The students of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Kuporijo, Upper Subansiri district celebrated Universal Brotherhood day with great enthusiasm on 11th September. It was on this day in 1893 that Swami Vivekananda delivered an epoch making speech in the World Parliament of Religions at Chicago, USA. Other speakers spoke on the superiority of their own religions and sects, but it was Swami Vivekananda who won many hearts when he addressed the audience as “Sisters and Brothers of America” and emphasized on Universal Tolerance. Every year Vivekananda Kendra celebrates 11th September as Universal Brotherhood Day.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, DDSE Obuk Panor, advised the student community to respect their teachers and parents. He added that true education is achieved only when all that is learnt from the school is put to practice in real life. Panor also assured his full support to the school administration in furthering their aim of imparting quality education and all round development of the student community of the area.
The colourful cultural programme performed by the students of the school was witnessed by a large gathering of parents, well wishers and general public. Earlier the principal of the school Sri A. Krishnan welcomed all and also threw light on the achievement of the school.
The Universal Brotherhood Day was celebrated for the first time at VKV Kitpi, Tawang which has completed one month since its informal inauguration on 8th August 2011.
Parliamentary Secretary Tsewang Dhondup attended the function as the Chief Guest. He stressed upon the youths of the district to channelize their energy for positive and constructive approach. He advised the parents for contributing in their own way for innovative education and social responsibilities. He was greatly moved when the tiny little students performed various cultural programmes in front of parents of nearly 115 students. He also donated a PA system and assured all possible help in near future.
Dorjee Norbu, ZPM Tawang appreciated the service provided by the teachers for the students welfare. He opined such institution shall reap excellence in coming years. K.V Dineshan, Principal also spoke on the occassion.
Universal Brotherhood Day was celebrated in VKV Ziro with great enthusiasm.The programme was started by lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest, Sri D.K.Das , Additional Deputy Commissioner of Lower Subansiri District, Arunachal Pradesh. In the welcome speech, Sri Anand Mohan Mishra, Principal of VKV Ziro, spoke on the importance to work united as ‘TEAM ARUNACHAL’ to eradicate Illiteracy, Poverty, Inequality and Corruption from our beautiful pristine Arunachal Pradesh and contribute all that is possible for its progress and prosperity. It was followed by group song by class VI students. One Apatani song was also sung by class X girls. Sri Gunajit Bharali, Assistant Teacher of VKV Ziro spoke on the importance of the day. In his speech he stressed on the strength of patriotic fervour to make mother India as ‘Jagadguru’. Then followed Apatani dance performance, dramas based on mythological themes and Chicago Speech by Kr. Ligam Halley,class VI. In his speech, Sri D.K.Das , Chief Guest , spoke on the importance of Vedanta Philosophy and its influence in Indian culture. The programme was ended by the vote of thanks given by Sri Rudra Prasad Upadhyaya , Assistant Teacher , followed by Shanti Mantra.
Ref : http://www.vkendra.org/Universal-Brotherhood-Day-2011-Celebration-at-VKVs-Arunachal-Pradesh