International Vedanta Society, Kolkata celebrates the 76th Birth Anniversary of Bhagavan, the founder of the organization with a two day celebration.
On day one, 2nd January, IVS Kolkata went to a village named Piali Kholaghata, 24Pgs, West Bengal, India to celebrate the occasion. The programme was attended by numerous physically handicapped persons along with all other villagers. Few blind people of that village who sing songs on local trains for their earnings, sung various Bhajans, Kirtans on this occasion. Swamijis of IVS were also present there. It was a spontaneous participation of the villagers that made the celebration a grand one.
IVS distributed 120 blankets among some poor handicapped people there. Also cakes were distributed among the villagers and also to the children who live near VEDANTA ashram of IVS Kolkata on the Birth Anniversary of Bhagavan.
Day two, 3rd January, the grand celebration was organized at Dijwakanan, Sardarpara, Birati, Kolkata-33. Devotees from various parts of India and also from Netherland, UK, USA, Hong Kong, Malaysia joined on this occasion.
On this occasion Bhagavan told- “The world now needs to know only one religion, religion of LOVE. The world is in a state of crisis. Hatred should be curbed with the feeling of LOVE for all. ”