'Vivekananda a role model for youth'

National Youth Day observed: Onus on youth to make India a great nation, say elders

Swami Vivekananda is a great inspiration for the youth of the nation, said, State Silk Marketing Board chairman T P Ramesh.

He was speaking after inaugurating the Swami Vivekananda Jayanti programme organised by the Zilla Panchayat at St Joseph School in Madikeri on Thursday.

There is a need to draw the hidden talents of youth and channelise them for the cause of the development of the nation. Vivekananda had stressed on the role of youth in the making of India of his dreams. He was a great philosopher. His noble life and message is a leading light to our lives, Ramesh said.

Deputy Commissioner Dr Richard Vincent D’Souza said that youth must utilise the opportunities coming on their way to lead a good life.

Ramakrishnashrama, Mysuru, lecturer S S Ramesh said one has to shun negative thoughts and inferiority for a person is the sculptor of his destiny himself.

The deputy commissioner released a booklet on Swami Vivekananda published by the Department of Information and Public Relations.

Assistant Commissioner Dr Nanjundegowda, St Joseph School head Maria Goratti, College principal Sister Shobha and CMC Commissioner B Shubha were present for the programme.

Chikkamagaluru

Principal District and Sessions Court Judge Prabhavathi M Hiremath said that Swami Vivekananda should be considered a role model for the youth. The youth should follow the ideals propounded by Swami Vivekananda to make India a role model for other nations.

Speaking at the National Youth Day programme organised at Mountain View PU College on the outskirts of Chikkamagaluru on Thursday, she said, “One should develop positive attitude in life.”

Mountain View PU College principal Tasneem Fathima also spoke. 

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