Mahashobhayatra and 20 Shobhayatras in the district
The 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda that will begin on Saturday will be marked by a Mahashobhayatra and around 20 Shobhayatras in Kozhikode district.
Chairman of the celebration committee Prabhakaran Paleri will inaugurate the Mahashobhayatra in Kozhikode city at 4 p.m. on Saturday on the Sreekanteshwara temple premises. Shobhayatras that begin from Arayidathupalam, Nadakkavu, and Thiruvani temple and Tali temple will converge with the Mahashobhayatra at various points in the city and will conclude on the Muthalakkulam ground by 6 p.m.
Head of Adwaithashram in Kolathur Swami Chidanandapuri will speak on the occasion. Children dressed as Swami Vivekananda and tableaux on various incidents from his life will be part of the Mahashobhayatra.
Besides Kozhikode city, Shobhayatras will be held at Eramala, Vadakara, Puthuppanam, Nadapuram, Kuttiyadi, Perambra, Koyilandy, Chengottukavu, Thikkodi, Peruvayal, Kuttikkattor, Kundamangalam, Narikkuni, Ullyeri, Atholi, Unnikulam, Thamarasseri, Puthuppadi, Balusseri, and Mukkom.
The birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda is being organised all over the nation for one year from January 12 under the aegis of Swami Vivekananda Sardhasathi Celebration Committee headed by Matha Amrithanandamayi and by Swami Vivekananda 150th birth anniversary celebration committee headed by writer C. Radhakrishnan in Kerala.
The year-long celebrations intend to take the message of Swami Vivekananda to 12 lakh households in the nation.
Besides Shobhayatras, there will be mass Suryanamaskaram, discussion meetings, mass run, and various conferences over the year, Mr. Paleri told presspersons here on Friday.
General secretary of the committee P. Balakrishnan was present at the press meet.