Inauguration of 108th Jayanti Celebrations of Pujya Swami Chinmayananda

The 108th Jayanti celebrations of Pujya Swami Chinmayananda, the esteemed founder of the Chinmaya Mission, commenced with great zeal and reverence with a grand inauguration of the programme ‘Chinmaya Sankaram 2024’ on 31st October 2023 at the T.D.M. Hall in Ernakulam, Kerala, in the honourable presence of Governor Shri. Arif Mohammad Khan. The momentous event serves as a heartfelt tribute to the remarkable contributions of Swami Chinmayananda, who dedicated his life to disseminating the teachings of Vedanta worldwide.

Governor Arif Mohammad Khan lauded the profound impact of Swami Chinmayananda’s teachings and underscored his unwavering commitment to promoting Vedanta. He stressed the importance of every Malayali taking pride in their cultural heritage and fostering a sense of community rather than prioritizing individual convenience at the expense of others.

The Chinmaya Mission, under the sage guidance of its dedicated swamis, has been ceaselessly working towards the betterment of society. Swami Viviktananda Saraswati, Head of Chinmaya Mission Kerala, eloquently introduced the diverse range of activities and initiatives undertaken by the mission, enlightening those present about its benevolent work. Shri. R. Suresh Mohan, Chief Sevak of Chinmaya Seva Trust Kerala, elaborated on the enduring traditions and activities of the mission, shedding light on its impactful contributions.

The event began with a warm welcome from C.M.E.C.T. Chief Sevak Shri. A. Gopalakrishnan. C.M.E.C.T. Trustee Shri. K. S. Vijayakumar presented the Governor with a memento to commemorate the auspicious occasion. Honourable Vice Chancellor of Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth Prof. Ajay Kapoor was also present along with other dignitaries.

The 108th Jayanti celebration marks the beginning of a year filled with a multitude of extensive events and programmes, all meticulously planned by the Chinmaya Mission. Pujya Swami Chinmayananda’s vision continues to inspire and guide countless individuals on their spiritual journeys, and his teachings remain an invaluable source of wisdom.