Swami Vivekananda’s 156th birthday observed

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SOUMYA DE SARKAR
MALDA
12 Jan 2018

Entire district observed the 34th National youth day on occasion of 156th birthday of Swami Vivekananda paying tributes to the ‘cyclonic monk’ today. Several programmes were held at different parts of the district to commemorate the occasion.
The principal programme was organized by Ramakrishna Math and Mission in the district at early morning. Swami Tyagarupananda, secretary of RK Math & Mission, Malda, Nihar Ghosh, MLA and chairman of English Bazaar municipality, Kaushik Bhattacharya, DM, Malda along with ‘Banga Ratna’ awardee Radhagobinda Ghosh and other eminent personalities garlanded life-size statue of Swamiji.
A rally participated by devotees, renowned personalities and more than 3500 students of different schools in English Bazaar traversed along the major streets. Kids were seen dressed like the immortal monk and holding placards bearing Swamiji’s ever inspiring messages.
“We are happy with the participation of mass especially the youths in large numbers in today’s programme. Swami Vivekananda’s fiery personality is an ever inspiring source for people across the world,” Swami Tyagarupananda said.
Narendranath Tiwary, leader of opposition in English Bazaar municipality and his councilor-spouse Anju Tiwary also observed Swami Vivekananda’s birthday paying tribute to the youth-monk and discussing ways of life as preached by him.
A general secretary of district youth Trinamool Congress and councilor of English Bazaar municipality Prasenjit Das observed Swamiji’s 156th birthday by distributing wheelchairs and helping students with study materials. “Swamiji rightly said that worshipping mankind is the worship of God. So, we tried to help the downtrodden people,” Das said.
A voluntary blood donation camp was held in RK Mission Vivekananda Vidyamandir today. Swami Suratmananda, headmaster of the school said that many youths, teachers, former students and guardians donated blood in the camp.