Posted on: December 11, 2013
Sunday December 1st saw Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy Community and Leisure; in association with SV150, host the Vivekananda Exhibition of Ancient Indian Civilisation.
The year 2013 marks the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, a dynamic Hindu monk whose message of divinity of individual soul and universal brotherhood is as relevant today as it was during his time. Swami Vivekananda is widely claimed to be the first Hindu monk to create an impact of Hinduism in the West. His famous addresses at the first World Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 gave blueprint on the future world peace and harmony based on the universal religion as enunciated by Hindu traditions of the East.
Indian civilisation is one of the most ancient civilisations in the world. Over the millennia the Indian culture evolved philosophies, religions, sciences, arts and architecture etc., contributing in almost every imaginable field of human endeavour.
This exhibition was a bird’s eye view of the vast Indian cultural heritage and the Dharmic tradition of India.
This special exhibition comprising of A1 and A2 size boards is a resplendent portrayal of Indian’s glorious past.
The day saw hundreds of people from the local community come and view the exhibition including the lady Mayoress . There was also a cultural programme from 3pm until 5pm which included various Indian dancers, musicians and speeches from various philosophers and local Hindu leaders.