Report – Deeksha Ceremony and Valedictory Function of the 3rd Malayalam Vedanta Course at Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF), Adi Sankara Nilayam, held on 2 October 2020.
The ceremony and function took place in the presence of Global Head of Chinmaya Mission, Pujya Swami Swaroopananda, Swami Viviktananda (Regional Head of Chinmaya Mission Kerala) and other Swamins, Brahmacharins and devotees of Chinmaya Mission.
Three student Brahmacharis were given Brahmachari Deeksha by Swami Swaroopananda:
Old Name New Name Posting
Ramesh Br. Shankara Chaitanya CM Thiruvananthapuram
Raghu Ganesh Br. Prahlad Chaitanya CM Palakkad
Adarsh Br. Vishnu Chaitanya CM Chengannur
Three student Brahmacharis will serve Chinmaya Mission in white clothes:
Br. Sudheesh CM Alappuzha
Br. Vinay CM Taliparamba
Br. Sudhir CM Tripunithura
The Valedictory Function commenced with Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda’s Ashtottara-shatanamavalih Archana, offered by Swami Swaroopananda and Swami Viviktananda. This was followed by a welcome address by Shri Suresh Mohan (Chief Sevak, CSTK). Thereafter, Swami Sharadananda, Course Acharya, presented a report about the 3rd batch of Kerala Sandeepany. After the Deeksha ceremony, Swami Swaroopananda delivered the Valedictory address.
The programme included two benedictory addresses – the first by Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda in Sanskrit and the second by Swami Viviktananda. Swami Gabheerananda, Swami Aseshananda, Swami Satyananda and Swami Advayananda blessed the Brahmacharis with their words of wisdom, after which Shri T. M. Reghunandan (Trustee-Treasurer, CSTK) delivered the vote of thanks.
The event concluded with Shanti Path followed by recitation of the Chinmaya Mission Pledge.
The Brahmacharis have been initiated to serve the noble vision of Pujya Gurudev, bringing joy, fulfillment and wisdom into the lives of those they touch by their selfless, dedicated seva.