Join the Vivekananda Youth Forum: Discover the Power Within
"My Faith is in the Younger Generation, the Modern Generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like Lions." – Swami Vivekananda
A nation's future is shaped by the thoughts and actions of its youth. Embrace the ideals of Swami Vivekananda, the esteemed national youth icon of India, and be part of the transformation. Welcome to the Ramkrishna Mission Vivekananda Youth Forum Shillong, where the essence of Swami Vivekananda's teachings guides our path.
Our Journey: From Library to Youth Forum
In 1997, the Brahmananda Library at Vivekananda Cultural Center Shillong was established with the dedication of numerous volunteers. But their passion did not wane after its completion. Instead, they decided to form a study circle, focusing on Swami Vivekananda's works and other profound literature. Under the mentorship of Swami Achyuteshanandaji Maharaj (Girja Maharaj), the Vivekananda Youth Forum was born in 2002 with 25 enthusiastic members. The forum divided into two groups - the core and the general group. The core members delved into scriptural texts and discussions, while the general group actively participated, often transitioning into the core group. Following Swami Vivekananda's spirit of Karma-Yoga, unselfish work and service became integral motives for the forum. The members would often go for outdoor forums to visit other Math centres or to important pilgrim places in and around the state. The forum would occasionally be attended by Maharajs or experienced guests in other fields and hold good discussions with the members.
Empowering the Youth: A Platform for Growth
Vivekananda Youth Forum serves as a platform for young minds to understand the essence of work and its profound secrets. Over time, the forum hosted esteemed monks, granting members unique opportunities to learn and collaborate. At present, the forum stands strong with 25 committed members and numerous eager newcomers. If you're 16 years or above, join us on Sundays from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm for guided meditation, Vedic chanting, group discussions, and future forecasts. After a month of active participation, registration awaits you.
Service with a Purpose: Embodying Eternal Values
At Vivekananda Youth Forum, we believe in putting duty above all else. Inspired by Swami Vivekananda's wisdom, we work selflessly, ensuring smooth execution of events like Cultural Competitions, Durga Puja, and various other occasions throughout the year. For us, the true joy lies in service, driven by love and devoid of selfish motives. Vivekananda Youth Forum inspires youth to mould their life based on the eternal values.
Discover Your True Potential: Our Schedule
Days: Every Sunday
Timings: 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Age: Above 15 years
Gender: Open to all
Life and Works of Swami Vivekananda
Life and Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi
"Duty is seldom sweet. It is only when love greases its wheels that it runs smoothly; it is a continuous friction otherwise."
"He works best who works without any motive, neither for money, nor for fame, nor for anything else; and when a man can do that, he will be a Buddha." - Swami Vivekananda
Idealising Swamiji's words, the first priority of the Youth Forum members is to work and work means to perform duties effectively leaving the thoughts of something in return. The members make tremendous effort to complete the required tasks.
Unleash your potential, embrace selfless service, and be a part of the Vivekananda Youth Forum. Together, let's build a brighter future, guided by eternal values. Join us this Sunday and begin your transformative journey!
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