Saturday, August 5, 2023
Friday, August 4, 2023
युवा नेतृत्व विकास अभियान के द्वितीय चरण में आज गौतम बुद्ध महिला कॉलेज गया में एक दिवसीय कार्यशाला तीन ओंकार, शांति पाठ से पूर्वाह्न 11 बजे शुरू हुआ। तत्पश्चात कॉलेज के प्राचार्य डॉक्टर जावेद अशरफ ने स्वामी विवेकानंद और ओम के चित्र पर पुष्पांजलि अर्पित कर दीप प्रज्जवलित किया और अपने उद्बोधन में युवाओं को आह्वान किया कि आप सब भावी एवम उज्जवल भारत के कर्णधार स्वयं को निर्मित करते हुए देश के उत्थान में महती भूमिका निभाएं। युवाओं को चार गणों में बांटकर खेल, देश भक्ति गीत का अभ्यास ,सूर्य नमस्कार, सफल जीवन और सार्थक जीवन, आपका जीवन उद्देश्य विषय पर चर्चा के माध्यम से कार्यशाला में उनके व्यक्तित्व के विकास के कौशल सिखाए गए। कार्यशाला में गया कॉलेज, जगजीवन कॉलेज, गौतम बुद्ध महिला कॉलेज, संजय गांधी महिला कॉलेज से प्रथम चरण में आयोजित ' शाश्वत प्रेरणा स्त्रोत स्वामी विवेकानंद ' पर आधारित वस्तुनिष्ठ परीक्षा से चयनित 47 युवा छात्र - छात्राएं ( 35 छात्राएं और 12 छात्र ) भाग लिए। कुल 88 छात्रों ने इस अभियान के लिए निबंधन कराया था। इस द्वितीय चरण से चयनित करीब 20 छात्र - छात्राएं तृतीय चरण में आयोजित पांच दिवसीय आवासीय व्यक्तित्व विकास शिविर जो पूरे बिहार - झारखंड से 150 युवाओं के लिए भागलपुर में आयोजित होगा, उसमे भाग लेंगे। कार्यशाला का संचालन युवा नेतृत्व विकास अभियान के प्रांत संयोजक श्री संजय किशोर तथा अध्यक्षता गया नगर सह संचालक प्रो0 शिवशंकर गुप्ता ने किया संचालन मंडली में रांची नगर संगठक श्री चिराग परमार, चांडिल कार्यस्थान संगठक श्री गुलशन कुमार, नगर प्रमुख श्री मती वीणा गुप्ता, सह नगर प्रमुख श्री मती मंजू गुप्ता, कार्यपद्धति सह प्रमुख श्री मती सुनीता कांधवे, भजन प्रभारी श्री मती सरोज गुप्ता, जहानाबाद नियोजित नगर प्रभारी श्री अभय कुमार ,कार्यकर्ता सुनिधि तथा वंदे भारत मिशन गया के युवा कार्यकर्ता श्री विवेक,श्री अंकित कुमार, श्री राहुल कुमार ,श्री आदित्य आकाश ,श्री शिवाश्री नयंसी ,व्यवस्था मंडली में व्यवस्था प्रमुख श्री सुरेश प्रसाद, दैनिक योग वर्ग प्रभारी श्री गणेश प्रसाद रहे।
श्री मती प्रियंका सिन्हा व्याख्याता गौतम बुद्ध महिला कॉलेज और श्री मती उषा ओझा व्याख्याता संजय गांधी महिला कॉलेज की विशेष उपस्थिति इस एक दिवसीय कार्यशाला में रही।
कार्यशाला का समापन श्री मती मंजू गुप्ता द्वारा शांति मंत्र से हुआ।
Thursday, August 3, 2023
The Delhi Branch of Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari started a youth leadership development program named Young India: Know Thyself: A leadership Development program in 2017. This year (2022), the program has reached its sixth season. Shri Nikhil Yadav, Prant Yuva Pramukh, Vivekananda Kendra, Uttar Prant informed that in 2022, more than a thousand students from Delhi University attended the day-long orientation workshop of YIKT. Most of these students were Undergraduates since the program is designed for youth ages 16 and 23. Students from several Delhi University colleges from across campuses have participated in this program. Some of the leading participants are from Miranda House, Bhagini Nivedita, Deshbandhu, Daulat Ram, Swami Sharadhanand, PGDAV (Morning and Evening college), Maharaja Agrasen College, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Morning and Evening), Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Janki Devi Memorial College, Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied for Women, Ramjas, among others.
Most of these orientations were held at Vivekananda Kendra Chanakyapuri, New Delhi center. At the same time, some of these orientations got organized on college campuses. These orientations (workshops) are designed to introduce the younger generation to the ideas of Swami Vivekananda. Each orientation (workshop) lasts four hours and includes Geet, several games, skit preparation, presentation, group discussion (GD), and presentation.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
एक विचार लो। उसे अपना जीवन बना लो। उसके बारे में सोचो उसके सपने देखो, उस विचार को जीओ। अपने मस्तिष्क, मांसपेशियों, नसों, शरीर के हर हिस्से को उस विचार में डूबो दो और बाकी सभी विचारों को किनारे रख दो। यही सफल होने का तरीका है। स्वामी विवेकानन्द के इस विचार से विश्व में महान व्यक्तित्वों का निर्माण हुआ है। कार्य करते समय केवल कार्य का चिंतन करना और परिणाम को ईश्वर के चरणों में समर्पित करने का भाव रखना ही जीवन में न केवल सफलता प्राप्त होती है अपितु चिंता एवं तनाव भी दूर रहता है। उक्त विचार विवेकानन्द केन्द्र कन्याकुमारी राजस्थान के प्रान्त कार्यपद्धति प्रमुख डाॅ. स्वतन्त्र शर्मा ने क्षेत्रीय शिक्षा संस्थान, अजमेर के बी.एस.सी. बीएड के विद्यार्थियों को त्रिदिवसीय योग सत्र के समापन के अवसर पर व्यक्त किए। उन्होंने व्यक्तित्व के पांच आयामों की व्याख्या करते हुए कहा कि हमारे अस्तित्व के पांच भाग होते हैं जिसमें पहला शरीर होता है तथा दूसरा उसे चलाने वाली ऊर्जा जिसे प्राण कहते हैं। तीसरा इस प्राण का स्रोत मन होता है तथा चैथा मन को दिशा देने वाली शक्ति बुद्धि होती है। पांचवा और अंतिम आयाम इन चारों के योग से बनता है जिसे आनन्द कहते हैं और यही योग का अंतिम लक्ष्य है।
Friday, March 24, 2023
Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya M.H.S.S., Vivekanandapuram celebrated Sports Day at the school premises on 24-03-2023 at 2.30 p.m. in which 1100 students participated. The Chief Guest of the programme was Sri. N. Pradeep Chandru, the founder and C.E.O. of Mafiree and founder of Miru Sports. The program started with invocation song by the students of Class V. E.Abishek of VIII C hosted the programme and J.S.Sri Varshini of VIII A presented the welcome address. R.Rashmitha of VIII A presented a brief speech on the importance of the day.
The Chief Guest Sri.N.Pradeep Chandru was a former student of V.K.V. In his address, he shared some of his school life experiences and insisted all the students to develop the ‘Never quit’ attitude. Also, he advised the students to play well and have a healthy life. After that, the Chief Guest distributed prizes to all the winners. Smt. K.R.Ishwarya, Teacher read out the prize list of winners. N. Nadasha of VIII B delivered the vote of thanks and the programme was concluded with Kendra Prarthana.
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
विवेकानंद केंद्र जोधपुर शाखा द्वारा आयोजित नवसंवत्सर 2080 के स्वागत कार्यक्रम में आयुर्वेद विशेषज्ञ डॉ. नवनीत दाधीच, सहायक प्राध्यापक - डॉ राधाकृष्णन आयुर्वेद महाविद्यालय करवड़,जोधपुर - ने उपस्थित योग साधकों को आयुर्वेद के स्वास्थ्य के नियमों की जानकारी देते हुए नए वर्ष में भारतीय संस्कृति के आयुर्वेद पर आधारित अनुशासित मिताहार का संकल्प लेने का आवाहन किया। डॉ. दाधीच ने "भारतीय संस्कृति और आयुर्वेद" इस विषय पर मार्गदर्शन देते हुए बताया कि भारत का आयुर्वेद स्वास्थ्य के लिए सर्वोत्तम है। यह जानकारी विवेकानंद केंद्र के संपर्क प्रमुख पंकज व्यास ने दी। कार्यक्रम का प्रारंभ नव वर्ष निमित्त तिलक कर ओमकार प्रार्थना के पश्चात सह युवा प्रमुख संजय देव द्वारा वक्ता परिचय से हुआ। डॉ. दाधीच के प्रेरक मार्गदर्शन के लिए विभाग प्रमुख प्रेम रतन सोतवाल ने स्मृति चिन्ह और साहित्य देकर धन्यवाद ज्ञापन दिया। कार्यक्रम में प्रकल्प संगठक दीपक खैरे, युवा प्रमुख श्याम मालवीय, कार्य पद्धति प्रमुख गौरव शर्मा, योग वर्ग प्रमुख भगवान पंवार, स्वाध्याय प्रमुख हिम्मत सिंह, आईटी प्रमुख अनमोल शर्मा, नगर समिति सदस्य प्रकाश भाटी, रवि गुप्ता,साहित्य मनीष राठौड़, तरुण जी, अंबालाल, अमिता बोहरा, अनीता बोराणा, आयुषी भूतड़ा उपस्थित थे।
Saturday, March 18, 2023
The Honorable President of Bharat Draupadi Murmu Ji visited the Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Ramayana Darshanam on 18/3/2023.
"Visiting the iconic Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a memorable experience for me. I marvel at the greatness of the late Eknath Ranade Ji who was behind the building of the spiritually charged complex. I feel blessed to have a feel of the great ennobling mission of Swami Vivekananda in this place.
I appreciate the devotion of the people who are spreading the message of Swamiji through the activities of Vivekananda Kendra." - Drapadi Murmu (Hon. President of India, 18.03.2023)
Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Vallioor celebrated Mathru Pooja at the school premises on March 18, 2023 at 10.30 a.m. 75 parents of the class X students of the school participated in the celebration.
The programme started with the prayer song by Teacher Mrs. Bavani. Vice President of Nanguneri Mrs. Natchiyar presided over the function as the Chief Guest. The Chief Guest lit the lamp and followed by her, The Principal and the parents of the students lit the lamp. Welcome address was delivered by Teacher Mrs. Subbulakshmi. One of the teachers of the school Mrs. Devi led the Mathru Pooja. The students followed the mantra chanted by her and did Paatha pooja to their parents.
Teacher Mrs. Muthulakshmi delivered a speech about Mathru Pooja. The Chief Guest Mrs. Natchiyar also addressed the gathering. The Principal Sri. Muthukrishnan Ji presented a memento to the Chief Guest. Teacher Mrs. Subha Maharasi delivered the vote of thanks and the programme was concluded with Kendra Prarthana. Prasadam was arranged for all the participants. The programme was well organised by The Correspondent Sri. S. K. Subramanian Ji and The Principal Sri. T. Muthukrishnan Ji.
Friday, March 17, 2023
On 17.3.2023 Friday, performed UTSARGA programme in Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya- Kallubalu for class X students. The programme began with prayer, Pratah smaran and Agni hotra by Ma. Lalita Didi. Students with their parents offered Ahuti to the fire and offered flowers to the Goddess Saraswati and Swami Vivekananda Shri S. Muralidharan ji, HOD Sanskrit , professor -Sheshadripuran Degree College - Bengaluru , Sri Vishwambara Charan Das Prabhu ji- ISKCON , Sri .Ishan Surya sir , well wisher of Vivekananda Kendra were the Chief Guests .Sri Irappa sir welcomed all and introduced the Chief Guests followed by Ishan Surya sir's speech on the importance of the day.
Sri. Muralidharan ji spoke on the Quotes ' Shraddaavan Labhate Jnanam '., 'Eakam Sat Vipra Bahudha Vadanti ' .and Take up one idea, make that idea your life'. Sri Vishwambara ji discussed on Sri Krishnarjuna conversation and Santana Dharma. Few students and parents shared their experiences.
Chief Guests handed over the Memento to the students and blessed them. Programme was concluded with Shanti manthra. Prasadam was provided to all after the programme. Total attended 98.
at 11:40 AM
Thursday, March 2, 2023
VENUE : Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya M.H.S.S., Vivekananadapuram
CHIEF GUEST : Dr.S.Sreelatha, Assistant Professor of English, SreeAyyappa College for Women, Chunkankadai
SPECIAL GUEST: Smt.Thanalakshmi, TamilnaduVibhagPramuk. Sus.RadhaDidi, DakshinPrantSangatak
The Program was hosted by Smt.Regila.
The program was initiated with an invocation song by Smt.S.D.Devi
The welcome address was presented by Smt.KrishnaKumari.
The importance of the day was delivered by Smt.K.Saranya.
I.Suganya who won the 1st prize in singing competition sang a beautiful song.
The key points of Chief Guest’s address;
Mother’s sacrifice is the highest of all sacrifices.
Every mothers must know the benefits of healthy food.
Mothers must teach their children the good habits, reading and chanting prayers.
The prizes were distributed to the winners of the mother’s day competitions.
The key points of Special Guest’s address, Smt.Thangalakshmi
According to our culture, we say “Matha, Pitha, Guru and Deivam”. Mother is the superior to all.
Mother’s duty is to teach her child the good deeds.
They should develop the patriotism
We should be an example for others.
Vote of thanks was proposed by Smt.PalaniPriya.
The program was concluded with ‘Shanti Mantra’.
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Vivekananda Kendra, RT Nagar branch organized temple cleaning seva at Ananda Lingeshwara temple of Sumangali Seva Ashrama, Cholanayakanahalli, Hebbal. 27 Karyakarthas were involved in the work.
Vivekananda Kendra, RT Nagar branch organized temple cleaning activity at Ananda Lingeshwara temple of Sumangali Seva Ashrama, Cholanayakanahalli, Hebbal.
27 karyakartas (20 children and 7 adults) joined hands for this punya karya and cleaned the whole premises of the temple within one and half hours.
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
58 people participated in the Spiritual Retreat Camp conducted by Vivekananda Kendra from 21st to 28th February 2023 at Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari.
Vivekananda Kendra conducted Spiritual Retreat Camp from 21st to 28th February 2023 at Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari. Total number of 58 participants consisting of 30 brothers and 28 sisters participated from 9 states of Bharat and from France. The camp was conducted both in Hindi and English.
The camp was conducted both in Hindi and English. 39 participants enrolled for Hindi and rest 19 for English. The organizing team consisted of 14 Karyakartas from Arunachal Prant lead by Sri Ravi Sharma ji, All India Yoga Pramukh of Vivekananda Kendra.
The camp started at 6:30 p.m. on 21st February with Bhajan Sandhya followed by the inaugural session. Mananeeya Rekha Davey Didi, Joint General Secretary of Vivekananda Kendra gave the inaugural address. The participants were grouped into six ganas (teams) and the names of the Ganas were Maharshi Patanjali, Maharshi Valmiki, Maharshi Vasistha, Maharshi Aurobindo, Thakur Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda.
Breathing exercises, loosening, Surya Namaskar and various Asanas were taught during Yogasana and Pranayama Sessions. Cyclic meditation, Omkar mediation and relaxation techniques were taught during the afternoon yoga classes.
Lectures on various topics such as Concept of Spirituality, Bhakti Yoga, Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Vivekananda Kendra, Messages from Upanisadas, Karma Yoga, Dharma Rakshati Rakshataha, Swami Vivekananda, Happiness Analysis, Prarthana were delivered in Baudhik sessions. Group discussions were conducted on various topics followed by the presentations on the respective topics.
All participants involved themselves in manual works like cleaning their dormitories and surrounding, meeting hall etc. during Sharma Sanskara every day. Many Mantras and Geets were taught and practiced during Abhayas sessions. For the emotional development, devotional songs were sung during Bhajan Sandhya (Evening Prayer). Action songs, collective games and inspirational incidents from the life of Ma. Eknath ji were integral parts of Prerana Se Punorutthan.
On 24th February, the whole team visited Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Ramayana Darshanam, Bharat Mata Mandir, Gramodoya Park, Arise Awake pictorial exhibition and Gangotri in Vivekanandpuram campus.
The concluding program was started at 11:30 a.m. on 28th February. Dr. Debashis, Shibir Pramukh presented the camp report and a few participants shared their experiences. All India President of Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Vivekananda Kendra Mananeeya Sri Balakrishnan Ji graced the occasion and advised all participants to work for society and humanity. He appealed them to get themselves involved in various service activities of Vivekananda Kendra at their respective localities.
The camp was concluded with Kendra Prarthana at 12:30 p.m.
विवेकानंद केंद्र कन्याकुमारी की अजमेर शाखा द्वारा आज 28 फरवरी 2023 को क्षेत्रीय शिक्षा संस्थान अजमेर के M.Ed एवं B.Ed कक्षा के विद्यार्थियों के लिए योग परिचय सत्र का आयोजन किया गया। इस योग परिचय सत्र का उद्देश्य विद्यार्थियों में नई शिक्षा नीति के तहत पाठ्यक्रमों में योग शिक्षा का जुड़ाव एवं उसके प्रैक्टिकल एप्लीकेशन को लेकर के रहा।
प्रांत कार्यपद्धति प्रमुख डॉ स्वतंत्र शर्मा ने उपस्थित 78 विद्यार्थियों को प्रारंभिक श्वसन के अभ्यास एवं लूजनिंग प्रैक्टिस इसके अभ्यास कराए। इसके उपरांत लघु शवासन के अभ्यास के साथ योग एक जीवन पद्धति एवं उसके विभिन्न आयामों को लेकर सूक्ष्म चर्चा की।
योग केवल शारीरिक अभ्यास ना होकर मन को शांत करने की क्रिया है तथा योग अर्थात जोड़ना अर्थात एक रूप हो जाना। व्यष्टि से समष्टि तक जोड़ने की प्रक्रिया योग है तथा योग का आचरण हमारी भारतीय संस्कृति का मूल मंत्र है इस मंत्र को भविष्य के राष्ट्र निर्माता होने के नाते एक शिक्षक को जानना बहुत आवश्यक है।
इन विचारों के साथ ही योग परिचय सत्र में विद्यार्थियों ने अपना उत्साह प्रदर्शित किया और आगामी मार्च-अप्रैल और मई में विशेष योग सत्रों के आयोजनों को लेकर योजना बनाने का भी संकल्प भी लिया।
इस अवसर पर शिक्षा अधिष्ठाता प्रोफेसर आयुष्मान गोस्वामी का भी आशीर्वाद प्राप्त हुआ। व्यवहारिक प्रशिक्षण में युवा प्रमुख श्रीअंकुर प्रजापति का सहयोग रहा
Sunday, February 26, 2023
Vivekananda Kendra Vedantic Application of Yoga and Management, Solapur conducted Maharashtra State Level Trainer Training Workshop of ‘Let’s Play Exam! Exam!!’ (PDHH - Pariksha De Hanste Hanste) from 23rd to 26th February, 2023. Totally 15 people consisting of 8 sisters and 7 brothers participated in this training workshop and the organizing team consisted of 12 karyakarthas.
After registration, the workshop was inaugurated on 23rd February, 2023 at 4 p.m. Jeevanvrati Karyakartha of Kendra Aadharneeya Pranjali Tai Yelikar elucidated the importance and necessity of this workshop and advised the participants to take part in the regular activities of Kendra. She also threw light upon the topic ‘Amrit Parivar’.
The inaugural programme was moderated by Jayashree Tai Mimansi. Meena Tai Deshpande gave an introduction to the workshop. Prayers and songs were led by Maithili Tai. The trainees were formed into two groups namely 'Satatya (Continuity)' and 'Anushasan (Discipline)'.
Yoga, Prayer, Patriotic songs, Games, Bhajan Sandhya, ritual classes, Hanuman Chalisa chanting, Group Discussion and presentation were part of the daily schedule of the workshop. Participants actively participated in all the events of the workshop.
The topics covered in the workshop were Brainstorming and Exams, Why? Why Fear Exams?, Confidence, Memory, Concentration, Energy Chakra, Emotional Defocusing, etc. The organizers explained to the participants about the requirements to start and conduct the PDHH workshop at their own localities.
The training workshop was concluded at 11.30 a.m. Shri Madgonda Dada Pujari, Maharashtra Prant Karyapaddhati Pramukh guided the participants on how to incorporate the values learned from PDHH training into Amrit Parivar. The concluding programme was organized by the trainees. Overall the workshop was very well organized and successfully concluded with everyone's cooperation.
Vivekananda Kendra organised International Yoga Sastra Sangamam from 24th to 26th February 2023 at Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari. 419 Yoga enthusiasts from 16 states of Bharat, from Singapore, Bali and Afghanistan participated in the Conference.
Vivekananda Kendra organised International Yoga Sastra Sangamam from 24th to 26th February 2023 at Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari. Total number of 419 participants consisting of 212 men and 207 women participated from 16 states of Bharat, from Singapore, Bali and Afghanistan.
During this international conference 5 plenary sessions and 11 parallel sessions were held. 115 papers were presented by research scholars, PhD. Students, professors, Yoga teachers, Yoga practitioners and Yoga consultants. Swami Shivananda Babaji from Varanasi aged 127 years who is the recipient of Padmashree award was present in the Yoga Sastra Sangamam on 24th and 25th February. His Divine presence and Yogic life style was an inspiration and blessing to everyone. Presence of a living Yogi was an illustration of Yoga Sastra. The book containing the proceedings of the conference was released during the inaugural session.
The conference was co-organised with Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala and Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharmashala. There were delegates from leading universities, institutions and organizations. Conference was inaugurated by Swami Shivanandaji and graced by Mananeeya Balakrishnanji, President of Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Vivekananda Kendra and Mananeeya Nivedita Bhide Didi, Vice president of Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Vivekananda Kendra.
On all three days, Patanjali Homam was conducted at the Ushodaya time and concurrently Patanjali Ashtottaram and Yoga Sutras were chanted by the delegates. The beautiful soul elevating dance recital by the students of VKV Kanyakumari added the colour to the Conference. Some of the students and delegates demonstrated advanced Asanas. There were five winners out of the eleven delegates who participated in the Patanjali Yoga Sutra chanting competition.
Mananeeya Bhanudasji Dhakras, General Secretary of Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Vivekananda Kendra addressed the delegates in the valedictory function held on 26th February.
Friday, February 24, 2023
Vivekananda Kendra Madurai conducted Value camp for the class V students of T.V.S. Primary School Madurai on 24th February 2023 in two batches. Totally 250 students participated in the camp.
The schedule of the camp included patriotic songs, yoga practice, Aagnyas abhyas, video session, value games, story of Swami Vivekananda etc.
All the students enjoyed and learned many values from this camp and the school administration appreciated Kendra’s effort in moulding the children’s future.
Saturday, February 18, 2023
On 18.2.2023 Saturday Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya - Kallubalu celebrated Sri Rama Krishna Paramahamsa Jayanti with one of the most auspicious occasion of Mahashivarathri by performing Shivalinga Pooja. Life of Sri Rama Krishna was presented through PPT.
Importance of the day -Shivarathri, singing Bhajans, chanting shlokas on Shiva created a devotional atmosphere. All the students, parents , well-wishers and staff worshipped Lord Shiva by performing Pooja to Shivalinga with devotion.
Pooja was concluded with Shanti manthra. Prasad was distributed to all. Total attended 246.
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Thursday, February 16, 2023
On Thursday, February 16, 2023, Hansraj College of Delhi University organized a distinguished lecture titled " Influence of Swami Vivekananda on Indian Freedom Movement." The speaker for the program was Nikhil Yadav, Prant Yuva Pramukh, Vivekananda Kendra, Uttar Prant. Vrinda Khanna, secretary of the Eshwer Foundation, was the guest of honor of the program presided by Prof. Rama, respected principal of Hnasraj College.
Shri Nikhil Yadav, Prant Yuva Pramukh, Vivekananda Kendra, Uttar Prant said, "Swami Vivekananda (born Narendranath Dutta) was born in Kolkata on January 12, 1863, and was endowed with intense patriotism, spiritual commitment, and a genuine personality. Swamiji had a spiritual awakening in his youth after meeting his guru, Sri Ramakrishna. His guru also asked him to help people ("Shiva Bhave Jiva Seva – Service to God-incarnate as humanity.") Swamiji traveled throughout the country, getting to know the people and the land firsthand. He arrived in Kanyakumari after about five years of wandering as a monk, where he meditated on a rock for three days and nights (25,26,27 December 1892) on the country's past, present, and future. He discovered that the countrymen had lost their self-esteem, confidence, faith, and belief.
In 1893, he left for America to attend the World Parliament of Religions; despite several obstacles, he made it to the podium, where his opening speech on September 11, 1893, established him as a popular figure. An audience of thousands applauded for two minutes for Swami Vivekananda.
Swamiji spent approximately three and a half years after the Parliament preaching the ancient philosophy of Vedanta and Yoga in various parts of the United States, England, and other western countries.
In January 1897, he returned to India. He delivered lectures in various parts of India in response to the warm welcome and thronging audiences that greeted him everywhere, causing quite a firestorm throughout the country. On May 1, 1897, he also established the Ramakrishna Mission with the motto "ATMANO MOKSHARTHAM JAGAD HITAYA CHA," which translates as "For one's own salvation and the welfare of the world."
Swami Vivekananda's Influence on the Indian Freedom Movement
Shri Nikhil Yadav added, "Swami Vivekananda was the driving force behind the Indian Independence movement. He inspired many freedom fighters in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Sri Aurobindo, Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Hemchandra Ghosh, and Sister Nivedita. His speeches and writings inspired Indian youth to join the freedom movement. On the other hand, history and historians have portrayed him solely as a religious or spiritual leader. The lecture was attended by many students and faculty members of Delhi University.