It being the 150th Birth Anniversary of Srimat Swami Vijnananandaji Maharaj, initiative has been taken to celebrate it in a befitting manner. As a part of the celebrations, his holy abirbhaba tithi (3rd November, 2017) was observed with special puja and homa in the morning and a public meeting in the afternoon. The Public Meeting was chaired by Revered Srimat Swami Vagishanandaji Maharaj whereas Swami Balabhadranandaji was the main speaker. This meeting was attended by three hundred devotees.
Like previous years, Swami Vijnanananda Smriti Utsav was observed on 5th November 2017. A colorful procession which was attended by nearly 650 students and devotees in and adjacent to Belgharia area. Reading and discourses on Swami Vijnananandaji’s life and teachings, devotional songs by many artists, Padavali Kirtan, Ramnam Kirtanam, etc were followed by. The celebration culminated with a public meeting in the afternoon. Srimat Swami Devarajanandaji Maharaj, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, presided and Srimat Swami Bodhasaranandaji Maharaj, Asst. Secretary, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, was the speaker. A good number of ex-students and devotees attended the daylong programme. About 1400 devotees were served with cooked prasada.