CHINMAYA MISSION, GUWAHATI
REPORT OF CHINMAYA JYOTI YATRA- CSV And Birth Centenary
ACTIVITIES IN GUWAHATI & SHILLONG
The CSV was received at Coochbehar by Yuvaveers from Guwahati on 13th September’15. The next day CHYK Secretary along with a few more Yuvaveers joined the Jyoti Yatra from Jogighopa Bridge. On the way the CSV was received by Sri Ravi Jain at Dudhnoi where the CSV Sevaks had lunch. Some prominent personalities of Dudhnoi felicitated Swami Mitranandaji, Swami Chaitanyanandaji, Br. M. Santosh and greeted all CSV Sevaks. About 70 people visited CSV. The same day the CSV stopped on the way at Rajapara Hanuman Temple, where Sri Amit Jain received the CSV and the Padukas & Jyoti were placed in the Hanuman Temple and people present chanted Hanuman Chalisha. Then the CSV reached Chinmaya Mission Guwahati at about 8.30 pm and was informally received by the Mission members as the scheduled arrival was on 16th Sept’15 evening.
On 15th Sept’15, the CSV left for Shillong in the morning and was received at Shillong at about 1 pm by the Committee members of Chinmaya Mission Shillong. In the evening a public function was organised at Aurobinda Ashram Auditorium, which was attended by several prominent personalities of the City including Labour Commissioner, and Mr. B. B. Dutta- Director of Aurobinda Ashram graced the programme as Chief Guest. Next day Yatra visited Shiv Lingam at Cherrapunji. Then CSV was taken to B. K. Bajoria School and 150 students watched the Yagnatorium and 500 children visited CSV and there was also Talk session by Swami Mitranandaji and Swami Chaitanyanandaji. The Vahini left Shillong in the afternoon and reached Guwahati at 5.30 pm.
Chinmaya Jyoti & CSV were received in a grand way at Chinmaya Mission Guwahati by the Mission members in huge numbers formally with Gayan Bayan (a traditional way of welcome in Assam) and on arrival Paduka puja was performed.
On 17th Sep’15 CSV was placed in Latasil Field beside Latasil Ganesh Temple, where over 800 people visited the CSV. A book stall was also put up there. Swami Mitranandaji and Swami Chaitanyanandaji left for Arunachal Pradesh with the Escort vehicles. In the evening the CSV travelled back to Chinmaya Kendra where Ganesh Chaturthi was being celebrated. Over 250 people visited CSV there and had darshan of Lord Ganesha & Chinmaya Jyoti and participated in Bhajan Sandhya and had prasad.
On 18th Sep’15, the students of GNT Chinmaya Vidyalaya along with the teachers visited CSV in the morning. Day long the CSV was parked at Chinmaya Kendra for public darshan and over 300 people availed the opportunity.
On 19th Sep’15, a public function was organised in Chinmaya Mission Guwahati followed by Soulful Musical Evening. A souvenir was also released on this occasion. It was attended by over 250 people. On the occasion many prominent personalities of Assam including former ministers, Govt. of Assam, former MP, IAS officers, Commissioners, GM of OIL, etc, who also offered floral tribute to Pujya Gurudev.
On 20th morning the CSV was placed at Guwahati Goshala for public visit where about 500 people visited the Vahini. Swami Chaitanyanandaji addressed the gathering of about 150 people at Maheswari Bhawan. In the evening, children of BalVihar visited CSV at Chinmaya Kendra. A talk session on Art of Channelizing Thoughts by Br. M. Santosh was also held in the morning which was attended by about 50 people. The same day early morning the Yuvaveers drove Escort vehicles to Maa Kamakhya Temple for a darshan along with Gurudev’s Paduka.
On 21st Sep’15, a talk on Indian Traditional Values & its present relevance was delivered by Br. M. Santosh at Karmashree Hiteswar Saikia College, which was attended by about 150 students & teachers. In the evening the Padukas were taken to Umananda Temple, situated on the smallest river island of the world– Umananda. In the evening, Swami Mitranandaji addressed the Executive Committee members at Chinmaya Kendra and a samasthi bhiksha was organised after the meeting.
On 22nd Sep’15 early morning, CSV left for Siliguri.
The people of this part of India had a great opportunity of having darshan of Chinmaya Jyoti and learning from the life and messages of Great Master- Pujya Gurudev. The members of Chinmaya Mission Guwahati were blessed having got the opportunity to celebrate Birth Centenary of Pujya Gurudev with such activities.