Swami Vivekananda’s birthday is celebrated with the great joy and enthusiasm in India every year on 12th of January. It is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, maker of the modern India. It was first declared by the Government of India in the year 1984 to celebrate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda as the National Youth Day. It is the aim of making better future of the country by motivating the youths through the way of life and ideas of Swami Vivekananda.
Sreemath Swami Niyamandar as our Special Guest addressed the gathering. He expressed that if a person wants to become the best artist, he should keep the best drawing infront of him and concentrate on the particular topic. Finally he will achieve the goal successfully. He reminded us about Swamiji’s Chicago Address and how he got applause in the parliament of America. He spoke about mankind, self confidence, creativity and knowledge. He told that the students should be active by doing physical exercise. He exhibited that the Gurukula system of education was replaced by the arrival of British in India. He was inspired by Swamiji’s principles and thoughts. He admired that even before 100 of years Swamiji has given his thought to this world. He instructed the students to help others and also sacrifice their life for our country. He advised the students to respect our nation and to spread its fragrance all over the world.
Vaman expressed her views about Cycle Rally which started from Pune and it was about ‘Clean India’. She spoke about Gurukula education which promotes the confidence of students and physical activities. She said that the students are trained to face the challenges in their life. She shared her views about the visit to historical and architectural and then places, the tradition of India and also their experience in doing one thousand times of Surya Namaskar.She thanked V.K.V. for giving the opportunity to share it.
The Academic toppers as well as E.A. toppers were awarded prizes . The prizes were given by the Chief Guest and the Special Guest. Vasista house won the first place in the E.A. competitions. The shield was presented by the Chief Guest to the Vasista incharges. Smt. Ishwarya Teacher of VKV read out the names of the winners.
Sri. Yazdi Naoshirwan Karanjia, Principal of the Cambay Institute of commerce as our Chief Guest addressed the audience. He sang a birthday song for Swamiji. He expressed his views about the simplicity and successful persons like Bala Krishnanji, Niveditha Didi and Radha Didi. He reminded us India is ‘Unity in diversity’. He spoke about Swamiji’s visit to Chicago in 1983 where he proved his religion. He expressed his views to save the religion and community of our country. He instructed us to serve humanity. He narrated some stories about mind and heart. He exhibited us when a person smile she will go near to lod. He quoted Swamiji’s powerful thoughts and narrated the incidents from Swamiji’s life history. He spoke that the students are depending on internet and they are becoming like robbot and there is no affection in the family. He insisted the students to avoid media sources and unnecessary things. He wished the students to lead a cheerful life and be successful in their achievements.
Presidential address was given by Mann. A.Balakrishnanji, Vice President of Vivekananda Kendra. He expressed his views about the National Youth Day. He spoke about karma yoga and lod has given us everything to make purposeful in our life. He narrated the incidents from the great epic ‘The Ramayana’. He exhibited that education must be based on Bharathiya Samschar. He reminded us education should build a good character, nation builders,discipline, etc. He quoted Swamiji’s thought “Serve man and Serve god”. He advised the students to serve the country with selfless service till the death of life.
Mann. Bala Krishnanji presented the memento to the honourable Chief Guest and the Special Guest. Vote of thanks was proposed by Smt. K.G.Sariga, Vice Principal of V.K.V. The colourful cultural programmes were performed by our V.K.V. students.
The programme ended at 8.45 p.m. with Kendra prayer.