Essay On Sister Nivedita
Sister Nivedita is well known throughout India as the disciple of Swami Vivekananda. She was born on 28 October 1867 in Ireland; her father’s name was Samuel Noble, an English engraver and minister of New Church, and her mother was Mary Isabel Noble. She studied at Halifax university and had philosophical thoughts since her childhood. Her father influenced her in the way of servicing humanity and poor patients. She had an engagement with a Welsh youth. However, he died soon after the meeting. The event made her deep lamentation, and she wanted to carry her life to serve humankind.
Sister Nivedita’s Interaction With Swami Vivekananda
After the Chicago Speech, Swami Vivekananda came to London to give speeches on the religion and the glory of Hinduism. In 1895 Sister Nivedita came across Swami Vivekananda. Then she raised many questions to Vivekananda, which had been squeezing her thoughts for a long time. In the back, she received satisfied answers from Swamiji. Then Swami Vivekananda influenced her a lot, and both exchanged views on various religious concepts. The impressed Sister Nivedita became the disciple of Swami Vivekananda. So far, She decided to go to India to serve the poor and wanted to educate the children in slum areas. In 1898 she travelled to Calcutta, now Kolkata, and changed her name to Nivedita, which means’ ‘Dedicated to G’d’. As soon as she came to most slum areas town Calcutta, she founded a girls’ school to educate the poor girls. Hence, she recruited other teachers to give primary education to the children.
In 1899 she founded a nurse centre to give first aid to poor patients. She actively supported Indian nationalism and introduced’ ‘Vandematar’m’ as the prayer song.
As the disciple of Swami Vivekananda, she had a close association with the Ramakrishna Mission. Even she worked to spread the prime principles of Swami Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. She actively participated in the activities of the Ramakrishna Mission with then-president Swami Brahmananda. During her participation in the Ramakrishna Mission, she met Sarada Devi, the spiritual consort of Ramakrishna, on 17 March 1898. The austere life of Sarada Devi had a lot of influence on Sister Nivedita to lead a simple life and serve the poor.
Sister Nivedita Death:
Their efforts made her a great spiritual leader in the hearts of the Indian people. However, Indian society adopted her as their sister. Her services to the poor and interest in educating the poor girls symbolised her intensity for a better Indian culture. Such a great philosopher, writer, and social reformer left us on 13 October 1911 at 43.