The fifth day (10th Feb) of Vivekananda Navaratri Celebration 2019 started at 5 pm with prayer.
Visually Challenged Students from ‘Gnanadharshan Seva Foundation for the disabled’, Chennai rendered a devotional music performance. They sang song beautifully on Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi, Swamiji.
They were honored with mementos. Students received blessings from Most revered Swami Gautamananda ji Maharaj.
Swami Mahamedhananda, editor, The Vedanta Kesari delivered a short speech on “Man making”. He recalled Swamiji’s famous saying; “They alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive.” Maharaj stressed on the point”Live for others” that means contribution. We must grow inward i.e go beyond our body, mind, and ego which limits ourself become selfless; and expand outward i.e feel for others.
Pratus Balan gave a devotional music performance.
There was a dance program – “Nattiya Mela” performed by Students of Dr.Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Korattur. They were duly honored with the presentation and mementos.
The last and the special item of the day was a special musical concert: ‘Sthree Vaadhya’ performed by five popular women artists with five different musical instruments (keyboard, violin, ghatam, mridangam, and drum). Each of them played very well and the audience was enthralled by the performance. Troop was duly honored with mementos.
With the vote of thanks, prayers and distribution of Prasad the function concluded by 8.40 pm.