We are assembled here this morning to formally constitute the National Level Committee for the Sardha shati celebration of Swami Vivekananda. A good deal of preparatory work has already been done for this national event. All the state level celebration committees have been formally constituted by this time. Today's meeting is the culmination of the efforts already taken at various levels, right from the Panchayat upwards. This is probably the first time that such a massive organised endeavour has been undertaken for the celebration of a historic event.