Bangalore November 25, 2012: Initiated by Rashtreeya Swayamsevak Sangh Karnataka, a state level committee was inaugurated to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Swamy Vivekananda, state-wide. The inaugural ceremony was held at B

MS Engineering college Auditorium at Basavanagudi, Bangalore.

Inauguration of Swamy Vivekananda -150 birth anniversary celebration Committee at Bangalore Nov-25-2012

Justice (Rtd) Shivaraj Patil, former Supreme Court Judge, will be the Hon. President of Swamy Vivekananda-150th Birth Celebration committee of Karnataka. Launching a 53 membered team, Justice (Rtd) Shivaraj Patil said ” Swamy Vivekananda’s life and message to be carried forward, the committee will engage several activities throughout the year, with a socio-academic perspective” .

The Committee: Inauguration of Swamy Vivekananda -150 birth anniversary celebration Committee at Bangalore Nov-25-2012

Prominent social workers, Academicians, Professionals, noted personalities were included in the State Committee. As President Dr. M. Mohan Alva, Chairman, Alvas Education Foundation (R) Moodbidri, as Vice Presidents Dr. Chidananda Gowda, Former Vice-Chancellor, Kuvempu University, Dr. Balasubrahmanyam, Founder, Vivekananda Youth Movement, H.D. Kote, Dr. Meena Chandavarkar, Vice-Chancellor, Karnataka State Women University, Bijapur, Dr. G.S. Patil, Vice-Chancellor, Karnataka Law University, Dharwad, will be part of the committee.

RSS Karnataka Pranth Karyavah N Tippeswamy will the General Secretary for the State Committee.

Senior RSS Functionaries Mai Cha Jayadev, Kru Narahari, N Tippeswamy, CR Mukunda and several other RSS functionaries were present during the occasion.

A website, vivek150.org to mobilize the activities of the committee and also imbuing the various messages of Vivekananda was launched during the occasion.

New Website vivek150.org: Inauguration of Swamy Vivekananda -150 birth anniversary celebration Committee at Bangalore Nov-25-2012

Justice (Rtd) Shivaraj Patil, former Supreme Court Judge, will be the president of Swamy Vivekananda-150th Birth Celebration committee of Karnataka, speaks on the occasion

Inauguration of SV-150 Committee Nov-25-2012

Swami Vivekananda 150th Birth Celebration Committee – Karnataka

The Committee:

Honorary President

Dr. Shivaraj V. Patil, Rtd. Justice, Supreme Court of India

President

Dr. M. Mohan Alva, Chairman, Alvas Education Foundation (R) Moodbidri

Vice-Presidents

Dr. Chidananda Gowda, Former Vice-Chancellor, Kuvempu University

Dr. Balasubrahmanyam, Founder, Vivekananda Youth Movement, H.D. Kote

Dr. Meena Chandavarkar, Vice-Chancellor, Karnataka State Women University, Bijapur

Dr. G.S. Patil, Vice-Chancellor, Karnataka Law University, Dharwad

Secretary

Sri Na. Thippeswamy, Executive Committee Member, Mythic Society, Bangalore

Joint Secretary

Dr. Raghu Akmunchi, Professor, Hubli

Treasurer: Sri Shankara Nayak, Industrialist, Bangalore

Joint Treasurer : Sri Naresh Chirania, Industrialist, Bellary

Honorary Members

Dr. H. Sudarshan, Founder, Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra, B.R. Hills

Sri Shankara Bidari, I.A.S. Rtd. Bangalore

Dr. Siddalingaiah, Chairman, Kannada Pustaka Pradhikara, Bangalore

Dr. Gururaja Karajagi, Educationalist, Bangalore

Sri K. Jairaj I.A.S. Rtd. Bangalore

Dr. Vivek Javali, Cardiologist, Bangalore

Sri Arjun Devaiah, International Athlete, Bangalore

Sri T.S. Nagabharana, Cine Director, Bangalore

Sri Nagananda, Advocate, Bangalore

Sri Balaveeras Reddy, Former Vice-Chancellor, VTU Belgaum

Smt. Susheelamma, Sumangali Sevashrama, Bangalore

Smt. Tejaswini Ananth Kumar, Chariman, Adamya Chetana Bangalore

Dr. Vijayalakshmi Balekundri, Cardiologist, Bangalore
Sri Raghuram Y.N. Yoga Bharati, U.S.A.
Dr. Philip Louis, Industrialist, Bangalore

Prof. Chandrashekhar, Chairman, Silicon City College, Bangalore

Sri Suhas Gopinath, Industrialist, Bangalore

Sri Ma. Nagaraj, Former Member, K.P.S.C. Bangalore

Dr. K.R, Venugopal, Principal, U.V,C.E. Bangalore

Sri M. Narayana Reddy, Advocate, Bangalore

Sri Sidyu Nayak, Social Worker, Bangalore

Sri Balandur Kempaiah, Chairman, Janapada Academy, Bangalore

Sri K.B, Ganapati, Editor, Star of Mysore

Dr. K. Anantharam, Rtd. Professor, Mysore

Sri Jagannatha Shenoy, Industrialist, Mysore

Sri A. Vishwanath, Chartered Accountant, Mysore

Sri P.L. Suresh Raju, Civil Engineer, Chitradurga

Sri T.S, Jayarudresh, Industrialist, Davanagere

Dr. S. Vinayak, Secretary, Vinayaka Group of Institutions, Javagal

Sri Bheemeshwara Joshy, Dharmadashi, Srikshetra Horanadu

Dr. P.L. Dharma, H.O.D. Dept. of Political Science, Mangalore University

Sri Mattar Rathnakara Hegde, Advocate, Udupi

Dr. B. Yashovarma, Secretary, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Education Society, Dharmasthala

Sri Keshava Prasad Muliya, Industrialist, Puttur

Dr. Jadaye Gowda, Professor, College of Forestry, Ponnampet

Dr. G.B. Nandan, H.O.D. Dept. of Political Science, Karnataka University, Dharwad

Sri Vijaya Sankeshwara, Chairman, VRL Group of Companies

Sri Suresh Handre, Industrialist, Belgaum

Sri Allam Gurubasavaraj, Chairman, Veerashaiva Vidyavardhaka Sangha, Bellary

Sri Rahul Baldota, Executive Director, MSPL Ltd. Hospet

Dr. B.F. Dandina, Founder President, Kanakadasa Education Society, Gadag

Prof. Basavaraja Moolimani, Vice-Chancellor, B.L.D.E. University, Bijapur

Sri VEnkatraddi Davraddi Kamraddi, President, Bar Association, Dharwad

Sri G.V. Srinivas, Chairman, Maruthi International School, Tumkur

Sri C.S. Hanumantharaju, Director, Milk Producers Co-operative Federation, Tumkur

Sri Mallappa, President, Arunachaleshwara Temple, Harohalli

Co-ordinators (Karnataka South)

Sri M. Neelaiah, Rtd. District Education Officer, Bangalore

Sri Sadashiva, Social Worker, Bangalore

Co-ordinators (Karnataka North)
Sri Krishna Joshi, Socail Worker, Gulbarga

Programmes Ahead:

2012 December 25: Sankalpa Diwas

2012 January 12: “Yuva Din” and Beginning of Celebrations

2013 February 17 : Mass Surya Namaskara
2013 March-April: Seminars
2013 September 11: Bharat Jago –

2013 : Youth Conference

2013 November: Rural Campaign

2014 January 12: Valedictory Programme