The 10th Samanvaya Freedom Lecture will be delivered by Swami. Vimurthanandaji, Editor of Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai. Swamiji is the Editor of the Tamil monthly magazine brought out by the Math, "Sri Ramakrishna Vijayam", that has a printed circulation order of 1.5 lakhs per month. It is the spiritual - cultural magazine with the largest circulation in Tamilnadu. He has over the last decade created and sustained an annual students /youth essay writing competition across tamil speaking communities across the world in which this year over 12 lakh youth are participating. From its earlier days of 'competition' this essay writing opportunity has increasingly become a non-competitive event where recognition is given for original thought and ideas. He had introduced in the magazine very poplar student question - answer column which boldly addresses contemporary student issues. He has also constantly highlighted issues on environment, waste management, safe food and sustainable agriculture, local economy and several other social issues and contemporary challenges to society.
On the 150th birth year celebrations of Swami Vivekananda, we at Samanvaya felt it appropriate that Swamiji be invited to deliver this year's Freedom Lecture. The 10th Samanvaya Freedom Lecture will also see a new venue - the Gokhala Hall at the Karpagambal Nagar in Mylapore.
The event is on the 10th August, saturday evening between 6 to 8 p.m. Please do make it for the event if you are in Chennai.