The Gold Medalists of the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda were felicitated in a solemn function organized by Vadodara centre of Ramakrishna Mission on Sunday, December 18, 2011. Shri Ashwini Kumar IAS, Municipal Commissioner of Vadodara advised the Gold Medalists to remember always that they were specially talented members of the society and as such they should concentrate not only on developing their own career but also feel and work for underprivileged sections of the society. Shri Bhagyesh Jha IAS, Secretary, Dept. of Youth, Sports and Cultural Activities, Govt. of Gujarat shared a personal experience of his life; when he went to his father to inform him that he had received Gold Medal, his father contrary to his expectation did not compliment him but told him that he will get the joy of his getting gold medal only when he completes reading all the volumes of the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda. He followed the advice of his father and got immensely benefited. He advised the students to read the books of Swami Vivekananda in order to get true success and happiness in life.

Earlier, Swami Nikhileswarananda, the Head of Vadodara centre of Ramakrishna Mission welcomed the guests, dignitaries, parents and the students and congratulated the students and gave tips on Time Management while urging them to spare at least one percent of their time for reading the inspiring books of Swami Vivekananda and for prayer and meditation.