Jamshedpur: The 63rd Trishul Utsav and 118th birth anniversary of Swami Pranavananda, founder of Bharat Sevashram Sangha was celebrated on the premises of Bharat Sevashram Sangha in Sonari on Thursday.
The four-day celebrations organised by Bharat Sevashram Sangha began with the hoisting of a saffron flag by Swami Sashwatanand Maharaj , a senior monk and joint secretary of Bharat Sevashram Sangha.
Addressing mediapersons on the four-day celebration secretary of the sangha Sanatanand Maharaj said that secretary of the sangha’s international centres, Purntmanand Maharaj is attending the celebration for the first time.
The first day of the celebration saw a seminar on moral values to be addressed by Shukla Mahanty, pro vice-chancellor of Kolhan University. A Kathak dance performance was staged by a local troupe on the first day.
Another highlight of the celebration was a tribal conference which was attended by former deputy chief minister Sudhir Mahto, Sangram Besra, deputy development commissioner of Seraikela-Kharsawan, K Mahali, a former senior official of Uranium Corporation of India Limited ( UCIL) and Shankar Bhattacharya, associate professor, J B College, Mizoram.
Students of BSS Pranavananda Centenary Residential High School will stage cultural preformances on the second day. Moreover, a host of cultural performances will be staged by a troupe from Midnapore.
The secretary of the sangha appealed the people of the steel city attend the four day celebrations and make the event a grand success.