RKMS Narrotam Nagar celebrates it Golden Jubilee; Deputy CM Chowna Mein unveils a 12 feet statue of Lord Buddha and inaugurates various other developmental activities.
Narottam Nagar, Arunachal Pradesh, January 23 (The Space): Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Monday unveiled a Buddha Statue and inaugurated various developmental activities at Ramakrishna Mission School, Narottam Nagar in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh at the schools’s second phase of its Golden Jubilee Celebration.
The school also observed the 125th anniversary of the foundation of its headquarters Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission on the Birthday of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
Apart from the chief guest, Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein, Chief Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh, Dharmendra, Minister of PHE & WS, DoTCL , Wangki Lowang, Principal Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Kaling Tayeng, MLAs Wanglian Lowangdong, Wanglam Sawin, and Chakat Aboh, Chief Engineer ( High Way) of Arunachal Pradesh Sumnyak Sumnyan (Retd), Commandant, 6th Assam Rifles graced the occasion.
The occasion was also graced by Swami Suviranandaji, General Secretary, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission that added a feather in the cap.
At the event, Deputy CM Chowna Mein along with the other dignitaries unveiled a 12 feet statue of Lord Buddha seated on a 12 feet pedestal, a plaque naming the new road, “Vivekananda Marg”, laid the foundation stone of a Conventional Hall at the school premises and also attended and distributed prizes at the Annual Prize Giving Ceremony of the school.
The construction of the Convention hall had been proposed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu during the first phase of the celebration held on May 2022.
In the public meeting of a gathering of 3000 people including monks from different parts of North East India and Bhantes from Assam & Arunachal Pradesh along with the local populace and institution inmates, Swami Achyuteshananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission, Narottam Nagar, welcomed and thanked all the dignitaries for accepting his request and for their presence at Tirap while the Principal of the school, Swami Jneyananda, briefed the activities of the year 2021–22.
Speaking at the event, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein in his speech elaborated the humanising power of Buddha, and how he came up with the concept of Sangha first. He put forward his insight on Swamiji and Buddha and mentioned the identical approaches to mankind that both these great masters shared. Swamiji favoured Buddha's love and compassion for the humanity.
The DCM further congratulated Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission for completing a golden run of 125 years and praised its perpetual effort to peddle love to millions and serve the humanity.
He recalled his memories of an infant Arunachal Pradesh and how Arunachal Pradesh and Ramakrishna Mission struggled so hard on their way and successfully made their presence felt.
Furthermore, the DCM talks about the importance of discipline and reading in one’s life and also brings everyone’s attention on the existence of a unity in our nation despite having diverse cultures and communities. In this context, the DCM urges the people of the state and especially the young generation to know the rich history and culture of the Arunachal Pradesh.
Mein further put forward the idea of considering Narottam Nagar and Namsai serving as a tourist destination. He proposed the concept of cultural integration and brought to the notice the connectivity which is needed between Narottam Nagar and the rest of Arunachal.
He says the connectivity between the two can be achieved through cultural integration.
The other dignitaries also shared their viewpoints and praised Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission in general and Ramakrishna Mission Narottam Nagar in particular for their contribution to the society.
Revered Swami Suvirananda, on the other hand, who presided over the gathering thanked everyone for their precious presence, talked about the 'yagna' which Ramakrishna Math and Mission performs all over the world, every second through its works for the betterment of everyone and wished a very bright future to Ramakrishna Mission Narottam Nagar.
He talked about the immense influence that Vivekananda has on the west, how the spirit of nationalism and service to the nation has been channelized into Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose through the writings of Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Mission.
Further, in his speech, he reminisced about the experiences of his long two decades of service at Ramakrishna Mission, Aalo. And he presented before the audience Swamij’s view of a progressive India and how India should be premised upon the upliftment and development of each section of the society.
The vote of thanks was presented by Chief Engineer (Highway) Sumnyan.
A plantation drive was also held during the celebration where the Deputy Chief Minister and others have planted saplings of Banyan and Peepal trees at the school premises.
The event turned out to be a successful one with each everyone’s cooperation and assistance till the end and especially with the cooperation of the district administration under the able guidance Hento Karga, DC, Tirap and execution by Vishakha Yadav, ADC, Deomali, Shri Kardak Riba, SP, Tirap who made the function memorable to all sections of the society.
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