The highly anticipated prize distribution ceremony of the 49th Annual Cultural Competition was successfully held on 5th August 2023 (Saturday) at 3.00 PM at the prestigious venue, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Quinton Road, Shillong. The event witnessed an enthusiastic participation from students belonging to various institutes in and around the city of Shillong.
During the ceremony 246 winners from various competition categories for the nursery to college level were awarded their well-deserved prizes, certificates, and accolades.
Chief Guest: The esteemed Chief Guest for the occasion was Smti Rosetta Mary Kurbah, IAS, the Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills, Shillong graced the event with her encouraging words, congratulated the prize winners and appreciated the efforts put in by the Ramakrishna Mission in organizing the competition and urged the parents to take care of the health of their children especially until five years of age.
Guests of Honour: Dr. Sabita Sen, the Principal of Shillong Commerce College, graced the event the Guest of Honour. She encouraged prize winners, especially from the secondary schools to hone their skills. She thanked Ramakrishna Mission for the services offered to the society.
Inauguration of Two New Websites: The occasion was also marked by the inauguration of two new websites, namely https://www.rkmshillong.org/ and https://vcc.rkmshillong.org/. These websites are expected to provide valuable information and updates about the mission and Vivekananda cultural centre’s activities.
Earlier, Swami Divyaswarupananda Maharaj, the Assistant Secretary of Ramakrishna Mission, Shillong, warmly welcomed everyone to the event and Vairagya Chaitanya Maharaj proposed the Vote of Thanks.
The 49th Annual Cultural Competition was a remarkable celebration of talent, creativity, and unity. The Ramakrishna Mission, Shillong, once again demonstrated its commitment to providing a platform for budding talents to shine and preserving the rich cultural heritage of the region. The event left a lasting impact on all attendees and participants, inspiring them to keep nurturing their talents and contributing to the enrichment of the cultural landscape in and around Shillong.
portraying the culture and spirituality of Meghalaya in a universal context through art, poetry, literature and humour.