On 8th November 2022, an interactive workshop was conducted on Life Skills/Value Education/Personality Enhancement for 45 students from 1st-Year B.Sc (Data Science) accompanied by a faculty from MOP Vaishnav College for Women-Nungambakkam, Chennai. The interactive workshop was conducted in Vivekananda Cultural Centre (VCC), Vivekanandar Illam Campus, Kamarajar Salai (Old Marina Beach Road), Triplicane-Chennai.
The first session was conducted by Dr. Krishnaveni Hariram, who blended the teachings of Swami Vivekananda with the Ancient Tamil verse ‘Thirukkural’ and presented it in the modern context to eager youth through simple and relatable anecdotes.
This was followed by Guided Meditation by Swami Raghunayakananda ji, Director of VCC, who also led the second interactive session of ‘A Journey from Self-Centred to Nation-Centred Life.’
At the end, all participants were taken on a guided tour of the ‘Experience Vivekananda’ Museum, where they saw an ancient Indian heritage gallery, the history of Ice House and Swami Vivekananda galleries-childhood and youth, 3-D show depicting the famous Chicago speech, culminating in a 1-minute silent meditation in the room where Swami Vivekananda had stayed for nine days from 6th to 9th February (circa1897)!