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ITANAGAR, Dec 08: Along with the rest of the world, Arunachal Pradesh is going to celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda with the theme “Wake Up Bharat ! Enlighten The World” from January 12, 2013 to January 12, 2014.

A State-level celebration organizing committee has already been formed with a renowned social worker Nabam Atum as its president. Other members of the committee include joint director of Higher and Technical Education J Padu, Rinchen Dorjee,(Prant Sanyojak), Adv. Pritam Taffo, (organizing secretary), Leki Phuntso (Publicity secretary) and Dr V. N. Sharma, State Liaison Officer, NSS, director of higher and technical education, (Assistant publicity secretary).

Briefing the media persons about the hectic preparation for the year long celebration, Taffo through a powerPoint presentation  informed that  45  district and block level Ayahojan Samities (organizing committees) have been formed in Arunachal Pradesh to celebrate the birth anniversary of Swamiji in a grand manner.

The  celebration aims at spreading the message of Swami Vivekananda to all the section of our society. “Swamiji was a revolutionary thinker who triggered the renaissance of the Indian nationalism. He emphasized on the awaking of the masses without any hurting the faith and belief system.

With the view of promoting social harmony the committee has  targeted mainly five segments (panchamukhi)  of the society, namely i) Yuva Shakti,  ii) Prabuddh Bharat, iii) Gramayan, iv) Samvardhini and v) Asmita during its year long celebration.

Nabam Atum, state organizing committee president appealed all section of the people of the state to join the celebration irrespective of their caste, creed and religious belief.

Addressing  the mediapersons, Prant Pramukh of Vivekananda Kendra Arunachal Pradesh Dr Joram Begi, also the director of Higher  and  Technical  education hoped that the celebration will provide ample opportunity for the youth of the state to  motivate themselves in right direction.

“While Arunachal Pradesh is passing through a transitional period, its youth force is not properly guided or motivated,” Begi, who is also national level celebration committee member said and adding ‘celebration is a great opportunity for us to take care of our youth.” Dr J Padu, Leki Phuntso, R Dorjee and V N Sharma also spoke on the occasion. All of them appealed to  the people of the state and media in particular to  play pivotal role in spreading the message and teachings of Swami Vivekananda in order to the wake up Bharat  to ever new heights.

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