A token of gratitude, An act of love, An expression of respect, A mark of appreciation, A sign of remembrance to the most renowned, matchless and a true acharya, Sri Bhagavad Ramanuja Acharya ! Vikasa Tarangini teams all across the world celebrate Ramanuja Sahasrabi joyfully and spread the message of Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swami to take part in the making of a monument to pass the making of a monument to pass on Ramanuja Acharya’s message of equality for generations to come.
In Vizianagaram, WALK FOR EQUALITY was flagged off by Central Home Minister Smn. Ashoka Gajapathi Raju garu along with his family. MLA, MLC, doctors and members from different professions too participated in the walk. Free food distribution, songs highlighting the contributions of Ramanujacharya to society and many other activities concluded the day’s program.
In Rajamahendry, the program commemmorating the Millineium Celebrations of Sri Ramanujacharya were held for 10 days. On 29th April, WALK FOR EQUALITY was organized from Srirangadhamam via Main bazaar, Ramamayam, Githabhavanam and back to Srirangadhamam under the guidance of Sri Raghunath bhattar. Ramanujacharya vigrahams from Srirangadhamam, Githabhavan and Govindakshetram were taken in a procession. The program was organised by Er Ramanujam and Srimannarayana Sathiraju garu. Dr.Rajaram ,Dr.Ramareddy participated in the program. Glories of Ramanujacharya were sung throughout the program by Padmavathiramanujam and Hare Srinivasa teams. Band and traditional drums – sannayimelam was arranged. Children dressed like Ramanujacharya participated in the rally. Heavy rain did not deter the determination of the participants. Nearly 500 people participated in the rally. It was a great experience.
Prajna Students did a WALK FOR EQUALITY on 30th April under the guidance of Sriman Sitharamacharyulu. They sang Bhaja Yathirajam which elucidates the greatness of Ramanujacharya. After the EQUALITY WALK, certificates were given o the participants. Er Ramanujam, Padmavathiramanujam, Mannaru varna sathiraju garu participated. Pavan and Bhargav extended their valuable services.
VT-Siricilla celebrated Bhagavad Ramanuja Sahasrabdi Jayanthi from 27.04.17 to 01.05.17 in 5 different locations. On 1st, a colorful procession was led through the streets of the volunteers singing bhajans and playing band.
On 01-05-2017, Karimnagar Vikasatarangini celebrated Sri Ramanujacharya’s 1000th Jayanthi at Vedabhavan where everyone gathered and shared their views on how to follow the footsteps laid down by Ramanujacharya. They vowed to protect Ramanujacharya’s school of thought and preserve His learnings for the next generations to come.
In Kakinada too a WALK FOR EQUALITY was conducted. Women did kolatam while others sang the glory of Ramanuja leading the parade around the streets of Venugopal Swamy temple.
Jeeyar Asram NJ celebrated Bhagavad Ramanujacharya’s Millennium Birthday grandly.
In Sydney Sri Ramanujacharya Swami’s Sahasrabdi, 1000th birthday celebrations were conducted on a grand scale on Monday 1st May 2017. Close to 300 devotees attended the event though it was
a working day.
Source: Sri Perumbudur