NIRJULI, Sept 11: The significance of Universal Brotherhood taught by Swami Vivekananda in his address to World Parliament of Religions in Chicago on September 11, 1893 is relevant event today, said Assembly Speaker Pasang Dorjee Sona.
Emphasizing on the importance of brotherhood, in his address as chief guest to VKV students celebrating Universal Brotherhood Day here on Wednesday, he said that “we should not distinguish each other on the basis of region, religion, caste and creed, rather focus on peace and harmony as taught by Swamiji.
“Sawamiji has inspired each one of us in one or the other way to become a good human being,” he said while exhorting the students to follow Swamiji’s teachings to become worhty citizens. He also urged them to inculcate sense of oneness and brotherhood to make this world a better place to live in.
Self-belief, as believed by Swamiji, is one of the most important factors in achieving success in life, he said and encouraged them to believe in themselves and work hard for a bright future.
Applauding yeomen services of the VKVs to state in education sector, he urged the teachers to discharge their duties sincerely to impart quality education to students, future citizens of the nation.
State VKV education officer S.C Dixit, in his speech, dwelt at length on the concept of ‘Ek Bharat Vijayee Bharat’ and highlighted inspiring story of Vivekanand Rock Memorial and activities of Vivekanand Kendra for brotherhood and harmony.
The event aimed at spreading the message of Universal Brotherhood, said principal K K Reena earlier.
Patriotic songs, Swamiji’s Chicago mock speech, skit on Swamiji’s journey to America, traditional dances by the students mark the enthusiastic celebration. (PRO)
Our correspondent adds from Tezu: Recalling how Swamiji had discarded religious supremacy and advocated not only mutual tolerance but also religious acceptance at the first ever World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, assistant commissioner Sunny Singh said as chief guest.
Addressing students of local GHS School here on Wednesday, he said that Swamiji’s ideals and principles are still relevant at present context. Swamiji is still an inspiration for the youth, who should endeavour to become perfect human beings, he added. GHSS principal As Mijum Lego, speaking as guest of honour, threw light on Swamiji’s mutual tolerance and religious acceptance. He advised the studentsto imbibe Swamiji’se ethos to become worthy citizens.
This VKV begun with class-III in 2010 and grew to class-X with 400 students now, said principal Suresh Kr Behera highlighting various achievements. He lauded all stakeholders, well-wishers, parents, administration and staffs for their holistic support for overall development of the school.
Skits presentation on social evils, conservation and promotion of trees, Swamiji journey to Chicago, patriotic songs, classical and modern dance by the student marked the daylong celebration.