Swami Vivekananda SardhShati Launching in ArunachalThe 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda (Swami Vivekananda Sardh Shati Samaroh) will be organised throughout the world in year 2013. During Swamiji’s life time & during first half of the following century Swamiji’s massages and life has awakened the nationalistic feeling, social reformation, Education and spiritual awareness. Swamiji farther inspired many persons to participate in freedom movement.During 1963, nation witnessed many nationalistic movements. This was the time when nation celebrated Swamiji’ birthday centenary. During this celebration nation came together and build Vivekananda Rock Memorial at the confluence of three seas and after that spirituality oriented service mission Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari came into existence. It functions through many Branch Centres and service projects.
Swami Vivekananda Sardh Shati Samaroh is third wave of such inspiring activity.
Swami Vivekananda, the foremost disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was the first Hindu missionary in modern times to go abroad and re-enunciate to the world, the message of the universal religion – Sanatana Dharma, an inclusive message which denounced no religion and rejected none. Swami Vivekananda was a staunch patriot, nation-builder, social scientist and a master organizer. He was the first to set in motion and ignite the forces of national revival and put in process the re-construction of the country, which was demoralized and whose energies were scattered by the alien rule. He laid the foundation for the regeneration of the nation by making it aware of its soul, Hindu Dharma.
Swamiji saw that the Bharat was regarded as the teacher of the world even during his worst period of the history. Bharat was worshipped as world teacher in the yore. Present world needs prosperity along with clear vision. If it is not guided by the high ideals it will go astray. Hence Bharat has to come forward with its spirituality to lead the world. Swamiji 150th birth anniversary is the most appropriate time to awaken and lead the world as spiritual leader of the world.
Intensive preparations are afoot throughout the length and breadth of our country to celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda from January 12, 2013 to January 12, 2014. Different organisations and also Governments are planning grand celebrations. People of Bharat have decided to join together and celebrate the great occasion. Today when the nation is at the crossroads, these celebrations present the most potent opportunity to rid the nation of its spiritual, intellectual, social, political and national lethargy and confusion.
Important social leaders, thinkers, admirers of Swami Vivekananda along with experienced volunteers of many service organisations and youth representatives have come together to form the “ Aayojan Samiti ” of Swami Vivekananda Sardh Shati Samaroh or "Swami Vivekananda 150th Birth Anniversary Organizing Committee" at the national level and also at regional level in 39 provinces. These committees have started contacting eminent intellectuals, youth icons, social and spiritual thought leaders, achievers in scientific, economic, administrative fields and many others to form "Swami Vivekananda Sardh Shati Samaroh Samiti" or "Swami Vivekananda 150th Birth Anniversary Celebration Committee" both at the National and state levels.
We are pleased to mention that Honorable Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Primarily Known as "Amma", Founder of Amritapuri Organisation has kindly consented to be the President, Honorable Dr. Subhash Kashyap, Former Secretary-General of 7, 8th 9th Lok Sabha and Lok Sabha Secretariat has kindly agreed to associate as honorary Chairman and Prof. Aniruddha Deshpande, Acadamecian, will work as a Secretary of the National level Samaroh Samiti. From Arunachal Pradesh His Eminence Guru Tulku Rinpoche of Tawang Monastry, agreed to associate as Petron, Dr. Joram Begi, Prant Pramukh of Vivekananda Kendra Arunachal Pradesh, also the Director Higher & Technical Education and Mrs. Anshu Jamsenpa, Mountaineer will be the Member in the National level Samaroh Samiti.
Prant Aayojan Samiti (State Organizing committee) is having Prant Sanyojak (State Organizer), Sah Sanyojak (Co-organizer), 5 Pramukh (Heads) of 5 Aayam (Dimensions) For Youth, Women, Intellectual, Village & Janajatis and 4 Pramukh for office works, literature, donation & publicity.
State constituted 43 Prant Aayojan Samities and 960 district level Aayojan Samities. 45 Aayojan Samities formed in Arunachal at district and block level. The important functions of the Samities to plan the activities and create an environment for the same. These committees will organize the year long celebrations.
Theme of the Celebrations
“What our country now wants are muscles of iron and nerves of steel, gigantic will which nothing can resist, which can penetrate into the mysteries and the secrets of the universe and will accomplish their purpose in any fashion, even it meant going down to the bottom of the ocean and meeting death face to face.” – Swami Vivekananda
1) Wake Up Bharat ! Enlighten The World !!
2) India to popularize the massage of Universal oneness to world, respect of diversity and universalize the message of immortality of soul.
3) Man making – Nation Building
Social co-existence is the purpose of Samaroh. We should carry the message of Swamiji’s ideas to various strata of the society. Swamiji had revolutionary ideas. He has ignited nationalism in Indians. He has awakened Sanatan Dharma without hurting the faith of the people.
Wake Up Bharat :
Today Bharat is the most ancient civilization with maximum youth population. We see that youth of Bharat is educated, well-placed and sincere. They want to know more and more about the country, its history and culture and also to serve the country whole heartedly. Service of the masses appeal to them. Swami Vivekananda had given the clarion call which had touched many young hearts who then jumped into the fire of freedom struggle for the independence of Bharat. Today when the youth is again poised for a take-off, the message of Swami Vivekananda would inspire them to take Bharat to ever new heights.
Enlighten the World :
Swami Vivekananda during the darkest period in the history of India saw India emerging as the teacher of the world. Ancient India was considered Jagat Guru by the world. Contemporary world requires a clear goal and destination materially prosperous and spiritually enlightened, if it is not to flounder on its way. It is not only in India's interest, but in world's interest that Bharat emerges as the leading light of the world. The 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda is the most appropriate occasion for India to prepare herself to rise as the Jagat-Guru and wake up to its potentialities and responsibilities and enlighten the world.
The celebrations aim at taking the message of Swami Vivekananda to all the sections of our society. Swamiji was the revolutionary thinker who triggered the renaissance of the Indian nationalism. He emphasized on the awakening of the masses without in any way hurting their faith in Sanatana Dharma. On his 150th Birth anniversary all the sections of the society are eager to participate spontaneously in the celebrations. With the view of promoting social harmony, the committee has planned Panchamukhi (five pronged) programmes under five segments to involve all the members of the society.
- Panchamukhi : Five segments
- Yuva Shakti – Awakening of dormant power (Concentration on students and youth below 40 years)
- Samvardhini – Expansion of ladies participation in all spheres of life.
- Prabudh Bharat – Social & thought movement, Purification of thought pattern of educated & elite group.
- Gramayan – motivating the self confidence and empowering the village folk who supported nations from the time immemorial.
- Asmita – Propagation and protection of Indigenous faith & culture of Indigenous people.
“My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation. Out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem like lions" This was the conviction Swami Vivekananda had. Today Bharat is the only country, with 55% of its population in the prime of their youth. Age old Bharat is ever young!! During the celebrations Vivekananda Yuva Mandali, Ingnited Youth forum, Vivekananda Clubs will be started by student and non student youth below the age of 40 years. They will organise programmes to promote सेवा (service),vkRefodkl(physical and mental development), अध्ययन(study), सुरक्षा (security) & lejlrk (social harmony). Samuhik Suryanamaskars in all cities and national level Essay competition will be organised in 2013
ll) Prabuddh Bharat :
Swami Vivekananda said, “They alone live who live for others; the rest are more dead than alive.”
The elites and the intellectuals have a great responsibility in Nation-building. To these thought leaders and opinion builders from all walks of life following programmes will be organized.
1 'Vimarsh' Lecture series on topical issues.
2. Yoga Pratimans (Training Modules based on Yoga) for senior executives, government officers, para military / defence services, School managements, religious place managements, Leaders of NGOs & Jana Pratinidhi like MPs, MLAs, Panchayat Presidents.
3. Seminars – State, National and International level seminars and conferences on various topics related to Swami Vivekananda, issues of Historical, Civilizational and Cultural importance and also topics of contemporary national and international relevance.
4. Involving Intellectuals to write articles in and give talk about Swami Vivekananda's man-making, character building message.
III) Gramayan :
"Let new India arise …….. Let her arise – out of the peasants' cottage, grasping plough; out of the huts of the fishermen,….. Let her spring from the grocer's shop, from beside the oven of the fritter seller. Let her emerge from groves and forests, from hills and mountains." Swami Vivekananda extolled in his lectures from Colombo to Almora. Village committees will be formed. They will organize programmes like - Bharat Mata Pujan, Mela. ^esjk xkWao esjk rhFkZ Long term projects to develop– xzke] foosd cLrh village free of untouchability, conversion, addiction, police/courts and dependence on chemical fertilizers.
IV) Samvardhini :
Swami Vivekananda said, “Without Shakti (Power) there is no regeneration for the world. Why is it that our country is the weakest and the most backward of all countries?-- because Shakti is held in dishonour here. .....Without the grace of Shakti nothing is to be accomplished. ” In order to preserve, protect and promote our culture through women and to increase their participation, programmes will be organized in different strata of our society to promote – सहभागिता (participation), सेवा (service), विकास (Development), संस्कृति (Culture) & सामंजस्य(harmony)
1. Dampati Sammelan – Full day or half a day conferences for couples focusing on participation of women for social regeneration and for that contribution of men at home and in society.
2. Shakti Sammelan of women with -
a) Exhibitions : “Bharateeya womanhood through the ages”, “Valorous women of Bharat” & “Women of achievement” in various fields.
b) Lectures and workshops on women participation.
V) Asmita :
"The fate of a nation depends upon the condition of the masses. Can you raise them? Can you give them back their lost individuality without making them lose their innate spiritual nature?" Challenged Swami Vivekananda.
For the Tribals, their cultural and religious tradition is their identity. It is a bond that keeps the community together and in tune with nature. If traditions are lost then the Janajati community loses its identity, its' moral values and also peace. They need support to move ahead in time, to develop through the cultural traditions. Therefore programmes will be organized, with the motto “Development through Culture” in the tribal areas to raise their self-confidence in themselves and in our culture and tradition. Focus of the programmes: “Loss of Faith, Loss of Culture and Loss of Culture, Loss of Identity.”
1. Conventions of Janajathi forums,
2. Village headmens' meetings,
3. Full support for Janjati festivals to strengthen their indigenous faith.
The Year Long Programme
25 December 2012 - Sankalp Divas – Gathering of Volunteers and to take personal resolve for our Motherland on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s three days meditation on the mid sea rocks at Kanyakumari.
12 January 2013 – Inaugural Function – Grand procession
18 February 2013 – Samuhik Surya Namaskar – 13 to 18 years of age
March to July 2013 – Gram and Grih Sampark – Total Contact 4 Crore
March – June 2013 – Prasikshan (Training)
- Ayojan Samitis of Prant and District
- Training of speakers (for all Ayams)
- Surya Namaskar – Teachers and Representatives of Class VIII to Class XII
- Samvardhini Ayam group
- Janajati Districts and Blocks–Coordinators of sports & Games
- Coordinators of Medical Camps
- Folk Artistes
- Bharat Jago Run – for Coordinators
August to November 2013 – Activities of all Ayams
Prabudh Bharat – Vimarsh – a study circle, National/State/District level Seminar/ Symposium, Yoga Pratiman for teachers & professionals/executives
Yuva Shakti - Yuva Sammelan, Programmes in Colleges, Competitions, Vivekananda Mandali
Samvardhini - Shakti Sammelan, Dampati sammelan, Kishori Shivir, Prabuddh Mahila Milan
Gramayan - Total Villages, Vivek Gram Prakalp, Gram Gaurav Program, Shram Sanskar Shivir,
Asmita - Games Competitions, Folk Songs, Traditional Dance & Drama, Exhibitions, Medical Camps
Publicity – request for articles to Reporter, Editors of Magazines & News papers, authors, columnist, poet, publication houses
Sahitya Seva (literature) – Leaflet, Coupon, Books – (1) Life and Message of Swami Vivekananda (ii) Bharat Jago! Vishwa Jagao!! (Wake up Bharat! Enlighten the world!!)
Sale of Publications – In Fairs, Mela, National and Local festivals.
15 November - 15 December 2013 – Chale Gaon Ki Oar – Serve village for 7 days (Seva Sadhana)
Medical camps in Janajati development blocks
Seva in needy localities of towns
Team of 2 or 3 members each to be formed to serve a village
25-26-27 December 2013 – Karyakarta Shivir in Kanyakumari
12 January 2014 – Concluding Function – Mera Bharat – Hamara Bharat – Samartha Bharat
1 April 2014 – State Samaroh Samiti meeting, Submission of audited accounts and dissolution of Samiti
Appeal for Participation
Swami Vivekananda, the great son of Mother Bharat who became hero of the whole world, proclaimed, "I do not see into the future; nor do I care to see. But one vision I see clear as life before me: that the ancient Mother has awakened once more, sitting on Her throne rejuvenated, more glorious than ever. Proclaim Her to all the world with the voice of peace and benediction."
His 150th Birth Anniversary is an occasion for all of us to contribute in the national yajna. Our offerings will facilitate the awakening of the whole humanity thus actualizing his Vision “Wake up Bharat! Enlighten the World!!”.