VISION 2020 PROGRAMS

'For whatever is created is first created in the mind'

It is expected that India will be a super power by 2020. It will, however, be a 'young' superpower, given that close to 41% of the country's population is less than 18 years1 of age. Children, therefore, are not just our future. They are very much our present. Defining and shaping our country’s socio-cultural and economic fabric, they represent the latent potential that could catapult India into new paradigms of progress and development.

Under the guidance of Swamiji, our Vision 2020 Empowerment initiative aims to nourish and cultivate this potential through workshops that help youth address some of their most pressing concerns. These workshops are designed to nurture their psychological wellbeing and improve their capacity, so that they become balanced, well-rounded individuals that can take on the responsibility of building a superpower.

Birla Sunlife Asset Management under the leadership of Mr. K. S. Rao has given a corporate sanction to take this vision forward to hundreds schools covering four districts of Karnataka namely - Udupi, Chikmagalur, Hassan and Belary. Our special thanks to Birla Sunlife Asset Management for their corporate social responsibility initiative in educating the needy with a powerful vision.

Thanks to the excellent efforts of our Chapters, we reached out to more youth this July through our Vision 2020 Empowerment workshops. They were conducted across 2 states and 3 districts, namely, Hassan and Udupi in Karnataka and Hyderbad in Andhra Pradesh.

In Udupi District, our workshops were conducted by our Seminar Leader Mr. K. Gururaj at:

Shri VidyeshaVidyamanya National English Medium School,Barkuru
National Pre-University College,Barkuru
Parkala High School, Parkala
VKR Acharya Memorial English Medium High School, Kundapura
Govt High School, Kavadi

Some of the ideas they explored included: "getting what you like and liking what you get" and "economy of effort" in Udupi District.

Stories, anecdotes and games make the workshops interactive and effective. In Hassan, our workshops were conducted by Mr. Jitender V Joshi.

We reached out to the following schools in the district:

M Krishna Pre-University College, Hassan
Shri Channakeshavaswami Girls High School, K R Puram, Hassan
United High School, Hassan
Shri Aravind High School, Kuvempu Nagar, Hassan
C K S English School, Hassan
C K S English Medium High School, Hassan

The workshop in Hyderabad reached out to nearly 50 students at the Sharat Junior College, Nallakunta, Hyderabad, thanks to the efforts of Mr. Subramaniam and Ms. Subhashini. The workshop was such a success, that an overwhelming majority of the students expressed their wish to have similar programs conducted on a regular basis.

Ms. Asmita Gokhale conducted a session in Mulund at Mumbai for 54 participants. Congratulations for the maiden Vision 2020 program.


 
 
 
 
 

Visit by Swamiji to Ramakrishna Mission

Swamiji, Local chapter head of Ramakrishna Mutt welcomed our Swamiji and shared his insights and the valuable contribution Swami Sukhabodhanandaji is making to the large audience particularly, youth on the similar lines like Swami Vivekananda.

Swamiji of Ramakrishna Mutt emphasised that Swami Sukhabodhanandaji is making great strides in propagating the message of Hinduism in a new found language, appeal and enthusiasm & congratulated him for his good work in many words straight from his heart. He blessed the group accompanied Swamiji.

 
 
PUBLICATIONS :

PERSONAL EXCELLENCE THROUGH BHAGAVAD GITA - 25th & 26th July, 2014 at Lucknow

Lucknow Chapter under the leadership of Dr. Chandra organised the maiden Gita talks of Swamiji and CMS Auditorium, Gomtinagar. The ultra modern hall was obtained at free of cost due to sincere efforts put in by Dr. Chandra.

Dr. Chandra and her team established door-to-door campaigning and all publicity for the event. Swamiji unfolded the verses of Bhagavad Gita related to modern living to august gathering which consisted eminent personalities of Lucknow, judicial fraternity, academicians etc,.

OH, MIND RELAX PLEASE – one day workshop at Lucknow on 27th July, 2014

The maiden Oh, Mind Relax Please, one day workshop by Poojya Swamiji was another highlight of the visit. Participants from all walks of life took part in the program. Meditation and interactive sessions were the key takeaways of the event.

Dr. Chandra and her team established door-to-door campaigning and all publicity for the event. Swamiji unfolded the verses of Bhagavad Gita related to modern living to august gathering which consisted eminent personalities of Lucknow, judicial fraternity, academicians etc,.

SATSANGS

Satsangs took place in Bangalore, Hyderbad, Baroda and Mumbai during the month.

Workshops

PT Mumbai Springs

Our PT Mumbai Springs chapter organized workshops on 13th July that showcased two very interesting speakers: Dr. Devang Shah, Director at Human Calculators, and Mr. Sriram Athri.

The 'Math & Memory' section by Dr. Shah was designed to open up new areas of the mind. Rooted in a vision of transformative education, Dr. Shah and his team conduct courses on 'Human Calculators', 'Human Computers' and 'Genius Parenting' for those 'committed to bringing reformative changes in their lives'.

The talk, 'Mind Matters' by Mr. Athri, highlighted the power of the mind, using humour and anecdotes to illustrate his points.

 
 

GURU PURNIMA CELEBRATIONS

A guru, the one who removes the darkness of our ignorance, is considered to be one of the greatest influences in a person’s life. Traditionally, we have paid respect to our gurus on Guru Purnima, which falls on full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashadh. This year, we celebrated the festival on the 12th of July, through dance, meditation and Swamiji’s unfoldment on the significance of Guru Purnima.

At Bangalore, a dance show marked one of the highlights of the evening. The Bharatanatyam performed by Ms. Aishwarya, grand-daughter of Mrs. Chaya Sitaram who has been one of the oldest student of Swamiji.

Swami Sukhabodhananda addressed the congegration at Nirguna Mandir, on the auspicious day.

Scores had gathered to pay their respects to Swamiji.

At Hyderabad, people came together to watch and learn from Swamiji’s teachings.

At the Lucknow Satsang, close to 35 people joined together for meditation, followed by Satyanarayana Katha.

In Mumbai, some of the youngest members of our community celebrated the festival during their Baladarshana classes.

 
 
We draw your kind attention to the following:

Please find the list of Chapter Chairpersons and Seminar Leaders of Prasanna Trust in the following links.
www.swamisukhabodhananda.net/ourpeople  / www.swamisukhabodhananda.net/contact

 
 
Kailash Manasarovar Yatra – 2013

 
 
Swamiji's Article
 
 
Testomonials
"These Programs have great significance given the changing times in the current market scenario. The officers who have attended your programs have found tremendous value and have invariably rated these programs as "Excellent".
- Arun Balakrishnan, Director (HRD)

"Each and every participant is enthralled at the experience with unique inputs. Their feedback has been that the program more engrossing, interactive and interesting than expectations. Masterly and excellent facilitation enhanced our understanding of relaxation technique. The program is quite useful in day-to-day work and life."
- Y Manohar

"Our profound gratitude and appreciation for the wonderful facilitation. It was indeed a unique experience for all of us that has generated tremendous thought processes and churned the mind to look inwards for leading a joyous and peaceful life."
- Rear Admiral V Balachandran

"Your program was brain storming, thought provoking, quite interesting and enriched our knowledge on Leadership Management in a broad sense. Our appreciation to your for excellent presentation."
- A L Nageswara Rao

"The program develops personal effectiveness of our management staff through holistic approach by understanding self and others, teamwork, stress management. The learning has helped throughout the organization by developing better relationship and spirit."
- Nitish Acharya

 
 
Please visit website www.prasannatrust.org or www.swamisukhabodhananda.org for Contact details for organising Swamiji’s Inhouse interventions, seminars, publications, respective Chapter Chairpersons & Seminar Leaders.
 

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