Saturday, September 19, 2015

Yuva Mahotsav and Universal Brotherhood Day at Nagpur

Another great idea that the world wants from us today, the thinking part of Europe, nay, the whole world . . . is that eternal grand idea of the spiritual oneness of the whole universe.  - Swami Vivekananda   

Swami Vivekananda carried the message of our Motherland to the whole world. Eternal message of our motherland is 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam'. The message of brotherhood. In this modern age he delivered the message in most powerful words. West was very haapy and eager to receive the message.

To commemorate Swamiji's speech at Chicago, Vivekananda Kendra celebrates Universal Brotherhood Day on 11th September.

This year a week long programme for youth was conducted by Nagpur branch of Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari. Inspiring thoughts of Swami Vivekananda were taken to youth through the competitions like elocution, P Pt/Cliptivity presentation, Bharatiya Samskruti Pariksha and Street Play. The whole event was planned by young karyakartas of Nagpur branch. From their discussion sprang up an innovative idea of Cliptivity ( a short message giving film ) competition and it got very good response. Towards the end of the week a 2 days workshop was organized on the subjects 'Be a Hero' on the 1st day and 'Be and Make' on the 2nd. Shri Sandeepkumar Salunkhe - an IRS officer - who is presently working as Deputy Director of NADT ( National Academy of Direct Taxes ) handled the sessions on both the days and boosted the spirit of the youth to excel in their personal career as well as to devote their time & energy for the society. 400 students from 30 colleges participated in these activities.       

Culmination of this week long activities was a programme organized on the occasion of Universal Bratherhood Day. Programme started with prayer followed by introductory remarks by Nagpur Nagar Sanchalak Dr Hedawoo, superintendent, Govt. Medical College. A song 'Dharma ke liye jiye . . . ' was sung by sanskar varga students. On this occasion Kendra Activities were introduced to the audience. The book DARSHAN DHYEYASAKTICHE brought out by Vivekananda Kendra Marathi Prakashan Vibhag depicting ma Eknathji's reminiscences in Marathi written by Shri Arun Karmarkar was published in the programme. Chief guest Shri Sandeepkumar Salunkhe emphasized on the importance of positive thinking and using the energies for the betterment of the society in his inspiring talk and video clips. Shri Sandeepkumarji, Dr Hedawoo and Nagpur Nagar Pramukh Sushri Gauri Kher distributed the prizes to the winners of the competitions. Mementoes were bestowed upon the young karyakartas of Kendra who have passed secondary and Higher Secondary Exams. The programme ended with vote of thanks and Shanti Mantra.

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