Ramkrishna Mission begins centennial celebrations

BSS . Dhaka | Update:

Ramkrishna_MissionDhaka Ramkrishna Math and Mission is set to celebrate 100 years of establishment of religious and philanthropic organisation with eight-day programmes beginning Sunday.

Chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha is scheduled to inaugurate the centenannial celebration programme at 6.30pm.

Principal monk of the Ramkrishna Math and Mission (RKM) Swami Dhrubeshananda, general secretary of Belur Math Swami Suhitanandaji, vice president Swami Bagishanandaji, manager Swami Girishanandaji, trustee Tathaybidanandaji and Indian high commissioner in Dhaka Harshabardhan Shringla will present the inaugural progarmme as special guests.

On the occasion, a 'Youth Conference' will be held on 20 March, 'Mothers' Conference' on 21 March and an 'Interfaith Conference' on 26 March.

A 'Sampriti Shovajatra' (procession of harmony) will be brought out in the city on 24 March on the occasion.

Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation Sayeed Khokan will present in the Youth Conference as the chief guest while Jharnadhara Chowdhury, a celebrated social worker and secretary of Ghandhi Asram, will present as chief guest in the 'Mothers' Conference.

The 'Interfaith Conference' will be attended by home minister Asaduzaman Khan Kamal as the chief guest and trustee of Ramkrishna Math and Mission Swami Tatwabidananda, inspector general of oolice M Shahidul Haq, Vatican ambassador in Dhaka Archbishop George Kocheri, Sri Lankan envoy to Bangladesh Joshoja Gunasakera, Nepalese envoy Dhan Bahadur Oli, noted Islamist cleric Moulana Fariduddin Masoud and leaders of different religious communities will present as speakers.

Agriculture minister Begum Matia Chowdhury will attend the programme on 21 March as the chief guest while commerce minister Tofail Ahmed will be the chief guest on 22 March.

Vice president of RKM Belur Math Swami Bagishananda will present as the chief guest in the harmony rally on 24 March and celebrated monks from different Ram Krishna temples from home and abroad will join the celebration while popular singers from Bangladesh and India will deliver their performance in the cultural programmes.

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