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Concluding Ceremony on the Platinum Jubilee of
Chicago Lectures at Mahaudhdharan Math,
Kolkata on 2nd October 2009

 

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On Gandhiji’s birthday, 2nd October 2009, year long commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the historic address by Sriman Mahanamabrata Brahmachariji at Chicago was cocluded. In the exquisitely decorated hall of the main temple complex of Mahaudhdharan Math, Sri Chidananda Goswami elaborated on the relevance of such a programme from the theological point of view. Srimat Upasakbandhu Brahmachari, Secretary Mahanam Sect, delivered the welcome address. Through a series of lectures, rich tributes were paid to Sriman Mahanambrataji by Srimat Paramatmanandanath Bhairav Giri, Dr. Subodh Dey,  Sri Swapan Samaddar, Mayor-in-Council (Health), Kolkata Municipal Corporation, who rendered valuable services and took considerable part in the project of naming ‘Mahanamabrata Sarani’ in honour of Dr. Mahanamabrataji and Representative of Kolkata Corporation’s Ward no. 30; Srimat Bandhudas Brahmachari (President, Mahanam Sect), Srimat Swami Swatantrananda (Ajit Maharaj) of Sri Yogadyan, Prabhupad Srimat Brajaraj Kishore Goswami and Srimati Dr. Ruma Bandhopadhay, Cultural Secretary, Sanskrit Literary Corporation. She also presented the opening invocation hymns.the programme was presided over by Prabhupad Binod Kishore Goswami. Sri Nilratan Biswas (Asst. Secretary Mahanam Sect) presented vote of thanks at the valedictory session. The entire programme was conducted by Srimat Bandhu Gourav Brahmachari, the executive head of the Math. At the end of the programme sweets were distributed as Prasadam.