ABVP celebrates Vivekotsava

He was the chief speaker in the programme ‘Vivekotsava-2011’ organised by the Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishat, Mangalore, at Town Hall here on Friday. The programme was organised to commemorate the anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Addressing the students on the occasion, he asked them to question themselves as to whether India has really achieved the independence. “India is suffering in the clutches of corruption and terrorism. A law should be enforced for the complete eradication of corruption and terrorism. The anti-national forces must be treated just like the way they are treated in Arab countries,” said Hegde.

Meanwhile, he condemned Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for not allowing the BJP workers to hoist the flag in Srinagar on the Republic Day. “The attitude of the central government is as though they have accepted to separate Jammu and Kashmir from India. If the Indians are curbed from hoisting the flag in Jammu and Kashmir, then what kind of independence have we gained?” he questioned. 

Delivering a talk on the significance of observing Swami Vivekananda and Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti, Canara College Professor C N Shankar Rao said, both the leaders had confidence in them to free India from the outside forces. The ideologies of Swami Vivekanada are relevant even today. “Vivekanada had forecasted that India would emerge as a super power which is yet to be realised,” said Rao.

Thousands of students took part in a procession from Jyoti to Town Hall earlier on the day.

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