Students run for brotherhood, harmony

Students run for brotherhood, harmony

More than two thousand youth commemorated the vision of the great saint Swami Vivekananda, by unitedly participating in 'Run for Bharath' emphasizing universal brotherhood and communal harmony.

The run from Jyothi Circle to Nehru Maidan was held as part of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations  and commemorating the Vivekananda's inspirational speech at Chicago Parliament of the World's Religions in 1893.

The youth should lead their life based on the principles preached by Swami Vivekananda, and hence make India shine, said Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh National Joint General Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale at the convention held at Nehru Maidan on Wednesday.
The youth should instill five important traits, such as being fearless, paying importance to physical fitness, good character, being organised and serving humanity.

Hosabale spoke on the importance of morality. One cannot develop the nation by dreaming.

One should work unitedly, to make their dreams into reality, he stressed.
Karnataka Bank Chief Manager Srinivas Deshpande, Corporation Bank AGM Govind Pai were present.

The Run

The run started, after Ramakrishna Mission Mangalore Persident Swami Jithakamanandaji and other dignitaries paid floral tribute to the portrait of Swami Vivekananda.
The youth shouted slogans of unity and walked till Nehru Maidan, inspite of the slight drizzle.

The run caused a severe traffic block in the city, and motorists had to wait for more than an hour for it to clear.