Swami Vivekananda's thinkings still relevant: CPK

Swami Vivekananda's thinkings still relevant: CPK

150th birth anniversary of great saint celebrated across city

Remembrance: KSOU vice-chancellor K S Rangappa, Swami Muktidananda, writer C P Krishna Kumar and mayor Pushpalatha Chikkanna offer tributes to the portrait of Swami Vivekananda in Mysore on Thursday. DH PHOTOViveka (wisdom) and ananda (happiness) may have vanished in the present days, but the thoughts of Swami Vivekananda are still relevant  to the current society, said litterateur C P Krishna Kumar.

He was speaking after inaugurating Swami Vivekananda chair of studies and research as part of the great personality’s birth anniversary at Karnataka State Open University (KSOU).

C P Krishna Kumar, who is popular as CPK said instead of restricting to celebrating the occasion,  works towards implementing the thinkings of the great soul should be chalked out. It will be only then the celebration will be meaningful.

Swami Vivekananda stands among the rare saints who had even inspired Subhash Chandra Bose. So also the freedom fighters. It had turned Britishers eyes red who had an eye on Vivekananda.

In fact, poet laureate Kuvempu was also inspired by Vivekananda and penned several poems.
Dr H N Muralidhar Swamy delivered a special lecture on ‘Human concern in Vivekananda’s teachings’.

Mayor Pushpalatha Chikkanna and Swami Muktidananda from Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama were present.

Honorary director of the chair N Lakshmi and dean of study centre T D Devegowda also spoke.

Students from Sahana School for specially-abled entertained the gathering with cultural programmes.

Vice chancellor K S Rangappa presided and registrar B S Vishwanath was present.


A jatha of students was taken out under the aegis of Vivekananda Institute for Leadership Development (V-LEAD). Medical education and district in-charge minister S A Ramdas and workers of BJP Yuva Morcha offered floral tributes to the statue and bust of the saint at the park on KRS road.