Report by Nishapati Nayak; Sunabeda: Central University of Orissa celebrated birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the founder of modern India as National Youth Day or Yuva Divas and organized a befitting programme at its Sunabeda campus today.
Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, inaugurated the programme and urged the youth to be united and dedicated themselves for nation building. Prof. Bhabani Prasad Rath, OSD, Examination, Admin. & Students affairs delivered the welcome address.
Prof. Rath pointed out that Swami Vivekananda redefined Hinduism in a broad sense on the global platform at Chicago on 1893. He advised the young students of the University to follow the teaching of Swami Vivekananda.
Prof. Mohanty, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor outlined the journey of Swami Vivekananda for the famous Chicago speech at Parliament of World’s Religion on 1893. He stated that Swami Vivekananda was a real hero. He added that “Today we are at unheroic age, the world itself has deromanticized. In this era, our youth must be frank, upright and honorable. A new India is waiting to be born with the youth, who follows the path shown by Swami Vivekananda. We must have global vision and local action”. He also talked about the four takeaways given by Swami Vivekananda such as notion of the self, the concept of nation, the idea of religion and concept of the world. He advised the students to be a better citizen of this great country and to be united and motivated to build our collective future.
Sushree Mercy Mousmi Takri, compeered the programme. Dr. Phagunath Bhoi, PRO, gave the vote of thanks. Students, Faculty and staff were present in at large on this occasion. The programme was organized by the Public Relations section of the University.