Essay On Sister Nivedita
Sister Nivedita is well known throughout India as the disciple of Swami Vivekananda. She born on 28 October 1867 in Ireland, her father name was Samuel Noble, an English engraver and minister of New Church and mother Mary Isabel Noble. She studied at Halifax university and had philosophical thoughts since her childhood. Her father influenced her in the way of servicing to mankind and poor patients. She had the engagement with Welsh youth, however, he died soon after the engagement. The event made her deep lamentation and wanted to carry her life to serve the humankind.
Sister Nivedita Interaction With Swami Vivekananda
After the Chicago Speech, Swami Vivekananda came to London to give speeches on religion and 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 their views on various religious concepts. The impressed Sister Nivedita became the disciple to Swami Vivekananda. So far She decided to go to India to service the poor people and wanted to educate the children in slum areas. In 1898 she traveled to Calcutta now Kolkata, changed her name as Nivedita which means ‘Dedicated to God’. As soon as she came to most slum areas town Calcutta, founded a girl’s school to educate the poor girls. Hence, she recruited some other teachers to give primary education to the children.
In 1899 she founded a nursed centre to give first aid to the poor patients. She actively supported the Indian nationalism and introduced ‘Vandemataram’ 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 Ramakrishna Mission with then-president Swami Brahmananda. During her participations in the Ramakrishna Mission, she met Sarada Devi, the spiritual consort of Ramakrishna on 17 March 1898. The austere life of Sarada Devi made a lot of influenced on Sister Nivedita to lead a simple life and servicing the poor.
Sister Nivedita Death:
The efforts made her a great spiritual leader in the hearts of the Indian people. Though the Indian society adopted her as their own sister. Her services to the poor and interest to educate the poor girls was a symbol, how her intensity for the better Indian society. Such a great philosopher, writer, social reformer left us on 13 October 1911 at the age of 43.