RKMVERI (Deemed University) Foundation Day Celebration – 4 July 2021

Programme Date & Time :  4 July 2021 (Sunday) – 3.30 PM — 6.00 PM

Programme Venue: Saradananda Seminar Hall at Prajna Bhavan (with web-streaming online)


  • Prof Basab Choudhury, former Vice Chancellor of West Bengal State University and presently Principal, Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata and Senior Director – Education, Kalyan Bharti Trust.

Live Web-streaming link: https://youtu.be/YoQJVkqQMP0

Programme schedule:

  1. Invocation: Vedic Chanting (shanti mantras, medha suktam) in chorus by the monks of the University, led by Swami Japasiddhananda—3.30 pm
  2. Welcome Address and Introductory Remarks: Swami Sarvottamananda, Vice Chancellor—3.45 pm
  3. About Swamiji’s University: Swami Atmapriyananda, Pro-Chancellor—4.00 pm
  4. Message from the Chancellor, Swami Suviranandaji Maharaj, General Secretary, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission—4.15 pm
  5. Updated profile of the University describing its academic activities as on 4 th July 2021: Swami Kirtipradananda, Registrar—4.30 pm
  6. New initiatives by the University undertaken since the last foundation day one year ago: Swami Dhyanagamyananda, Head, Department of Computer Science (including Data Science) and Coordinator, Internal Quality Assurance Cell—4.45 pm
  7. Foundation Day Oration: Swami Vimuktananda Memorial Lecture on Swami Vivekananda’s educational vision—blending of the East and the West: Prof Basab Choudhury, Guest-in-Chief—5.05 pm
  8. Vote of thanks: Swami Kaleshananda, Controller of Examinations—5.45 pm
  9. Closing song on Swamiji: murta maheshwaram…by Swami Shivapurnananda—5.50 pm
    Compere: Brahmachari Mrinmay, Deputy Registrar

Live web-streaming of the entire programme on the internet through our website will be done on this day, the University Foundation Day (4 July 2020) to enable our faculty, students, admirers, devotees and all others interested to participate. Please watch out for the link one day before the function on our website.

During this period of Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown, this is the least we could do to pay homage to Swami Vivekananda on the day of his mahasamadhi, Fourth of July, the very day on which he conceived and envisioned a University at Belur Math that will harmoniously blend the best elements of the East and the West: “ancient Indian wisdom with modern science” to quote his own words.