National Youth Day is celebrated on 12th January. The day marks the birthday of Swami Vivekananda who was born on 12th January 1863 because his philosophy and the ideals for which he lived and worked are a great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth. Different people participate in several activities in all over India which promote in our youth, art and culture with the aim of cultivating moral values, virtuous ideals and inner strength.
At Amritapuri campus, students and faculty come together to celebrate the birth anniversary of this luminary in a befitting manner through inspiring talks on Swami Vivekananda, human excellence and potential of youth by Sri. Vijay Menon and Br. Shubamrita Chaitanya.
Guru Purnima is traditionally held to be the birthday of Bhagawan Vyasa (the compiler of the Vedas), on which the devotees remember and express their gratitude to the Guru. At Amritapuri campus, we have a cultural program started with the lighting of lamp celebrated among faculty members and students.
Makara Pongal is essentially a South Indian festival, specially in Tamilnadu, celebrated every year in mid January. It marks the harvest of crops and a special thanks giving to God and the nature. Directly associated with the annual cycle of seasons, this festival also carries the significant meaning of ringing out of the old and ushering in the new, signifying the beginning of the New Year.
At Amritapuri campus, we celebrate Makara Pongal with drawing Arippodi Kolam and bhajans with a camp fire.
Independence Day marks the day when India became an independent nation. At Amritapuri campus, we celebrate it through a 3-day program with quiz on “India –Past and Present”, painting on “Color the Saga of Freedom Struggle”, cultural programs and competitions.
Raksha Bandhan is the celebration on the chaste bond of love between a brother and a sister. At Amritapuri campus, we celebrate with talk, tying Hadi Rani, drama and live music performance, etc.
Ugadhi marks the beginning of a new Hindu lunar calendar. People from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telungana celebrate this festival as New Year’s day. We celebrate through cultural programs such as dance and skit, as well as dinner at Amritapuri campus.