" Valedictory Function of Samskaar 2024: A Memorable Conclusion:"

The concluding day of the Samskaar 2024 summer camp at the Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence (VIHE) was a grand celebration. The event was graced by Honourable Justice Sri Bheemapaka Nagesh Garu as the Guest of Honour, Sri Satyanarayana Garu, a senior faculty member of VIHE, the guest speaker and Rev Swami Bodhamayananda Maharaj, the adhyaksha, with high school students of the camp acting as the hosts.

#### Highlights of the Event

1. *Opening Ceremony*:
- Welcome prayers and bhajans were led by Brahmachari Roopak Maharaj and the students.
- The boys performed a mesmerizing yoga demonstration, showcasing Surya Namaskars and various asanas.
- The girls depicted the Dashavataras of Vishnu through yoga postures.

2. *Cultural Performances*:
- Students recited quotes and teachings of Swami Vivekananda, addressing contemporary youth challenges.
- A Sanskrit skit, "Asmat Deshaha," highlighted the value of Indian education and heritage.
- A Telugu skit, "Guru-Kripa," emphasized the significance of a Guru and his grace.
- A classical dance performance dedicated to Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi captivated the audience.

3. *Tributes and Feedback*:
- Floral tributes were offered to the Holy Trinity.
- Feedback from students and parents highlighted the positive impact of the camp’s teachings.

4. *Speeches and Awards*:
- Justice Sri Bheemapaka Nagesh Garu praised the cultural performances and encouraged students to appreciate their parents' struggles and contribute to the nation.
- Sri Satyanarayana Garu, a senior faculty member of VIHE and guest speaker, shared his life experiences in the Airforce and emphasized the importance of hard work and determination.
- Special talent awards were presented to outstanding students.

5. *Concluding Remarks*:
- Rev. Swami Bodhamayananda Maharaj delivered a benedictory speech, highlighting the meticulous planning behind the "45-day MahaYagna" of 3 batches (Intermediate, IV-VII and VIII-X students) and the service initiatives of the Ramakrishna Math monks.
- He spoke about the inspirational work of Babar Ali, the World's youngest headmaster, and the "Seal Your Desire" activity of VIHE, which encourages people to curb unnecessary desires and support the needy.
- Swamiji urged parents and children to actively participate in future programs for the betterment of society.

The event left a lasting impact, underscoring the values and teachings of Swami Vivekananda and inspiring all attendees.