The Ashrama had conducted competitions on essay writing, drawing and painting, elocution and quiz on the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda for the students of primary and high schools in the city of Belgaum. We believe they help in propagating the character-building, strength-giving messages of Swami Vivekananda and will immensely benefit budding students. More than 450 students participated and 46 students won prizes. Books worth Rs. 4,000/- on Swami Vivekananda useful to the students were given as prizes.