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Swami’s 162nd birth anniversary celebrated

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SHILLONG, Jan 12: Like every year National Youth Day 2024, commemorating the 162nd Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, was celebrated at Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Cultural Centre Shillong on Friday.
Prof Pinakeswar Mahanta, Director, NIT Meghalaya was the Chief Guest and Atul Nikam, Director Nehru Yuva Kendra, Shillong was the Guest of Honour.
The programme started with the National Anthem followed by lighting of the ceremonial lamp and opening song in Khasi titled “Ka por Tamasha” presented by the students of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Cultural Centre.
Professor Mahanta applauded the services and ambience of the institute knitting brotherhood among cultures. He also reminded the youth about the National Youth Day theme of “Sankalp se Siddhi” that reminds us that young mind can achieve anything. In his speech he touched upon the fact of young minds are now exposed to technological advancements having high benefits but that also poses a threat to the value system.
Earlier in his address Atul Nikam congratulated all members of Nehru Yuva Kendra and Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Cultural Centre for taking part in this national celebration.
Swami Hitakamananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission, Shillong in his welcome address encouraged the youth to draw inspiration from Swami Vivekananda from his words and works.

 

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