Pothencode (Thiruvananthapuram): Twenty-two renunciates will take Sannyasa at Santhigiri Ashram tomorrow on the occasion of the 39th Sannyasa Deeksha Varshikam on Tuesday, October 24, 2023. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended his greetings to the 22 renunciates. In a message, the Prime Minister said that Sannyasa Deeksha at Santhigiri is an unwavering commitment to women’s empowerment. This momentous event is a testament to the lofty ideals of Navajyothi Sri Karunakara Guru.
Dr. Rosie Nandi, Shalini Pruthi, Guru Chandrika. V., Vandita Siddharthan, Vandita Babu, Dr. Neetu. PC, Vatsala. K.V, Jayapriya.P.V, Limsha. K, Sukrita. A, Prasanna. V, Krishnapriya A.S, Karuna SS, Anandavalli BM, Swayam Prabha. BS, Karuna PK, Mangalavalli CB, Priyamvada. RS, Shaibi A. N, Sajitha PS, Anita S, and R.S. Rajini will be given initiation in a function to be held at Sahakarana Mandiram at 9 o’clock in the morning. With this, the strength of sannyasa sangha of the Ashram will be 126 from the earlier 104 sannyasins.
The rituals and prayers will begin with the morning worship at 6:00 a.m. 7. There will be a special flower offering by the Sannyasa Sangha and the designated renunciates at the Lotus Parnashala. The initiation ceremony will take place after the 9 o’clock worship. Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan will inaugurate the felicitation ceremony at 12.30 p.m. Ashram President Swami Chaitanya Jnana Thapaswi will preside over the function and Minister Antony Raju will formally announce the Sannyasa Deeksha ceremony. The Food and Civil Supplies Minister G.R. Anil will be the Chief Guest. Ashram General Secretary Swami Gururathnam Jnana Thapaswi will announce the new names of those initiated.
The Ashram Vice President, Swami Nirmohathma Jnana Thapaswi, Palayam Imam Dr.V.P. Shuhaib Moulavi, Believers Church Auxiliary Bishop Mathews More Sylvanus Episcoppa, Swami Brahmananda Saraswati (Sriramapadashram), Swami Abhayananda (Chempazhanti Gurukulam), Swami Gurusavidh Jnana Thapaswi, and others will be present in the function. MP Adoor Prakash, AA Rahim MLA, D.K Murali, M. Vincent, and Kadakampalli Surendran will be the guests of honour.
Manickal Gram Panchayat President Kuthirakulam Jayan, Pothancode Gram Panchayat President T.R. Anilkumar, Manickal Gram Panchayat Vice President Lathakumari, Pothencode Gram Panchayat Vice President Anithakumari, Vembayam Gram Panchayat Vice President Jagannatha Pillai S, CPI District Secretary Mankot Radhakrishnan, Nalanchira Bathani Ashram Fr. Eldo Baby OIC, Thiruvananthapuram Chinmaya Mission Swami Abhayananda, Nurul Islam University Vice Chairman M. S. Faisal Khan, Cultural Welfare Fund Board Chairman K. Madhupal, A.A. Rasheed Chairman, State Minority Commission, State Disability Commission Commissioner Panchapakesan N, former MP Peethambara Kurup, Kerala Mahila Sangh Secretary and former MLA E.S. Bijimol, K.S. Shabarinathan, BJP State Vice President, C. Shivankutty, BJP National Executive Committee Member Karamana Jayan, BJP State Secretary Adv.S. Suresh, Muslim League State Committee Member Prof. Dudhakal Jamal, former DCC, Kollam President Adv. Bindu Krishna, Janata Dal National General Secretary Anu Chacko, Kollam District Muslim League President Adv. Naushad Yunus, Orthodox Church Fr. Samuel Karukail, St. John’s Medical Village Director Fr. Syrian Church Fr Abraham Thomas, Sharada College of Nursing Coordinator Sreekumari Amma, BJP State Secretary Adv. JR Padmakumar, Fr. Luke T. Panicker of Ullur Orthodox Church, Brahmachari Jayaram Sivaram of Neyyar Dam Sivanandashram, St. Thomas Chaplain Rev. Mathew K. John, Karunalayam Mother Superior Sister Merin, Thiruvananthapuram CSI. South Kerala Diocese Secretary ER. TT Praveen, Rashtriya Janata Dal State General Secretary Salim Madavoor, Thiruvananthapuram District, BJP Secretary M. Balamurali, Vamanapuram Block Vice President Adv. S.M Razi, Child Welfare Committee, Chairperson, Adv. Shanifa Begum, SNDP Secretary Chuzhal Nirmalan, Thiruvananthapuram DCC Vice President Adv.M. Munir, Neyyatinkara Yuva Morcha Vice President B.L. Ajesh, K.P.C.C. Minority Committee Chairman Adv. Nair, Social worker Dr. Maria Oommen, Travancore Devaswom Board Temple Advisory Committee President S. Ajoy Kumar, RJD State Vice President Naushad Thottukara, Manickal Gram Panchayat Welfare Standing Committee Chairperson R. Sahirath Bivi, Potehncode Gram Panchayat Standing Committee Chairman Abhin Das S, Manickal Gram Panchayat Development Affairs Standing Committee Chairman M. Anilkumar, Vamanapuram Block Panchayat Member K. Sajeev, Manickal Gram Panchayat Member Koliyacode Mahindran, Ptoehncode Gram Panchayat Member Varna Latish, C.P. I. Venjarammudu Area Committee Secretary E.A. Saleem, Former Special Secretary (LO) Govt. of Kerala Adv.Sheela R Chandran, District Child Protection Officer Chitralekha S, Santhigiri Santhimahima Coordinator Brahmachari Aravind P, Koliyacode Mohanan, Muslim League District Committee Member A.M. Rafi, Congress, Nedumangad Constituency Committee Member K. Kirandas, CPI. Nedumangad Constituency Committee Member M.A. Shukur, BJP Pothencode Mandal Committee President K. Vijayakumar, Kerala Congress (M) State Committee Secretary Shofi K, Poolanthara T Manikandan Nair, Santhigiri Matrumandalam Convener Vineetha T. V, Santhigiri Vidyabhavan Higher Secondary School Teacher Ambili Srirag, Santhigiri Gurumahima Coordinator Pratibha S.S. and Santhigiri Gurumahima Coordinator Vandita Lal will participate. in the function. Santhigiri Ashram Advisory Committee Adviser (Communications) Sabir Tirumala will register the vote of thanks.
The 39th Sannyasa Deeksha Anniversary will be concluded with Deepa Pradakshinam at 6 pm.