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Swami Vivekananda Jayanti celebration in Troy temple - January 2006:

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti was celebrated in Troy temple on 16th of January 2006. The ceremony started with the Introduction Speech from Dr. Yashpalji Lakra.
It was followed by performance from the kids of Canton Balagokulam. Kids recited the famous speeches which Swami Vivekananda gave in the "Sarva Dharma Parishad" held in Chicago in 1891. A brief information about Bhagini Nivedita was also given. Performance was remarkable and received applauds from the crowd which gathered to celebrate the occasion. In the end kids recited shlokas to conclude the performance by Canton Balagokulam team.

Children from Troy Balagokulam also presented some of the quotes from the writings of Swami Vivekananda. These quotes gave a glimpse of the greatness of Swami Vivekananda.

A Karyakarta then gave brief information about the KBRE contest, being conducted by HSS, to the attendees. Fliers and postacards related to KBRE were distributed by the karyakartas to all who attended the ceremony and the aarti thereafter. Around 40 fliers and 60 odd postcards were distributed.

This was followed by a speech from Dr. Yashpalji Lakra. His speech was about Swami Vivekananda's thoughts on Vendanata and the way Swami Vivekananda related the writings in vedanta to the physical world. All these activities re-kindled the memories of the attendees with what they had learnt about Swami Vivekananda.

The ceremony was concluded by a pooja of the Swami Vivekananda's statue.
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