The welcome and adoration that was given to the speeches of Swami Vivekananda during the parliament of Religions at Chicago made it clear that world is in need of the message of Bharat. Swami Vivekananda addressed the audience as ‘Sisters and Brothers of America ’ it had an electrifying effect on them. It was not merely a form of address but behind those words were the great spiritual strength of India. For the first time to western audience the message of Universal Brotherhood and its proper understanding was given by Swami Vivekananda. Therefore Mananeeya Eknathji wanted this day to be celebrated as Universal Brotherhood day.
Our honourable Chief Guest Sri. R.S.Sundar, Site Director of Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project lighted the lamp.
In our school 44th Anniversary of the dedication of the Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Universal Brotherhood day celebrations were celebrated in a grand manner. The programme started at 5.30 P.M.
On that happiest occasion we initiated our programme by an invocation song sung by VIII and IX standard students of V.K.V.
The welcome address was presented by our school beloved Principal Shri.S. Abraham Lingom.
The function was presided over by our Special Guest Man.Hanumantaraoji, Treasurer of Vivekananda Kendra. He addressed the audience. He expressed his views about Swamiji’s address which was a turning point of Indian people. He noted the five important words of Swami Vivekananda ‘Sisters and Brothers of America’ which the audience considered Swamiji as the greatest example of our whole nation. He talked about the ancient and modern condition of India. He said that he was proud to belong to the nation which had self esteem, self respect and self confident. He expressed that our India has Universal acceptance and tolerance based on our Culture, Religion, Gigantic spiritual different diamonds and social economic developments ‘Vasu Dev Kudumbaham’ means belonging to one family.
He advised the students to remember the three words ‘help don’t fight’ and they must have patriotic confident life.
Next our teacher Smt.P.Jeya who won the first prize in English elocution competition. She delivered the speech in English.
The Kendra employees who had completed their 10 and 20 years of service were honoured. Our teacher Smt.P.Jeya read out the names.
The students of VIII standard expressed their spirituality feelings in the form of a song in our national language.
Our teacher Shri.R.Sundara Kumar who won the first prize in Tamil elocution completion. He delivered the speech in Tamil.
Various competitions were conducted for our teachers on account of Janma Shati Parva. Our teachers participated in the competitions enthusiastically and won the prizes. Our honourable Chief Guest gave away the prizes for our teachres.
We had an eminent person Shri.R.S.Sundar, Site Director of Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project as our Chief Guest addressed the audience. He expressed his views about Chicago address.He told about Swamiji’s thought each soul is potentially divine.
He advised the students to have self confidence and face their problems directly. Self confidence will alone lead a person to achieve success. He talked about the Mananeeya Eknathji’s struggles for constructing the Rock Memorial. He suggested the students to plant atleast 50 saplings in their life long period.
Our special guest presented the memento to our honourable Chief Guest.
Vote of thanks was proposed by Shri.Krishna Swami, Administrative Officer of Vivekananda Kendra.
Various cultural programmes were performed by our V.K.V. Students . The programme was concluded by Kendra Prayer.