As a part of the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Memorial, Vadodara organised a State Level Essay Competition on “The Problems of Modern Youth and Swami Vivekananda” in English and Gujarati for college students. 995 students of about 125 colleges of Gujarat participated. Out of these students, one hundred students were selected based on the merit of the essays written by them. They were invited to write essay on the same subject under supervision at Vadodara. Three students were selected based on their performance and were given prizes in the Youth Convention organised on January 12, 2013. Dr. (Smt.) Mrunalini Devi Puar, Chancellor, the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda was the Chief Guest. She shared her personal experience as to how she got inspiration from the books of Swami Vivekananda and Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi while she was a student. Prizes were distributed by her to the following winners.

  • 1 st Prize (1) Ku. Jyotsna J Vadhavana of Mahila College, Veraval
  • 2 nd Prize (2) Ku. Roshni S Patel of Shrirang Shikshan Mahavidyalaya, Billimora
  • 3 rd Prize (3) Ku. Maitrayee Kulkarni of Govt. Physiotherapy College, Surat