  presented a variety of classical vocal recitals with kedar raag and thereafter also presented melodious bhajan.

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    The third day of 4 day long Musical Tribute to Swami Vivekananda 8th March, 2014 at 05:00 p.m. in the premises of Ramakrishna Math, Lucknow in commemoration of Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary. Sri Rajendra Prasanna, New Delhi presented a Flute Recital which was followed by a mesmerizing dance performance by Sri Rajendra Gangani, New Delhi.

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    The fourth and concluding session of the musical conference Sri Samresh Chowdhary of Kolkata mesmerized all by his vocal recital in raga ‘Dharmagati’ in the south Indian style with tabla accompaniment by Sri Durjay Bhowmik. This was followed by Raga’Pushpa’.  The programme ended with fireworks in the minds of creating and indelible joyful impression in the minds of one and all.
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  • State Level Seminar on Religious Harmony, 8-9 March 201412 Mar 2014

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    In commemoration of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary a 2-day long State Level Seminar on Religious Harmony was inaugurated today in the Ramakrishna Math, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow at 10:00 a.m. by lighting of lamp by Swami Suviranandaji Maharaj, Asst. Secretary of Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, Howrah amidst vedic chanting by the monks and brahamcharis of Ramakrishna order. In the welcome address Swami Muktinathananda, the Secretary of Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Luckow said that the central truth is same in every religion while the interpretations and methods are diversified. This was demonstrated in the life of Sri Ramakrishna and preached by Swami Vivekananda. He further said that on the first day representatives of different schools within Hinduism will present their respective philosophies while striking on the central chord of unity in diversity and on the second day representatives of different religions will present a similar note.
    Swami Suviranandaji extolled the organizers in his inaugural address for arranging such a function. He summarized the 4 year long activities in commemoration of 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekanandaji and showed how Swami Vivekananda is being accepted and recognized throughout the world especially in the west. He said Swami Vivekananda taught:
    (a) Each soul is potentially divine (b) Harmony of religion is necessary   and (c) Synthesis of 4 yoga is to realized in life.

    Padmasri Dr. S.C. Rai, President, Management Committee of Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Lucknow presented a vote of thanks and stressed on the importance of such a seminar on religious harmony. In the first session, Prof. Jugal Kishore Mishra of Varanasi spoke eloquently on Shaivisa pointing out Shiva has two dimensions viz. Rudra & Shiva though which he removes all distress  as well as bestows grace on the devotees. That’s why he is the god of gods ‘Mahadev’ and also ‘Ashutosh’ who quickly forgives our misgivings and ever ready to help us. Shiva and shakti are co-existent that’s why he is Ardhnarishwar. The shakti upasana was highlighted by Prof. Kamlesh Tripathi of Varanasi who said Devi has many  form and shiva and shakti are inseparable. The Bhakti school of thoughts were represented by Sri Shrivatsa Goswami of Vrindavan. He said bhakti or devotion is indispensible for human existence. If it culminates seva. But seva should be with love only Premmayee seva should be our ideal. He said, Akbar created Vrindaban, geographically which proves existence of religious harmony in our country. The central theme of bhakti is humility, patience and repetition of god’s name.

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    On the second & concluding day of the 2 day long State Level Seminar on Religious Harmony in commemoration of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary the inter-faith dialogue started with a devotional song of Swami Prajnatmananda of Ramakrishna Math, Kamarpukur. It was followed by 3 speakers each in the subsequent 3 sessions. Each speaker represented a particular religion and highlighted the central message of the respective religion based on the central chord of unity in diversity, as preached by Swami Vivekananda.
    Swami Satyamayananda of Advaita Ashram, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand represented Hinduism and said that Hinduism is not merely a set of rituals and not even a philosophy, but it is being & becoming, it is realization that is why it is universal and common to all religions.
    Sri Phoolchand Jain, Director B.L. Institute of Indology Studies, New Delhi presented the gist of Jainism saying that out of 24 Tirthankars, Mahavir was the last thirthankar and all of them said univocally that every being has infinite knowledge, strength, bliss within only 10% of which is manifested. Non-violence in body, mind & speech is the central teaching in Jainism. Jainism is also advocates conservations of natural resources and sanctity of environment.
    Dr. A.K. Merchant, National Trustee, Lotus temple & Bahais community of India, New Delhi traced the origin of the faith propounded by Baha-ullah 150 years ago in Iran and said that Bahai faith considers that humanity is above religions and believes in unity amidst diversity.
    In the next session, Buddism was highlighted by Bhante Devender, Vice chairman, International Buddisht Research Institute, Shrawasti, U.P., and pointed out that religion is that which holds us together. Dharma is of two kinds: Kushal dharma and akushal dharma. 4 eternal truth & panchsheela ensures kushal dharma which is based on morality. We should be moral first before teaching morality to others.
    Rabbi Ezekiel Issac Malekar, Prist & Honorary Secretary, Judah Hyam Synagogue, New Delhi said that truth is the God of Judaism while non violence and love is the method, which is detailed in the scripture ‘Tora’. All regions speak the same truth and we are to realize the truth in our very life. We should control anger and get rid of ego which infuses jealousy and greed. Serving the parents is the highest worship.
    Dr. M.D. Thomos, Director, Institute of Harmony Studies, New Delhi, represented Christianity & said each religion is a note in an orchestra & if all the notes are in Unision then only the orchestra is possible or else it becomes a noise! Christianity says God takes care of one of all, God emancipates us and God is always within us God has created human beings after his own image. We are living temples of god. Remove the banner of every religion and all religions will be one.

    In the sixth session, Nawab Zafar Mir Abdullah represented Islam and said Gods creation is uniform for all irrespective of religions. It believes in 5 fundamentals and administers 6 virtues. Prof. Manjit Singh of S.G.P.C., Amritsar, Punjab, said that Shikhism gives the message of unity among all human beings. Sri Vichar Das, Mohant, Sant Kabir Samadhi Mandir, Maghar, Khalilabad, narrated the universal message of Kabir who tried to unite the entire humanity.
    Prof. Himanshu Rai, IIM, Lucknow conducted the panel discussion and asked each of the participating representatives 3 essential points of their respective religions. Manjit Singh said it is prana samarpan, Mr. Malekar said it is conquering anger, Swami Satyamayananda said it is spirituality, Premchand Jain said to it is respect for others, Dr. Merchant said it is prem or love, Vichar das ji said it is vivek or discrimination, Nawab  Jafar Mirza said it is education. All the representatives spoke in unision that spirituality and religion is a science and it is to be strengthened by questioning and reasoning. The panel discussion was very much appreciated by the entire audience. In the evening, Abhay Rustum Sopori of Mumbai presented Santoor recital with table accompaniment by Sri Durjay Bhowmik of New Delhi, he played raga ‘Marwah’.
    In the concluding session of the musical conference Sri Samresh Chowdhary of Kolkata mesmerized all by his vocal recital in raga ‘Dharmagati’ in the south Indian style with tabla accompaniment by Sri Durjay Bhowmik. This was followed by Raga’Pushpa’.  The programme ended with fireworks in the minds of creating and indelible joyful impression in the minds of one and all.
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  • Annual CME, 15th February 201420 Feb 2014

    Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow celebrated its Annual CME (Continuing Medical Education) on 15th February 2014 in the Seminar Hall of the Institute attended by more than 100 distinguished doctors & Post Graduate Students. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Brigadier (Dr.) T. Prabhakar (Retd.), Principal, ERA Medical College, Lucknow who encouraged the doctors to excel in accordance with the teachings of Swami Vivekananda.
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  • 45th Dedication Day Celebrations - 18th February 201420 Feb 2014

    Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow observed its 45th Dedication Day Anniversary on Tuesday, 18th February, 2014.  Sri. R.K. Sharma, Director, Sanjay gandhi Post Graduate Medical Sciences, Lucknow was the Chief Guest of the function. The programme started with the Lighting of Lamp amidst Vedic Innovation followed by an opening song by the Nursing students of the Institute. Swami Muktinathananda, the secretary of the Hospital welcomed the audience reiterating the central motto of the organization namely Atmano Moksharrtham Jagat Hitai Cha i.e., “for the emancipation of the self and benefit of the world.”  He stressed that this motto can be achieved only through implementation of the twin ideals of renunciation and service which gets reflected in the quality of our patients’ care. He emphasized that if anyone follows this doctrine and implements it in his or her life will definitely become blessed. As real life examples, he mentioned the names of a few dedicated workers of the Institute and felicitated a couple of them as a token of grateful acknowledgement of this long dedicated services.
    Dr. C.B. Agnihotri, the Medical Superintendent of the Hospital presented the Annual Report and narrated the newer achievements.  He said that the Institute has been selected as one of the top 5 multi speciality hospitals in Lucknow for the fourth consecutive year by Nielsen’s Survey (an independent professional body for ABP news channel) in recognition of the exemplary services rendered to the community in the urban and rural health programmes. He also informed that the institute is conducting post graduate DNB courses in 12 discipline as well as para medical courses in 7 disciplines. He thanked the donars and patrons for their generous financial assistance to keep aflame this lamp of service dedicated for the common people. He also mentioned about the ever increasing charitable services being offered to the rural population with the help of the mobile medical units of Village Health Programme through which during the last year under review 58286 outdoor patients were treated free of charge whereas, 3582 free cataract operations were performed beside conducting 790  free cleft lip and palate operations through the Smile Train Project, U.S.A.
    Prizes were given for the various sport events participated by the doctors, nurses and staff members as narrated by Dr, Hem Pandey, the Sports Secretary The Vote of Thanks was presented by Padmashree Dr. S.C. Rai, President of the Managing Commitee of Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram Lucknow followed by refreshments to all present. Everyone went home rededicating themselves in the spirit of Seva as per the ideas and ideals of Swami Vivekananda.
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  • The Lamp Lighting Ceremony of the 9th batch of B.Sc. (Hons.) and 23rd batch of GNM Nursing students - 17th February 201420 Feb 2014

    The Lamp Lighting Ceremony of the 9th batch of B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing and 23rd batch of GNM Nursing students of Vivekananda College & School of Nursing was celebrated today at Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow in the presence of a large number of distinguished people of the city including the parents of the students.  Prof. Raj Mehrotra, Dean, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, was the Chief Guest during the function. He complimented the Nursing College and School of Nursing for improvig the nursing services by ensuring the adequate flow of trained nursing staff and moulding the young students with an idea of service in the spirit of self-sacrifice in accordance with the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna, 'Service to Jiva is service to Shiva' i.e. spritually dedicated service of humanity with utmost reverence is worship to God.
    The programme started with lighting of lamp amidst Vedic Chanting by the nursing students. In the welcome address, Swami Muktinathananda, Secretary of the Institute explained the significance of the ceremony as part of our “Journey from darkness to light”.  He stressed that today as many as 61 B.Sc. & GNM Nursing Students are taking vows of renunciation and service which will not only illumine their lives but also bring lustre & comfort to many a darkened soul in future.  Ms. Chandini Tiagi, Principal of the Nursing Institute presented the Annual Report highlighting the academic and clinical achievements of the students. She said that the lamp lighting ceremony initiates the new aspirants into the nursing profession and the vows they pledge reflect the values of Florence Nightingale. The students recited their vows in Sanskrit holding a lamp each in their hand in the presence of image of Swami Vivekananda and a potrait of Florence Nightingale over-viewing the gathering.
    A large number of attractive prizes in the form of cash awards & medals were presented along with certificates to the Meritorious & Professionally Excellent students. The programme concluded with the vote of thanks by Sri Ravi Kumar, Vice Principal of the Nursing Institute.
    A befitting closing song in chorus was presented by the nursing students which was greatly appreciated by the distinguished guests, parents of the students as well as the staff of the Institute.
    The lamp lighting ceremony left an indelible impression in the hearts of all present encouraging them to be initiated into the spirit of renunciation and of service in their individual lives also.

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  • Inter-faith Goodwill Meet07 Feb 2014

     

    In commemoration of Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary, an Inter-faith Goodwill Meet was organized at Ramakrishna Math, in collaboration with Kabir Peace Mission, Lucknow on the 1st  of January, 2014 in a befitting manner. The programme started at 06:30 p.m. in the Math auditorium by way of lighting of lamp by the representatives of different faiths amidst Vedic Chanting by the Monastic Brothers of Ramakrishna Order.
    Swami Muktinathananda, the Adhyaksha of Ramakrishna Math, Lucknow delivered the welcome address and pointed out that the Inter Faith Good Will Meet is an appropriate tribute to Swami Vivekanada on the occassion of his 150th birth anniversary since he stood for the universal religion based on harmony of all the faiths throughout the globe without any distinction. He also summarized the central theme of Hinduism and illustrated why it is called the Mother of all Religions. The key note address of the conference was delivered by Sri Kunal Krishna, Founder, Ananta Path, Lucknow, who cited the essential message of Zorastrianism and showed how it fits in the symphony of all religions. This was followed by release of three holistic books which were appreciated by all present. Subsequently, Goodwill messages were presented by the representatives of various Faiths. Father Ignatius D'souza, Vicar General and Director of Inter religous dialouge from Bishops' House, Lucknow delivered the universal Gospel of the Son of God while  Nawab Zafar Mir Abdullah narrated the 5 essential tenets of Islam. Sri Jagdish Gandhi, Founder Manager, City Montessri School, Lucknow highlighted the all-encompassing philosophy of Bahai Faith.
    Sri. Rakesh K. Mittal , Chief Coordinator, Kabir Peace Mission, Lucknow summed up the views of all the representatives and offered the vote of thanks. A large number of distinguished citizens and university students of the city professing various faiths participated in the function.

    In commemoration of Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary, an Inter-faith Goodwill Meet was organized at Ramakrishna Math, in collaboration with Kabir Peace Mission, Lucknow on the 1st  of January, 2014 in a befitting manner. The programme started at 06:30 p.m. in the Math auditorium by way of lighting of lamp by the representatives of different faiths amidst Vedic Chanting by the Monastic Brothers of Ramakrishna Order.

    Swami Muktinathananda, the Adhyaksha of Ramakrishna Math, Lucknow delivered the welcome address and pointed out that the Inter Faith Good Will Meet is an appropriate tribute to Swami Vivekanada on the occassion of his 150th birth anniversary since he stood for the universal religion based on harmony of all the faiths throughout the globe without any distinction. He also summarized the central theme of Hinduism and illustrated why it is called the Mother of all Religions. The key note address of the conference was delivered by Sri Kunal Krishna, Founder, Ananta Path, Lucknow, who cited the essential message of Zorastrianism and showed how it fits in the symphony of all religions. This was followed by release of three holistic books which were appreciated by all present. Subsequently, Goodwill messages were presented by the representatives of various Faiths. Father Ignatius D'souza, Vicar General and Director of Inter religous dialouge from Bishops' House, Lucknow delivered the universal Gospel of the Son of God while  Nawab Zafar Mir Abdullah narrated the 5 essential tenets of Islam. Sri Jagdish Gandhi, Founder Manager, City Montessri School, Lucknow highlighted the all-encompassing philosophy of Bahai Faith.

    Sri. Rakesh K. Mittal , Chief Coordinator, Kabir Peace Mission, Lucknow summed up the views of all the representatives and offered the vote of thanks. A large number of distinguished citizens and university students of the city professing various faiths participated in the function.

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  • State Level Youth Convention 10-12th January, 201414 Jan 2014

    In commeration of Swami Vivekananda's 150th Birth Anniversary, a 3-day long State Level Youth Convention was held at Ramakrishna Math, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow from 10th to 12th January, 2014. Approximately 2500 selected youth within the age bracket of 15 to 30 years participated from all over the State of U.P.
    In order to motivate the youth with the exemplary life and inspiring messages of Swami Vivekananda, a galaxy of renowned personalities shared their valuable thoughts on several interesting and important topics relevant for the modern youth.
    First Day - 10th January, 2014
    The innagural programme commenced at 03:30 p.m. In a nicely decorated huge Pandal in the open feild of Ramakrishna Math with lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest Justice Bhanwar Singh, Chairman, Institute of judicial Training and Research U.P., The Special Guest Sri Alok Ranjan, IAS, Commissioner, Agriculture Production and Industrial Development, Govt. Of U.P. and other dignitories including the Secretary and Padmsri Dr. Nityananda, Vice President, Managing Commitee, Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Lucknow amidst Vedic Chanting by the Monastic Brothers. This was followed byinspiring speeches of all the above mentioned dignitories.
    Immediately after the inagural function, the first session started with a discussion on the topic of 'How to become successful in life without resources'. Sri Anand Kumar, Founder Super 30, Patna disclosed that he came from a very poor family and he did not have any resources whatsoever. Nevertheless by the grace of Swami Vivekananda, he acheived success in life by self confidence and determination. He said that intense desire, positive thinking, hard work and extreme patience are the 4 golden attributes to achieve success in one's life irrespective of any resources. Sri Vivek Tangri, Vice Chairman, Sardar Bhagat Singh Group of Colleges, Lucknow explained that the peace of mind and hard work with detachment are also required to achieve success in life. Swami Sarvabhutananda, the Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Kanpur and the Member of the Government Body, Ramakrishna Mission, said in his Chairman's address that the happiness and sadness are the two sides of the same coin and one must learn to accept the events of life with humility and mental tranquility.
    After the tea break and evening arati, 'Drama on Swami Vivekananda', was staged by Sri Deepak Chandrakar & party, Lokrang, Arjunda, Chattisgarh and the audience were enchanted with their performance.
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    Second Day
    - 11th January, 2014
    The programme on the second day commenced at 09:30 a.m. with Lighting of Lamp by Swami Nityasudhananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Kankhal, Haridwar, Major General G.D. Bakshi (Retd), Sri Raviraj Singh, Advocate Allahabad High Court and Swami Muktinathananda, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Math, Lucknow.
    In the second session, Sri Anoop Saxena, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Lakhimpur Kheri, introduced the topic on 'Man Making And Character Building Education as per Swami ji'. Major General G.D. Bakshi (Retd.) while illustrating the teachings of the Gita emphasized that if we can get rid of fear and weakness and struggle against all the odds of life as per teachings of Swami Vivekananda, victory is assured. Swami Nityasudhananda ji Maharaj in his presidential address said that strong character is required to overcome the difficulties in life. He also said that with regular practice, we can control the fickle nature of our minds and build our character by inculcating the traits of selflessness, honesty and integrity in our lives. Sri Raviraj Singh while elaborating on the theme discussed how the personality and character can be built with appropriate education and integrated with religion and duties.
    In the next session, while highlighting 'The role of women towards deveopment of India', Dr. Rajlaxmi Varma, Professor of Sanskrit, Allahabad University said that even after 150 years, the teachings and ideals of Swami Vivekananda continue to guide us in our lives. She further added that the family traditions and women play an important role toward the building of the nation. Swami Nikhilatmananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission, Allahabad stressed on the prevention of female foeticide. Ms. Apurva Pandey, a M.Sc. student of Raebarely also put across her views on the subject.
    During the lunch break, the students of Gadadhar Abhuydaya Parikalp presentd an attactive audio visual youth programme.
    In the fourth session after the lunch, there was also an interesting interactive question-answer session between the speakers and the youth participants which was followed by a musical programme where melodious Bhajans were presented by Swami Divyavratananda, Ramakrishna Math, Shyampukur Bati, Kolkata.
    In the sixth session, Swami Samarpanananda of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Belur Math, narrated in a very interesting way 'Swami vivekananda's New Ideals for Modern India', after the topic was introduced by a fiery speech of Sri Shivam Sharma, a youth participant from Allahabad. Swami Muktinathananda said in his Chairperson's address that the twin National Ideal of India set fourth by Swami Vivekananda are 'Renunciation and Service' which can be acheived in a holistic way by looking upon all human beings as living manifestation of the Divine.
    In the evening after the tea break, Ram Nam Sankirtan and arati, a 'Mono Act Play on Swami Vivekananda' by Sri Damodar Ramdasi, of Pune which kept the audience spell bound.
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    Third Day
    - 12th January, 2014
    On the 12th morning a colourful youth procession was organized to mark the National Youth Day comprising of nearly 1500 students of different educational Institutions and the delegates attending the State Level Youth Convention who carried a decorated Portrait of Swami Vivekananda with flags, festoons, banners and his messages led by a Police Band. The contingent with an Elephant and four mounted Horses was flagged off by Sri G.B. Pattanaik, IAS (Retd.) and Chairman, Inida Literacy Board and Former VC, Lucknow University which travelled from Reserved Police Line to the Ramakrishna Math, Lucknow.
    In the seventh session, Ms. Sakshi Gupta, System Analyst, TCS Gurgaon introduced the topic on 'Relevance of Swami Vivekananda in India Today'. This was follwed by Ms. Arunima Sinha, First Amputee Everest Winner, Lucknow who disclosed that despite all the odds in her life she drew the inspiration from Swami Vivekananda's teachings and resolved to successfully climb Mount Everest with a Prosthetic Leg. Prof. S.N. Kapoor, Former HOD, Ancient Indian History & Archiology, University of Lucknow said that the teachings of Srimad Bhagwat Gita should be adopted in our day to day life while performing duties. Dr. Vikram Singh, Ex, DGP U.P. and Vice Chancellor, Noida University praised the achievements of Ms. Arunima Sinha and exhorted the youth to assimilate the courage and self belief in achieving the goal of life.
    A panel discussion on 'Transformation through Positive Thinking' with a select group of successful achievers from different walks of life attracted the attention of all the youth since they faced real life situations and found how transformation can be brought about in today's world through positive thinking and self confidence as demonstrated by Swami Vivekananda.
    In the Valedictory session, after the lamp lighting amidst the Vedic chanting by the Monks & Brahmcharis, Swami Muktinathananda welcomed the audience and breifly explained the significance of the event. Sri A.R. Kohli, IAS (Retd.) and Former Governor of Mizoram was the Chief Guest. He said that the secret of success in life is devotion to duties and concentration of the mind. Sri R.K. Mittal, IAS, (Retd.) offered the vote of thanks concluded the programme by summing up the deleberations during the 3 days State Level Youth Convention. The programme was concluded with the National Anthem.
    After the tea break, the youth joined the evening arati with the help of Electronic LED projections and it was followed by a session of guided Meditation led by Swami Muktinathananda. The programme ended with a feature film show on Swami Vivekananda.

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  • Regional Youth Convention 6th-8th December, 201309 Dec 2013

    Day-1
    The first day of the 3-day long Regional Youth Convention started at 4.00 p m with Lighting of the Lamp by the dignitaries and vedic invocation by monks and brahmacharies. The welcome address is delivered by Swami Muktinathanandaji, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Math, Lucknow highlighting the significance of this youth convention. Prof. D.K. Gupta, Vice Chancellor, KGMU, Lucknow delivered the Key-Note address by pointing out the need of Swami Vivekananda's leaning for today’s youth. Srimat Swami Bodhasaranandaji Maharaj, Asstt. Secretary, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission Belur Math delivered the Presidential address. Vote of thanks delivered by Padmasri Dr. S.C. Rai, President, Managing Committee. Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Lucknow. After the tea break and Evening Arati there was a bhajanawali by Bhajan Samrat Padmasri Anup Jalota and his group been performed which is thoroughly enjoyed by youth.
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    Day-2
    The second day of the 3-day long Regional Youth Convention started at 09:30 AM with an opening song by Swami Kripakarananda in a very well decorated spacious Pandal at Ramakrishna Math, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow in the presence of nearly 3000 young men and women assembled from 7 Northern states viz. U.P., Uttarakhand, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himanchal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir.Sri Vivek Sharma, a young delegate from Hardoi delivered a fiery speech inspiring theentire youth. Swami Sarvapriyananda, Acharya of Probationer’s training center at Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math spoke on the aspiration for the youth and said that there are 4 steps for being successful in life which are self confidence, high goal, power of mental concentration and unselfishness.Dr. Vikram Singh, the Vice Chancellor of Noida International University narrated the challenges before the youth and warned the youth against the pitfalls of life. Swami Nikhilatmanandaji, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Math, Allahabad, delivered the Chairman’s address and said the expectation of Swami from the Modern youth.Sri Champak Chatterjee of New Delhi presented a melodious Bhajan which set the note of the second session a Swami Vivekananda - The inspirer of the Modern Youth. Sri Ravi Raj Singh of Allahabad said that to develop the personality according to Swami Vivekananda 4 things are necessary viz. Goal, inspiration, Guide & Book. We should develop physical intellectual and spiritual development. Ms. Arunima Sinha, Stole away the entire attention of the youth by telling how she lost her right leg in train accident but being a handicapped youth how she conquered the Mount Everest despite various challenges and odds, only depending on the inherent divinity. Swami Nikhileshwaranandaji Maharaj, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Badodra, delivered the Chairperson’s address on Swami Vivekananda – The Born Leader. After the lunch there was a question answer session where selected questions were answered by the reputed speakers. In the afternoon there was a vocal presentation by Sri Kripakarananda who sang a Bhajan on Shiva- The ideal of Swami Vivekananda. In the 4th session Swami Viswanath Bahuguna a young practicing lawyer of Dehradun spoke on human excellence where Prof. Himanshu Rai of IIM Lucknow spoke on Human Excellence and enlightened citizenship. He said as per Indian Constitution citizens have duties 11 to perform including compulsory education of the young person. Dr. Om Prakash Verma, Founder, Vivekananda Vidyapith Raipur delivered the Chairperson’s address on Swami Vivekananda’s way to attain human excellence.After the tea break and Evening Arati there was a colorful drama on Swami Vivekananda staged by Dr. Vikram Panchal and his team of nearly 30 artists from Ahmadabad.
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    Day-3

    The third day of the 3-day long Regional Youth Convention was consulate trendy at Ramakrishna Math, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow attended by more than 3500 youth from 7 Northern states viz. U.P., Uttarakhand, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himanchal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir.The programme started at 09:30 AM with lightly of U.P offering of flowers to the SwamiKripakarananda of Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, presented a Bhajan on Swami Vivekananda in his characteristic sanctification voice.Ms. Apurva Pandey, a 1st year M.Sc. student for Raibareily who gave a brief Introduction to the topic : Swami Vivekananda’s Ideas on Women Empowerment. Dr. Suchismita Sengupta pandey, Dy. Commission, Govt. of Uttarakhand, Dehradun highlighted the executed and other women disciples empowered by Swami Vivekananda himself.Swami Bodhasarananda, Asst. Secretary, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math delivered the Chairman’s address narrated Swami Vivekananda’s enlightened.After a tea break the Sixth Session started with a devotional song of Brahmachari Chandika Chaitanya, Sri Hriday Narayan of Varanasi recited a few poems highlighting the central message of Swami Vivekananda which is heaving self confidence. Prof. Kapil Kapoor former pro Vice Chancellor Jawahar Lal Nehru, New Delhi, spoke on “Swami Vivekananda – the Embodiment of Eternal India” and said in Chicago Parliamentary Religion, represented not himself but his country, Mother India, his religion, the Eternal religion of Hinduism and culture of India. The next speaker was Sri Narendra Kohli spoke on “Swami Vivekananda – The Soul of India” and the Chairman address is given by Swami Atmashraddhanandaji Maharaj, Ramakrishna Math, Chennai, on “Swami Vivekananda- The Confluence of Ancient and Modern India”.In the afternoon session there was a panel discussion with Secret of Success in Life with 05 successful personalities namely, Sri Varun Agarwal, Sri Sharad Babu, Ms Pooja Agarwal, Swami Sarvapriyanandaji Maharaj, Sri Anand Kumar all of whom said the secret of success in life with self-confidence and goal orientation. The panel discussion conducted by moderator Sri Shobhit Narayan. The Valedictory session was started at 04:00 PM, where lighting of the lamp by the His Excellancy Hon’ble Sri B.L. Joshi, Governor of U.P. Welcome Addressed by Swami Muktinathanandaji Maharaj, key note addressed by Swami Sarvabhutanandaji Maharaj on the topic “Significance of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda”. Then addressed by our Chief Guest His Excellency Hon’ble Sri B.L. Joshi Governor of U.P. and then addressed by Hon’ble Mayor, Lucknow, Dr. Dinesh Sharma. Vote of thanks given by Sri. R.K. Mittal, IAS, (retired), Lucknow with a closing song sung by Swami Kripakakranandaji Maharaj, Belur Math followed by a cultural programme by the renowned mono act player Sri Shekhar Sen, Mumbai.
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  • OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) workshop; 10th November 201313 Nov 2013

    A OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) workshop was held on 10th November 2013, in the Seminar Hall of First Floor of Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow. OCT is a non-contact, non-invasive imaging technique used to obtain high resolution cross-sectional images of the retina & the anterior segment. It is based on the principle of Interferometry & measures reflected light from tissue discontinuities. Since this topic has never been discussed in detail in any of the previous CMEs held in and around Lucknow, it shall serve as an eye opener for all the practicing Ophthalmologists around Lucknow.

    The machine has been installed at our institute last year & is being very successfully used to diagnose & monitor various eye diseases at a marginal cost covering both the eyes. Prof. Vinita Singh, Head. Dept. of Ophthalmology KGMU & renowned Strabismologist of National & International repute was the Chief Guest for the workshop. Prof. Madhu Bhadoria, the CMO of Sitapur Eye Hospital was the guest of honour as well as a faculty of the Workshop.

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  • First Live ENT Surgical Workshop, 27th October 201301 Nov 2013

    The First Live ENT Surgical Workshop using the latest Technical Advancement in the field of Otolaryngology was held at Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences (VPIMS), Lucknow on 27th October 2013.
    Dr. Deepak Singh, Visiting Consultant & Head, Department of ENT, VPIMS, Lucknow informed that the Institute has recently procured Arthro Care ENT Coblator II System the first of its kind in Lucknow and the First Coblation Workshop is being organized in the entire state of U.P. The Live surgery demonstration using Coblation Technology in tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, turbinate reduction by channeling and OSA Surgery techniques etc. was conducted by the Guest Faculty, Dr. Alok Agarwal, Senior Consultant, Sir Gangaram Hospital, New Delhi and Dr. Sriniwas Kishor Sistala, Consultant ENT & Sleep Apnoea Surgeon, Nova Speciality-Hyderabad.
    The Coblation technology causes minimal damage to the surrounding tissues, minimum bleeding and reduced post-operative pain and all in one wand (coblation, coagulation, irrigation and suction capacity) and is patient and surgeon friendly. Coblation is not heat driven process. As a result, surrounding healthy tissues are preserved which helps in fast and easy recovery.
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  • Sri Sri Durga Puja 201315 Oct 2013

    Sri Sri Durga Puja was celebrated by the Ramakrishna Math in its spacious campus at Nirala Nagar, Lucknow from Thursday 10th October till Monday, 14th October 2013. As in previous years, elaborate arrangements have been made to perform the celebration in a befitting manner in accordance with the holy traditions of the Ramakrishna order as per the scriptural injunctions.  A large number of devotees and visitors from far and near appeared in Puja in the Math campus during all the Puja days while arrangements have been made for offering of Pushpanjali followed by distribution of Sumptuous Prasad to all present on 11, 12 & 13 October 2013. The Principal attention of the function is focused on the worship of Devi Durga which was be performed in eight types of function as mentioned as (a) Pitcher (ghata) (b) Nine Plants (Nava Patrika) (c) Picture (Pata/chalchitra) (d) Clay Model (Pratima) (e) Scriptural book (Chandi: Devi Saptasati) (f) a five to Seven –year old Maiden (Kumari) (g) Sacrificial Fire (Havan) and (h) People at large (Virat).
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  • UP Knee Course: An Orthopaedic workshop at Vivekananda Hospital, Lucknow06 Oct 2013

    World class treatment of knee disorders is available in the state capital, assured experts at the UP Knee Course in association with Lucknow Orthopaedic Club under the aegis of UP Orthopaedic Association conducted a workshop at Vivekananda Hospital.As many as 200 orthopaedic surgeons along with 25 faculty members from various institutes were present on the occasion.Swami Mukhtinanthananda, secretary Vivekananda hospital stressed the need for quality world class treatment in Uttar Pradesh.

    S Bhan and Dr Sourav Shukla conducted live surgery of total knee replacement on a patient. Dr Shukla spoke about arrival of second generation portable navigation system in Lucknow and stressed necessity to provide economical care.Deliberating the issue of knee replacement, Bhan said, “At present there are a couple of knee replacement technologies in vogue. Research on different aspects of the technology is on, such as whether a person with osteoporosis would be able to sustain the replacement or is there any other solution to address the issue. Similarly, how the problem of joint replacement can be redressed effectively among senior citizens.”


    He stated further that owing to rapid advancements in the replacement techniques, the problems the doctors face every day is of young patients expecting medication to enable them to run after the period of the medication, while the older lot comes to them when their condition is already serious.

    Dr Prasoon Shamshery, the organising secretary, described the latest technique of knee ligament reconstruction and discussed the ultra-modern treatment for knee fractures.

    Dr Ashish Kumar described the various advances in sports medicines surgery and facilities available in Uttar Pradesh. Dr Shukla discussed the difficulty in treating disabling knee deformities, if it is too late. Treatment at such an advanced stage becomes expensive for patients. He added that patients need to be educated well and encouraged to prevent neglecting the problem till it is too late.

    Experts said in the last few years, there has been significant improvement in advent of world class treatment of knee disorders in Lucknow and people no longer have to travel to Delhi and Mumbai for treatment.
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  • Vivekananda Ratha24 Sep 2013

     

    In commemoration of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary (2013-2014) two magnificent fibber glass statues of Swami Vivekananda in standing and sitting postures mounted opposite to each other on a well decorated Truck - nick named as Vivekananda Ratha -- has been travelling six States of India in the following sequence : Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh. The Vivekananda Rahta has been fitted with very attractive LED lights and coloured bulbs as well as microphones and audio system playing inspiring speeches and songs on Swami Vivekananda -- thus making it more enchanting at night! The Vivekananda Ratha has been prepared at Hyderabad  and has been gifted by Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad for the benefit of the Northern States!
    Vivekananda Ratha started from Patna on 31st August and after covering the eastern districts of U.P. viz. Balia, Mou, Azamgarh, Gazipur, Varanasi, Chandouli, Sonebhadra, Mirzapur, Jaunpur & Allahabad reached Lucknow via Kanpur on the evening of 20th  September, 2013.
    On the morning of 21st September, the Ratha started from Ramakrishna Math, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow around 9 a.m. and reached Begum Hazrat Mahal Park via Saraswati Sishu Mandir at Nirala Nagar where the students & staff of the institution offered a warm welcome to Swamiji. Dr. Dinesh Sharma, Mayor of Lucknow garlanded the Statues of Swamiji and offered Arati together with Swami  Muktinathananda, Adhyaksha of Ramakrishna Math, Lucknow -- both whom inspired the large number of Youth with the life-giving messages of Swami Vivekananda. Sri Shivam Pal, a young student of class-V recited Swamiji’s Swadesh Mantra and Amrit Mantra which were repeated by the entire crowd with great applause. Around 11 a.m. Dr. Dinesh Sharma flagged off the Vivekananda Ratha which then travelled along the University Marg following a long procession of the youth carrying flags & banners beside chanting uplifting slogans of Swamiji while speeches and songs on Swami Vivekananda were played by the audio system of the Rath.
    The Vivekananda Ratha reached the Vivekananda Polyclinic and Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow around 12 Noon and was received by Dr. C.B. Agnihotri, Medical Superintendent of the hospital who offered flowers, garlands and Arati together with Swami Muktinathananda, and other monks and staff of the Institute. Photographs of Swamiji and sweets were distributed to all the present.
    Then the Ratha reached Vivekananda College & School of Nursing attached to the hospital where Ms. Chandini Tiagi, the principal of the Institute together with her staff and students greeted Swamiji with flowers, garlands, incense sticks etc. beside delivering short speeches. The Ratha then returned to Ramakrishna Math where  tiffin packets and Swamiji’s photos were distributed to all the youth participants.
    In the afternoon,  there was a short programme form 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the auditorium of Ramakrishna Math, Nirala Nagar organized by the youth participants of Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa where inspiring speeches, recitation, songs, dance etc. were presented  by the youth all of whom received refreshments and gifts at the end of the programme which was presided over by Swami Muktinathananda, Adhyaksha of Ramakrishna Math, Lucknow , as per the attached programme.
    The Ratha will leave for Hardoi on 22nd morning and will return to Lucknow on 26th evening via Shajahanpur & Sitapur, to be greeted likewise in different parts of the city before it proceeds to Raiberily and Amethi on the 27th September, 2013.
    Needless to add, the Ratha is leaving an indelible impression on the minds of all the persons  whomsoever is getting a chance to see it and participate in the associated programme. 

    In commemoration of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary (2013-2014) two magnificent fibre glass statues of Swami Vivekananda in standing and sitting postures mounted opposite to each other on a well decorated Truck - nick named as Vivekananda Ratha -- has been travelling six States of India in the following sequence : Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh. The Vivekananda Rahta has been fitted with very attractive LED lights and coloured bulbs as well as microphones and audio system playing inspiring speeches and songs on Swami Vivekananda -- thus making it more enchanting at night! The Vivekananda Ratha has been prepared at Hyderabad  and has been gifted by Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad for the benefit of the Northern States!

    Vivekananda Ratha started from Patna on 31st August and after covering the eastern districts of U.P. viz. Balia, Mou, Azamgarh, Gazipur, Varanasi, Chandouli, Sonebhadra, Mirzapur, Jaunpur & Allahabad reached Lucknow via Kanpur on the evening of 20th  September, 2013.

    On the morning of 21st September, the Ratha started from Ramakrishna Math, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow around 9 a.m. and reached Begum Hazrat Mahal Park via Saraswati Sishu Mandir at Nirala Nagar where the students & staff of the institution offered a warm welcome to Swamiji. Dr. Dinesh Sharma, Mayor of Lucknow garlanded the Statues of Swamiji and offered Arati together with Swami  Muktinathananda, Adhyaksha of Ramakrishna Math, Lucknow -- both whom inspired the large number of Youth with the life-giving messages of Swami Vivekananda. Sri Shivam Pal, a young student of class-V recited Swamiji’s Swadesh Mantra and Amrit Mantra which were repeated by the entire crowd with great applause. Around 11 a.m. Dr. Dinesh Sharma flagged off the Vivekananda Ratha which then travelled along the University Marg following a long procession of the youth carrying flags & banners beside chanting uplifting slogans of Swamiji while speeches and songs on Swami Vivekananda were played by the audio system of the Rath.

    The Vivekananda Ratha reached the Vivekananda Polyclinic and Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow around 12 Noon and was received by Dr. C.B. Agnihotri, Medical Superintendent of the hospital who offered flowers, garlands and Arati together with Swami Muktinathananda, and other monks and staff of the Institute. Photographs of Swamiji and sweets were distributed to all the present.

    Then the Ratha reached Vivekananda College & School of Nursing attached to the hospital where Ms. Chandini Tiagi, the principal of the Institute together with her staff and students greeted Swamiji with flowers, garlands, incense sticks etc. beside delivering short speeches. The Ratha then returned to Ramakrishna Math where  tiffin packets and Swamiji’s photos were distributed to all the youth participants.

    In the afternoon,  there was a short programme form 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the auditorium of Ramakrishna Math, Nirala Nagar organized by the youth participants of Gadadhar Abhyudaya Prakalpa where inspiring speeches, recitation, songs, dance etc. were presented  by the youth all of whom received refreshments and gifts at the end of the programme which was presided over by Swami Muktinathananda, Adhyaksha of Ramakrishna Math, Lucknow , as per the attached programme.

    The Ratha will leave for Hardoi on 22nd morning and will return to Lucknow on 26th evening via Shajahanpur & Sitapur, to be greeted likewise in different parts of the city before it proceeds to Raiberily and Amethi on the 27th September, 2013.

    Needless to add, the Ratha is leaving an indelible impression on the minds of all the persons  whomsoever is getting a chance to see it and participate in the associated programme. 

     

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  • Dr. Sorabh Sukla :Dil Ki Baat/Dainik Jagran Article...02 Aug 2013

    कोशिश यही कि हर मरीज के साथ न्याय कर सकूं
    Dr. Sorabh Sukla, Senior Consultant and Joint Replacement Surgeon,Vivekananda Polyclinic and Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow

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  • Flash Flood relief in Uttarakhand25 Jun 2013

     

    In the wake of the unprecedented devastation caused by cloud-burst and flash floods in a major portion of Uttarakhand, Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math has undertaken relief work in the affected areas through its Kankhal (Haridwar) centre. A relief camp has been established in Chamoli district at a place called Agastya Muni, about 25 kms from Rudra Prayag. Dry food packets (each packet containing a loaf of bread, rusk, puri, pickle, sweets, etc.), baby food and drinking water are being distributed among thousands of affected people. Moreover, primary medical relief is also being provided to the victims. The relief work will be further expanded depending upon the then pressing situation.  The relief operations are continuing and further reports are awaited.
    Those who wish to contribute to this noble cause may send their mite by cash or earmarked cheque/ draft in favour of “Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Lucknow” or by online through our website  www.rkml.org. Any amount will be thankfully received and acknowledged. Donations are exempted from payment of Income Tax under section 80G.

    In the wake of the unprecedented devastation caused by cloud-burst and flash floods in a major portion of Uttarakhand, Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math has undertaken relief work in the affected areas through its Kankhal (Haridwar) centre.

    A relief camp has been established in Chamoli district at a place called Agastya Muni, about 25 kms from Rudra Prayag. Dry food packets (each packet containing a loaf of bread, rusk, puri, pickle, sweets, etc.), baby food and drinking water are being distributed among thousands of affected people. Moreover, primary medical relief is also being provided to the victims. The relief work will be further expanded depending upon the then pressing situation.  The relief operations are continuing and further reports are awaited.

    Those who wish to contribute to this noble cause may send their mite by cash or earmarked cheque/ draft in favour of “Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Lucknow” or by online through our website  www.rkml.org. Any amount will be thankfully received and acknowledged. Donations are exempted from payment of Income Tax under section 80G.

     

  • Inauguration of Vivekananda Institute of Cardio Vascular Sciences, Lucknow27 May 2013

    On the auspicious occasion of  Buddha Purnima, Vivekananda Polyclinic and Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow has added yet another feather on its cap when its newly formed Vivekananda Institute of cardio Vascular Sciences was declared open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, 25th May 2013 by Dr. Bhabatosh Biswas, President, Indian Association of Cardio Vascular Thoracic Surgeons. After formal lamp lighting by Swami Muktinathananda, the head of the Institute amidst Vedic invocation by the monks of the Ramakrishna Mission, the great journey was initiated by way of performing cardiac surgeries completely free of charge for three young girls from in and around Lucknow  viz. Ranjana Pandey (17), Bindeswari Verma (20) and Kiran Vajpaye (20).  All the operated patients are doing well and are expected to go home soon to lead a normal life!
    Vivekananda Polyclinic and Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, a 350 bedded multispecialty hospital has already augmented its invasive Cardiac Wing with a full-fledged Cath Lab having facilities for Coronary and Peripheral Angiography,  Angioplasty and Permanent pacemaker Implantation.
    Swami Muktinathananda declared that in commemoration of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary; at least 10 free cardiac surgeries will be performed for deserving patients on first come first serve basis. In addition, this Institute is dedicated to provide cardiac surgery at affordable cost for common people. In order to ensure quality cardiac nursing care, arrangements are also being made to start Speciality Nursing Training Programme in this Institute.
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  • Workshop on Kangaroo Mother Care25 Apr 2013

    A two day workshop on Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) was  organized by the Department of Paediatrics & Neonatology of Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences (VPIMS) on 25th & 26th April 2013. The programme started with lighting of lamp amidst Vedic chanting by nursing students of the Institute. Swami Muktinathananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram & VPIMS, Lucknow, welcomed the faculty and the delegates. In his address he said that it is a rare occasion to have so many renowned experts in the field to impart training to the delegates. He also emphasized that KMC being a unique low cost method of care of low birth weight babies, can cater to large numbers of babies especially in a developing country like ours.The chief guest, Prof. P.K. Misra, Former Principal and Dean, HOD, Deptt. of  Paediatrics and Neonatology, KGMC, Lucknow, while inaugurating the workshop,  said that Lucknow is one of the pioneering cities where Kangaroo Mother Care was first introduced as early as in 2003.  A Souvenir on Kangaroo Mother Care was also released. Faculty consisted of Prof. Shashi Vani from Ahmedabad, Prof. Radha Ghildiyal and Prof. Sushma Malik from Mumbai and Dr. Suman Rao from Bengaluru. About 70 doctors and nursing staff from all over the city attended the workshop. Dr. S.S. Agarwal, Director, Academics and Research of the Institute while thanking the guest faculty stressed the need of such continuing updating of knowledge towards achieving professional excellence. While introducing the subject at the outset of the workshop Prof. Shashi Vani said that KMC has 3 components – skin to skin contact between the baby and the mother; exclusive breastfeeding; and early discharge from the hospital with regular follow-up. She emphasized that the concept of KMC is more applicable in our country and it has benefits for all concerned – baby, mother, hospital, family and the nation. KMC also has long term benefits for the baby – better neurodevelopment & improved intelligence. Prof. Ghildiyal discussed regarding how to monitor a baby while paractising KMC, how to express mother’s milk and feed the baby. Implementation of KMC in the community was also discussed by her.Prof Sushma Malik elaborated on the methods to prevent hypothermia in the baby. She said that regular gentle massage of the baby improves cutaneous circulation, maintains temperature plus improves bonding between the baby and the mother. Practicing KMC also helps in decreasing the perception of pain in the baby.Dr Suman Rao dealt with interventions to humanize the present newborn care, KMC being one of them. In her presentations she underlined the psychosocial benefits KMC has on baby, mother and the family. Delegates practiced how to give KMC at different skill stations and found the  workshop and the technical deliberations extremely informative as well as interactive.The workshop ended with the valedictory function and distribution of certificates and souvenirs to the delegates. Dr H.K. Pande, Senior Consultant, Pediatrics and Neonatology, Vivekananda Polyclinic and Institute of Medical Sciences, thanked the faculty and the delegates for their participation.

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    A two day workshop on Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) was  organized by the Department of Paediatrics & Neonatology of Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences (VPIMS) on 25th & 26th April 2013. The programme started with lighting of lamp amidst Vedic chanting by nursing students of the Institute. Swami Muktinathananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram & VPIMS, Lucknow, welcomed the faculty and the delegates. In his address he said that it is a rare occasion to have so many renowned experts in the field to impart training to the delegates. He also emphasized that KMC being a unique low cost method of care of low birth weight babies, can cater to large numbers of babies especially in a developing country like ours.

    The chief guest, Prof. P.K. Misra, Former Principal and Dean, HOD, Deptt. of  Paediatrics and Neonatology, KGMC, Lucknow, while inaugurating the workshop,  said that Lucknow is one of the pioneering cities where Kangaroo Mother Care was first introduced as early as in 2003.  A Souvenir on Kangaroo Mother Care was also released.

    Faculty consisted of Prof. Shashi Vani from Ahmedabad, Prof. Radha Ghildiyal and Prof. Sushma Malik from Mumbai and Dr. Suman Rao from Bengaluru. About 70 doctors and nursing staff from all over the city attended the workshop. Dr. S.S. Agarwal, Director, Academics and Research of the Institute while thanking the guest faculty stressed the need of such continuing updating of knowledge towards achieving professional excellence.

    While introducing the subject at the outset of the workshop Prof. Shashi Vani said that KMC has 3 components – skin to skin contact between the baby and the mother; exclusive breastfeeding; and early discharge from the hospital with regular follow-up. She emphasized that the concept of KMC is more applicable in our country and it has benefits for all concerned – baby, mother, hospital, family and the nation. KMC also has long term benefits for the baby – better neurodevelopment & improved intelligence.

    Prof. Ghildiyal discussed regarding how to monitor a baby while paractising KMC, how to express mother’s milk and feed the baby. Implementation of KMC in the community was also discussed by her.

    Prof Sushma Malik elaborated on the methods to prevent hypothermia in the baby. She said that regular gentle massage of the baby improves cutaneous circulation, maintains temperature plus improves bonding between the baby and the mother. Practicing KMC also helps in decreasing the perception of pain in the baby.

    Dr Suman Rao dealt with interventions to humanize the present newborn care, KMC being one of them. In her presentations she underlined the psychosocial benefits KMC has on baby, mother and the family. Delegates practiced how to give KMC at different skill stations and found the  workshop and the technical deliberations extremely informative as well as interactive.    

    The workshop ended with the valedictory function and distribution of certificates and souvenirs to the delegates. Dr H.K. Pande, Senior Consultant, Pediatrics and Neonatology, Vivekananda Polyclinic and Institute of Medical Sciences, thanked the faculty and the delegates for their participation.
  • Free Cardiac Camp on 07.04.2013 on occasion of World Health Day08 Apr 2013

    On the occasion of World Health Day, a Free Cardiac Camp was held on 07th April 8, 2013 under the leadership of Prof. (Dr.) Bhabatosh Biswas, RG Kar Medical College , Kolkatta and Vice President of National Board of Examinations, New Delhi.
    The details are as under:

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    Two cases of Mitral Stenosis have been shortlisted for Cardiac Surgery at VPIMS, Lucknow.

  • 44th Dedication Day Celebrations - 18th February 201318 Feb 2013

    Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow observed its 44th Dedication Day Anniversary on Monday, 18th February, 2013. Lighting of lamp amidst vedic innovation, opening song, welcome by Swami Muktinathananda, the secretary of the Hospital, presentation of the annual report highlighting newer and notable achievements and outreach of the Hospital by Dr. C.B. Agnihotri, the Medical Superintendent and distribution of prizes for various sport events participated by the doctors, nurses and staff as well as successful students were in the itinerary. Sri J.P. Sharma, IAS, Principal Secretary, Medical Excellence & Excise, Govt. of U.P. Lucknow was the Chief Guest of the function.
    Dedication day celebration inauguration 2013Offering memento to chief guest Sri J.P. Sharma, IAS, Principal Secretary, Medical Excellence & Excise, Govt. of U.P. LucknowField and Track events 10 February 2013Field and Track events 10 February 2013Presentation Field and Track events 10 February 2013Presentation Dedication day 18 February 2013

  • Annual CME (Continuing Medical Education) -16th February 201317 Feb 2013

    Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow celebrated its Annual CME (Continuing Medical Education) on 16th February 2013 in the Seminar Hall of the Institute attended by more than 100 distinguished doctors & Post Graduate Students. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Brigadier (Dr.) Manomoy Ganguly, Professor & Head, Deptt. of Oncho-surgery , Command Hospital, Lucknow who encouraged the doctors to excel in accordance with the teachings of Swami Vivekananda. Four eminent surgeons made power point presentation highlighting different aspects of highly advanced modern surgical trends covering the uses of Robots in urological surgeries; causes and treatment of that hair loss; metabolic & bariatric surgery for diabetes & obesity and indications & benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery in Children.  Every talk was followed by lively discussion over questions from the learned audience. At the end Prof. Dr. Sudarshan Yajnik, HOD, Medical Education Cell, VPIMS, presented the vote of thanks.


    CME 2013 Inauguration of CME 2013CME 2013

  • The Lamp Lighting Ceremony of the 8th batch of B.Sc. (Hons.) and 22nd batch of GNM Nursing students - 17th February 201317 Feb 2013

    The Lamp Lighting Ceremony of the 8th batch of B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing and 22nd batch of GNM Nursing students of Vivekananda College & School of Nursing was celebrated at Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow in the presence of a large number of distinguished people of the city including the parents of the students.  Dr. G. Josephine R. Littleflower, Nursing Adviser, Govt. of India and Member , Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi was the Chief Guest while Padmashree Dr. S.C. Rai, Ex- Mayor, Lucknow and President of the Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Lucknow presided over the function. Lighting of lamp amidst Vedic Chanting by the nursing students, welcome address by Swami Muktinathananda, Secretary of the Institute explaining the significance of the ceremony as part of our "Journey from darkness to light",   presentation of the Annual Report highlighting the academic and clinical achievements of the students and the encouraging presidential address by Padmashree Dr. S.C. Rai were highlights of the programme. The Students sonorously recited their vows in Sanskrit holding a lamp each in their hand in the presence of a decorated photo of Swami Vivekananda and a portrait of Florence Nightingale over-viewing the gathering.  A large number of attractive prizes in the form of cash awards & medals were presented along with certificates to the meritorious & professionally excellent students.

    Lamp Lighting & Capping CeremonyLamp Lighting & Capping CeremonyLamp Lighting & Capping Ceremony

  • Swami Vivekananda's 150th Birth Anniversary : 12th and 13th January 201314 Jan 2013

     

    Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birthday being celebrated throughout the world by way of various colorful events was done so too at Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Lucknow in collaboration with the Central as well as State Govt. of UP on 12th and 13th January 2013. A colorful procession flagged off by Dr. Dinesh Sharma, Mayor, Lucknow on 12th January from the Police line ground with various tableaus and Police Band terminated at Ramakrishna Math. A Youth programme was organized in collaboration with Youth Hostel Association of India where Dr. Vikram Singh, former DGP, Uttar Pradesh and presently the Vice Chancellor, Noida International University, the Chief Guest of the Function inspired the youth to follow the ideal of Swami Vivekananda and bring glory to themselves as well as to India their motherland.  Swami Muktinathananda stressed on the gist of Swamiji’s teachings - ‘Be and Make’ in his Presidential address. Books on Swami Vivekananda’s life and teachings was distributed.
    A State Level Seminar on Unity in Diversity in the ‘Mars Auditorium’, of Indira Gandhi Pratishthan, Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, where Swami Muktinathananda explained the significance of the memorable event as well as the theme of the Seminar on ‘Unity in Diversity’.  The Key note address was delivered by Dr. Vikram Singh.  Sri Abhishek Mishra, Minister of State, Govt. of U.P., the Guest of Honour, mesmerized the audience by his  fiery speech inspiring the youth in accordance with the message of Swami Vivekananda. Cultural programme of Rythm in Diversified Drums presented by Sri Durjay Bhowmik & Party from New Delhi & Jugalbandi of Veena & Sitar by Smt. Saraswati Rajagopalam & Saeed Zafar Khan. Almost 1000 persons who attended the programme from various parts of the State.  Swami Vivekanand’s Literature, photos etc. were distributed to all the participants.
    A seminar was held on 13 January, 2013. There were two sessions of 90 minutes each, dedicated to diffrent topics highlighting "Unity in Diversity" from various angles presented by a galaxy of renowned speakers of respective fields like Dr. Sanjay Palsule, IIT Roorkee, Sri Kunal Krishna, founder Anand Path, Lucknow and Sw. Samarpanananda,  Ramakrishna Mission University Belur Math, the renowned author of "Tia" published by Harper and Row etc. This was followed by a panel discussion on "Challanges before the Youth" by expert panelists like Sri Jayant Krishna, Regional Head TCS, Lucknow, Prof, Himanshu Rai, IIM Lucknow, Sri Deepak Sharma, Chief Cricket Coach Sports College Lucknow etc. The valedictory address was deliverd by Sri B.L. Joshi, Hon’ble Governor of U.P. while Dr. Dinesh Sharma, Mayor was present as the Guest of Honour. In the evening, there were cultures programmes of dances - Manipuri, Kathak, Khshatriya & Bharat Natayam and a drama on Swami Vivekananda presented by Blind Boys & Girls of National Association for the Blind, Lucknow Chapter which were highly appreciated by the audience.

    Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birthday being celebrated throughout the world by way of various colorful events was done so too at Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram, Lucknow in collaboration with the Central as well as State Govt. of UP on 12th and 13th January 2013. A colorful procession flagged off by Dr. Dinesh Sharma, Mayor, Lucknow on 12th January from the Police line ground with various tableaus and Police Band terminated at Ramakrishna Math. A Youth programme was organized in collaboration with Youth Hostel Association of India where Dr. Vikram Singh, former DGP, Uttar Pradesh and presently the Vice Chancellor, Noida International University, the Chief Guest of the Function inspired the youth to follow the ideal of Swami Vivekananda and bring glory to themselves as well as to India their motherland.  Swami Muktinathananda stressed on the gist of Swamiji’s teachings - ‘Be and Make’ in his Presidential address. Books on Swami Vivekananda’s life and teachings was distributed.
    A State Level Seminar on Unity in Diversity in the ‘Mars Auditorium’, of Indira Gandhi Pratishthan, Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, where Swami Muktinathananda explained the significance of the memorable event as well as the theme of the Seminar on ‘Unity in Diversity’.  The Key note address was delivered by Dr. Vikram Singh.  Sri Abhishek Mishra, Minister of State, Govt. of U.P., the Guest of Honour, mesmerized the audience by his  fiery speech inspiring the youth in accordance with the message of Swami Vivekananda. Cultural programme of Rythm in Diversified Drums presented by Sri Durjay Bhowmik & Party from New Delhi & Jugalbandi of Veena & Sitar by Smt. Saraswati Rajagopalam & Saeed Zafar Khan. Almost 1000 persons who attended the programme from various parts of the State.  Swami Vivekanand’s Literature, photos etc. were distributed to all the participants.
    A seminar was held on 13 January, 2013. There were two sessions of 90 minutes each, dedicated to diffrent topics highlighting "Unity in Diversity" from various angles presented by a galaxy of renowned speakers of respective fields like Dr. Sanjay Palsule, IIT Roorkee, Sri Kunal Krishna, founder Anand Path, Lucknow and Sw. Samarpanananda,  Ramakrishna Mission University Belur Math, the renowned author of "Tia" published by Harper and Row etc. This was followed by a panel discussion on "Challanges before the Youth" by expert panelists like Sri Jayant Krishna, Regional Head TCS, Lucknow, Prof, Himanshu Rai, IIM Lucknow, Sri Deepak Sharma, Chief Cricket Coach Sports College Lucknow etc. The valedictory address was deliverd by Sri B.L. Joshi, Hon’ble Governor of U.P. while Dr. Dinesh Sharma, Mayor was present as the Guest of Honour. In the evening, there were cultures programmes of dances - Manipuri, Kathak, Khshatriya & Bharat Natayam and a drama on Swami Vivekananda presented by Blind Boys & Girls of National Association for the Blind, Lucknow Chapter which were highly appreciated by the audience.

     

    Progression on Swami ji 150th birthday Unity in Diversity Programm  Cultural Program

  • Goodwill Meet - 1st January 201309 Jan 2013

    Goodwill MeetThe Kalpataru Celebration and an Interfaith Goodwill Meet were celebrated on the 1st Day of the New Year in a befitting manner at the spacious marble temple and Auditorium of the Ramakrishna Math, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow. Kalpataru Utsav which has assumed a global dimension by now dates back to its origin on 1st January 1886 when Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa became like the Wish Fulfilling Tree (Kalpataru) by granting to all the persons present around him whatever boons they prayed for at Kashipur Garden House in Kolkata.  The anniversary of the solemn function was observed at Ramakrishna Math by way of silent prayer, meditation, devotional songs and reading from the scripture in the presence of a large number of devotees.

                Subsequently, an Inter-faith Goodwill Meet was organized at Ramakrishna Math, in collaboration with Kabir Peace Mission, Lucknow.  The programme started at 6:30 p.m. by way of lighting of lamp by the representatives of different faiths amidst Vedic Chanting by the Monastic Brothers of Ramakrishna Order. The key note address of the conference was delivered by Nawab Jafar Mir Abudullah, the descendant of Nawab Asifdaulla.  This was followed by goodwill messages from the representatives of various faiths.

  • Holy Mother's 160th Birth Anniversary : 4th January 2013 - Friday09 Jan 2013

    Holy Mother's 160th Birth Anniversary has been celebrated on Friday, 4th January 2013 at Ramakrishna Math.There was a Public Meeting at 6:45 P.M. on 'Sri Ma Sarada Devi - The Mother of the devotees' by Sri Gopabandhu Pattanaik, IAS, Vice Chancellor, Lucknow University which was followed by Devotional Songs and Distribution of Prasad.
    Sri Gopabandhu Pattanaik address public meetingMaa Sarda

  • “Smile Train” Bus Launch Ceremony04 Sep 2012

    The Department of Plastic, Craniofacial & Micro Surgery, Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow launched “Smile Train” Bus in a Ceremony held at Seminar Hall of Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow. The “Smile Train” Bus was launched today by Hon’ble Prof. Abhishek Mishra, Minister of Protocol, UP Government in presence of Mr Satish Kalra, Chief Programme Officer - Smile Train USA, Swami Muktinathananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Ms Mamtaa Carrol, Manager Programs – Smile Train USA, Dr Vaibhav Khanna, Project Director - Smile Train and Mrs Renu Singh, Director, Lucknow Zoological Garden and all project members were also present.

    The bus was flagged off from the foyer of VPIMS by the honourable minister, the bus carried children with cleft to Lucknow zoo where Mrs Renu Singh received them. The Smile Train project at VPIMS adopted a chimpanzee for a year in the presence of Swami Muktinathanandaji and Mr Satish Kalra.
     Chimp Adoption at LKO zoo

  • Inauguration of 16-Slice CT Scan Machine28 May 2012

    16-Slice CT ScanVPIMS, Lucknow, in its constant endeavor to improve patients' services, has installed a 16-slice CT scan machine. This state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging tool that offers improved quality of CT investigation was inaugurated by Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj (Member, Governing Body of Ramakrishna Mission and Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Math, Chennai) on 28th May 2012.  Swami Shivamayanandaji Maharaj (Member, Governing Body of Ramakrishna Mission and Convener, All India Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Bhava Prachar Committee) was also present as a special guest at the inaugural ceremony. Swami Muktinathananda, the Secretary of VPIMS said that with the installation of the new 16 Slice CT Scan Machine the level of patient care will achieve great improvement and enable the hospital to provide better service to God in the form of ailing humanity.

  • Inauguration of Speech Therapy Unit28 May 2012


    Speech Therapy Unit
    A well-equipped Speech Therapy Unit associated with Deptt. of Plastic, Craniofacial and Micro Surgery under the guidance of Smile Train Project was Inaugurated on 28th May 2012 by Swami Muktinathananda, Secretary of the Institute.  On this occasion, he said that this Speech Therapy Unit will go a long way in providing relief to the people with speech deficiency and ensure optimum speech outcome Ms. Priti Kapoor, M, Sc, (Speech & Hearing), associated with the department for the past one year, has been providing comprehensive speech rehabilitation to Cleft Lip and Palate children and she explained the functioning of the Speech Therapy Unit.  All concerned  Consultants and Staff members were present on the occasion.

  • Inauguration of Cardiac O.T.19 Apr 2012

    New Cardiac OTAn ultramodern Cardiac O.T. at Vivekananda Polyclinic & Institute of Medical Sciences (VPIMS), Lucknow was inaugurated by Sri Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Hon'ble Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India on 19th April 2012. The newly built Cardiac O.T. complex comprises of 5 bedded Cardiac Surgery ITU (Intensive Therapeutic Unit) and an ultramodern Operation Theatre equipped with Heart Lung Machine, LED O.T. Lights, Monitor, Ventilators and other necessary Gadgets and associated infrastructure. The Cardiac Surgery ITU beside its already running Cath lab where routine Coronary and Peripheral angiography, angioplasty, as well as temporary & permanent Pacemaker implantations are being conducted since the last 5 years.