A four-day programme from March 1 will mark the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, as well as the inauguration of Srimate Sharada Devi Vishwa Bhavaikya Mandir here.

It would include youth conventions, cultural programmes and religious discourses.

Matha Tejomayee, head of the Sri Matha Ashrama here, told presspersons on Monday that a convention of girls would be held as part of the programme, to create awareness among students about the teachings of Swami Vivekananda.

Objective

She said that the overall objective of the event was to not only create awareness about the teachings of Swami Vivekanand but also to facilitate overall personality development especially of youths.

The event aimed to facilitate personality development, while encouraging the youth, especially girls, to become economically independent.

The Vishwa Bhaivaikya Mandir and Vivek Chintana Bhavan built by the ashram over 22 guntas at Dollars Colony here would be inaugurated.

Participation

Religious heads and leaders from across the State, including the Chief Minister, were expected to participate in the four-day programme, she said here on Monday.

Prabha Doddawadmath, a coordinator for the event, said here on Monday that already the ashram was conducting yoga classes and personality development classes for the girl students at various colleges and once the formal inauguration of the new buildings was over, some more programmes targeting the girl student would be conducted.

Coordinators S.B. Shetty and S.T. Akki gave details about the programmes being conducted by the ashram.

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