Youth called upon to imbibe rationality, moral values

Contributions of great saint Swami Vivekananda recalled

 The birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda was observed in myriad ways by several organisations in the town on Tuesday.

Government agencies, educational institutions and student organisations had organised several programmes to mark the occasion. The activists of Akhila Bharathiya Vidyarthi Parishat took out a rally through the main streets of the town while the students of government first grade college for women took out a jatha from the college to the office of the deputy commissioner. The students created awareness on blood donation, eradication of corruption and the need for wearing helmets.

They also staged a street play on corruption on the premises of the deputy commissioner’s office.

Speaking at a programme organised by the Youth Empowerment and Sports department, Deputy Commissioner Dr K V Trilok Chandra described Swami Vivekananda as a great saint and philosopher. He called upon student to emulate the principles enunciated by Swami Vivekananda.

“India, which is on the path of progress has drawn the attention of the whole world. Youth constitute more than 60 per cent of the population. They are the precious assets of the country and they are the future also. The youth should channel their energy constructively. Rational thinking and human values should be fostered in people,” the deputy commissioner said. He also inaugurated a gym in the college.

Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer N M Panali, District Government Employees’ Association president K N Manjunath, principal Narasimha Reddy and others were present on the occasion.

Speaking at a similar programme organised by the district unit of Bharat Seva Dal, convener G Srinivas said that every person had inherent talent and a suitable platform should be provided to ensure its blossoming.

He said that the youth should be motivated to realise their real potential.
“Swami Vivekananda had great faith in the potential and possibilities of youth energy. He has drawn the attention of the globe through his liberal thoughts.  We should make attempts to imbibe his principles in our lives,” he said.

District Seva Dal honorary president V P Somashekhar, Taluk unit president Narayanaswamy and others were present. Speaking at a similar programme at District Institute of Education and Training, lecturer Sanjappa said that Swami Vivekananda was instrumental in dispelling the misconception about India in the Western countries.

He made known to the whole world the rich heritage, culture and legacy of India. He accomplished many great things in a short span of 39 years, he said.

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