Venue: Vivekananda Hall of the RK Mission Institute of Culture, Gol Park, Kolkata – India
05 Feb 2016 – Friday evening
Session starts at 5.45pm
Hon’ble Sri Keshari NathTripathi, Governor,West Bengal
Swami PrabhanandajiMaharaj, Revd Vice President of the Mission
Sri Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamy, Datta Peetham, Mysore
Sri.S.G.Mehta, International President, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.World Wide
Hon’ble Sri M.N.Venkatachaliah, Former Chief Justice of India, Patron IGFT
Sri. G. Mallikarjuna Rao, Patron, IGFT
Dr.P. V. Nath, Chairperson, IGFT
5.45pm Vedic chanting: The Monks and Brahmacharins of the R.K.Mission, Kolkatta
5.55pm Recitation of the chapter 13, Gita: Members of the International Gita Foundation Trust.
6.05pm Honoring the Chief Guests: members of IGFT
6.15pm Lighting the Jnana Deepam:
6.20pm Blessings: Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji
6.35pm Blessings: Revd Vice president of the Mission.
6.45pm Welcome: Dr. P. V. Nath.
6.50pm Address: Hon’ble Sri M.N.Venkatachaliah.
7.00pm Address: Sri.S.G.Mehta.
7.10pm Address: Sri. G. M. Rao.
7.20pm Address: Hon’ble Governor of Kolkata
Vote of Thanks, Dr. C. N. Gupta.
7.40pm Cultural Programme By Swami Sarvaganandaji R K Mission.
06 Feb 2016 – Saturday
9.00am Gita saramu –ashrama (SGS) musicians
9.15am Recitation of Gita.chapter 12- students of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
9.30am Welcome: Dr. C. N. Gupta
9.40am Swamy Atmapriyananda, Vice Chancelor, Ramakrishna Mission, Vivekananda University,Belur Math, Introduction, chapter 13.
10.20am Sri. Sherief Mohammed, Hon. Secretary, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Pathanmthitta Kendra.
10.50am Coffee Break
11.00am Dr.P.V.Nath, Slokas 18, 2 and 9 from Chapter 13
11.50am Mr. Terry Rann, UK, what Bhagawadgita and especially Chapter 13 as I have understood and what it means to me
12.20pm Lunch Break
1.35 pm Recitation Gita chapter 15, Students, Bahratiya Vidya Bhavan
1.50pm to 2.45pm Youth Forum (four youth from different faiths, Hindu, Jain, Iskon, Christian, Muslim
To be decided: subject for students, values as enshrined in Gita and what it means to
That faith-values—Ahimsa, Adweshta sarva bhootanaam, Sama dukha sukha
kshamee, Maitra, Karuna, each youth talks for 10mins, last 15 mins open floor for
Interaction between students and Revd Swamy Atmapriyanandaji and Swamy Chandrakantanandaji, Sri.Ved Mehta, Sri.Shirsho Ghosh, Sri. Rahul Gazi, Sri. Subham Aroraji.
2.45pm-3.15pm Swami Vireshanandaji, Ramakrishna Mission
3.15pm Coffee Break
3.30pm Talk on What Gita Means to Me: winner of the multiple choice question conducted by IGFT and Bhavan
3.40pm Sri. J. S. Mani, Secretary, Sankara Institute of Philosophy, Kolkatta.
4.10pm Sri.Kiran Koralkar, Advocate, High Court, Aurangabad.
3rd Session – Cultural Programme
6.15pm Nada Kacheri by Poojya Sree Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji
7.30pm Honouring Swamiji and the Artists.
07 Feb 2016 – Sunday evening
9.00am Dhyana Slokas: Gita Chanting: Members IGFT
9.10am Sri. Shubham Aroraji.
9.30am Swamy Pranava Chaitanya, Paramartha Sadhaka Sangh
10.00am Sri.C.V.Gopinath Ex Additional Principal Secretary , Slokas 31,32,14,15 Chapter 13.
11.00 am: Valedictory Function
Hon’ble Sri Keshari NathTripathi, Governor, West Bengal .
Swami Shuvitanandaji, Rev General Secretary, R.K. Mission,
Poojya Sree Ganapati sachchidanada Swamiji,
Swamy Pranava Chaitanya,
Swami Chaityanandaji, Chinmaya Mission, Kolkatta,
Hon’ble Justice Chittatosh Mookharji, Chairperson, BharatiyaVidya Bhavan, Kolkatta
Hon’ble Justice Manjula Chellur, Chief Justice, High Court, Kolkatta.
12.30pm : Vote Of Thanks Dr.Gupta. IGFT
Note: This is a tentative schedule.