Top ten students of 10 th and 12 th std. of Gujarat Board were felicitated in the function held at Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Memorial, Vadodara on 22 nd June 2008. Prof. Ramesh Goyal, Vice Chancellor, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda was chief guest and Prof. S. M. Joshi, Pro- Vice Chancellor, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda was Guest of honor they advised the brilliant students to give due importance to character development along with career development and become enlightened citizens. Distribution of shields and prizes to students was done.
Swami Nikhileswaranandaji, the secretary of the Ramakrishna Mission, Vadodara urged upon students to march forward in achieving excellence on every sphere of life, since Swami Vivekananda had said, “Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached.” and requested them to make good use of a large number of inspiring books of Swami Vivekananda gifted to them by reading them and circulating them among their friends.