Bhubaneswar: For any achievement in life, the journey starts with our spiritual awakening, said Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here today.
Speaking at the Centenary Celebration of Ramakrishna Matha and Mission in Bhubaneswar, Patnaik said, “Shree Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda, together initiated an era of spirituality based on humanity and service.”
“Swamiji’s Mission was to revive the Indian spiritual brotherhood based on the knowledge of Vedanta. The spiritual awakening of India by Swamiji was a great booster to the freedom movement which was later carried out by Mahatma Gandhi”, the CM said.
“For any achievement in life, the journey starts with our spiritual awakening. I am happy that this centre has been truly become one of the important spiritual centres of the city of Bhubaneswar”, he added.
He said, “Carrying on the ideals of Shree Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda, this Mission has been engaged in various social service activities including health and education. The library of the Mission is one of the oldest libraries in the city”.
It has been catering to the needs of many students, researchers and knowledge seekers for many many years. I express my sincere gratitude to the Secretary and other office-bearers of this Mission and Matha for inviting me to this celebration and I wish the event a great success, the CM said.