LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

Teachings of Vivekananda
Contributions to World

Contributions to Hinduism
Contributions to India
Chronology of Main Events  
Addresses at the Parliament of Religion, Chicago

Complete Works of
  Swami Vivekananda

A Short Life of Swami Vivekananda (PDF)

Celebration at Belur Math



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Celebration of National Youth Day - INDIA


National Youth Day


12 January

 


 In 1984, the Government of India declared and decided to observe the Birthday of Swami Vivekananda (12 January, according to English calendar) as National Youth Day every year from 1985 onwards. To quote from the Government of India's Communication,

''it was felt that the philosophy of Swamiji and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth.''

Swamij's Birthday according to Indian Almanac (Vishuddha Siddhanta Almanac) is on Pausha Krishna Saptami tithi, which falls on  different dates of English Calendar every year.
The Headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission as well as their branch centres observe the birthday of Swami Vivekananda with mangalarati, special worship, homa, meditation, devotional songs, religious discourses, sandhyarati, etc. on Pausha Krishna Saptami tithi, and as National Youth Day (12 January) with processions, speeches, recitations, music, youth conventions, seminars, Yogasana presentation, competitions in essay-writing, recitations, speeches, music, sports, etc. on 12 January.

 

 

To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna Mission is organizing various projects' for integrated child development, for the improvement of children's health by eliminating malnutrition, for empowerment of women, and for alleviating poverty. Besides, the Mission will distribute books on the message of Swami Vivekananda to various libraries and will hold national and international seminars in various places on Swamiji's contribution to Indian and international cultures. The Mission is also planning to produce films on Swami Vivekananda.


  Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh formally inaugurated the projects on 12 January 2011 at 4 pm. at the Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.

 

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Webcasting of National Youth Day

 

Programme
12 January 2013, Saturday
Venue: Belur Math

Items

Time

Participants

Vedic Chanting and Chorus Songs

8.00-8.50 a.m.

Brahmacharins of Brahmacharins' Training Centre, Belur Math


Time : from 9.00 AM

Vedic Chanting

05 min.

Students of Vivekananda Veda Vidyalaya, Belur Math

Song

04 min.

Students of Salkia Mrigendra Dutta Smriti Balika Vidyapith (Girls)

Hymns in Sanskrit 04 min. Students from Japan

Introduction (in Bengali)

10 min.

Swami Tayagarupananda, Principal, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandir

Recitation of 'Swadesh Mantra'

05 min.

Students of Ramakrishna Mission Shilpa Vidyalaya

Song

04 min.

Student of Belur Girls High School (Girls)

Speech in Hindi

10 min.

Br. Yakshavir

Song 4 min Nivedita Anusarini, Bally

Presidential Address

15 min.

Swami Divyananda

Short Drama
(Sanskrit)
20 min. Students of Vivekananda Veda Vidyalaya, Belur Math
Song 4 min. Belur Girls High School

Short Drama

20 min.

Students of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira

Presentation of Yogasanas

20 min.

Students of Ramakrishna Mission Jana Shiksha Mandira

President: Swami Divyananda
Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha

 

 

Celebration at Belur Math

Selected Teachings of Swami Vivekananda
My ideal, indeed, can be put into a few words, and that is: to preach unto mankind their divinity, and how to make it manifest in every movement of life.

 Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man.

We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded, and by which one can stand on one's own feet.

So long as the millions live in hunger and ignorance, I hold every man a traitor who, having been educated at their expense, pays not the least heed to them.

Whatever you think, that you will be.  If you think yourselves weak, weak you will be; if you think yourselves strong, strong you will be.

If you have faith in all the three hundred and thirty millions of your mythological gods, � and still have no faith in yourselves, there is no salvation for you. Have faith in yourselves, and stand up on that faith and be strong; that is what we need.

 Strength, strength it is that we want so much in this life, for what we call sin and sorrow have all one cause, and that is our weakness. With weakness comes ignorance, and with ignorance comes misery.

 The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new Gospel.

 Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success, and above all, love.

 Religion is realization; not talk, not doctrine, nor theories, however beautiful they may be. It is being and becoming, not hearing or acknowledging; it is the whole soul becoming changed into what it believes.

 Religion is the manifestation of the Divinity already in man.

 Teach yourselves, teach everyone his real nature, call uon the sleeping soul and see how it awakes. Power will come, glory will come, goodness will come, purity will come, and everything that is excellent will come when this sleeping soul is roused to self-conscious activity.

 They alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive.

 This is the gist of all worship � to be pure and to do good to others.

 It is love and love alone that I preach, and I base my teaching on the great Vedantic truth of the sameness and omnipresence of the Soul of the Universe.

 

LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

Teachings of Vivekananda
 
Contributions to World
 
Contributions to Hinduism
 
Contributions to India
 
Chronology of Main Events

Addresses at the Parliament of Religions, Chicago
A Short Life of Swami Vivekananda (PDF)

Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda

National Youth Day Celebration at Belur Math

 



Webcasting of National Youth Day

 

 


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