This is a thank you note to the Volunteers and the participants at the celebration of the birth anniversary of Shri Ramakrishna which was held on 9th. March,2013.
On behalf of the Vedanta Society of Calgary,we like to express our profound gratitude to Revered Swami Kripamayanandaji for accepting our invitation to come to Calgary from Toronto, in winter month and conducting the whole program .
The program began with the Invocation by the children ,who were taught the Vedic chanting by Anirban Bosu. These children also sang the devotional Bengali song “Haate Haate Taali Diye Balo Ramakrishna Nam…”, as soon as Revered Swamiji began to worship.
Thanks to Sharmila Mazumdar for teaching this song to the children in a very short time. All the children stayed quietly and watched the two hours program . Thanks to their mothers for their well behaved children .
Recently , an young couple Vivek and Sheetal Trivedi joined to our society [ welcome to Calgary] and Sheetal sang a devotional song . She had an excellent voice . Vivek ,Sheetal,Dip Das and Dharshini Paramanathan read on Thakur,Holy Mother and Swami Vivekananda at various time slot during the program.
Sharmila Mazumdar not only sang a few devotional songs but also sang with Kreena,Isha&Aparajita. Thanks to all these young singers for their performance.
Thanks to Mrs. Mukta Pal to sing a devotional song at this program.
Revered Swami Kripamayanandaji gave an inspiring talk on “How today’s parents can apply the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna,Holy Mother and Swami Vivekananda in their own lives to influence the next generation “.Swamiji also conducted Meditation and concluded the program by Pushpanjali .
Thanks to Chhanda Ghose for offering an eggless cake to Thjakur.
At 1PM , vegetarian food was distributed to over one hundred participants.Thanks to Rupak Datta and his sisters for serving the lunch.Thanks to Sathi Datta for cooking the lunch meal.
On behalf of the Vedanta Society of Calgary ,I would like to thank Mrs. Gargi Nag for donating this delicious lunch to so many people.
N.B. Would you believe that we got [ auspicious number] $108.00 in the donation plate & Swamiji did not wish to take this ‘dakshina’,instead donated to the society.
Finally , a very special thanks goes to Dharshini Paramanathan who maintained the Vedanta center clean and tidy.