KANGRA : January 12 – The life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda was more relevant today when the nation needed more spiritual strength to combat adverse forces from within and outside and Vivekananda Jayanti here was focused on the younger generation in order to bring them close to their spiritual and cultural roots.
Prof. (Dr.) Yoginder Singh Verma Pro Vice Chancellor said this while addressing a well attended public function in the auditorium of the local Government polytechnic here today organized by Local branch of Vivekananda Kendra Kanayakumari in connection with 154th birthday of Swami Vivekananda. He said that the character of Swami Vivekananda was an inspiration to the youth and his teachings were contemporary. He said that youth could cultivate the qualities of courage and spiritual strength by following his teachings as his thoughts were very scientific in nature.He said that Swami Vivekananda generated spiritual awareness in the society inculcated patriotism among people.
Dr. B.K. Chander Shekhar Director of Education in India for Yoga Samaskrutam University Florida said that Swami Vivekananda is major source of inspiration being a matchless personality. He stressed on memory management which was part of the Vivekananda’s personality.
Swami Premananda of Govind Jeevan Ashram stressed on the youth to adher to his teachings as these teachings were more relevant now in view of the present national and global scenario. He also stressed for becoming useful citizen and render good service to the humanity through this one can realize God.
Ashok Raina of Vivekananda Kendra described the scenes of World Religious conference in his words and said that four Nobel Laureates have wrote about the great saint Swami Vivekananda. He asked youths to come close to the literature of Swami Vivekananda.
Babar Singh, an INA freedom fighter who had been in India’s freedom struggle with Neta Ji Subhash Chander Bose was honoured for his contribution in the freedom struggle. Babar singh 93, was accompanied by his wife Sawatri Devi. He was honoured amid claps and was given standing ovation by the audience.
Fifty six meritorious students of different schools of Kangra and Mandi districts too were given prizes who had ranked among first ten in each class of different schools in the MCQ test organized by the Kendra in November 20, last year in connection with Sadhna Devas.
The program was started with lighting of the lamp by guests amid vedic Chanting following by Swarsati Vandna By Sunil Kumar Director Sangeet Music academy and culminated with Kendra Prathana.