Prime Minister To Address Student Leaders' Convention To Mark Swami Vivekanand's Chicago Address
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Student Leaders Convention today at Vigyan Bhawan. The address is scheduled to start at 10:30 am. The PM's address will mark Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Centenary Celebrations and 125th Year of Swami Vivekanand's Chicago Address. The theme of the address is "Young India, New India - A Resurgent Nation: from Sankalp to Sidhhi". The address will focus on Vivekananda's teaching in the present day context. To increase the reach of the programme, UGC and AICTE have directed universities and higher education institutes to make arrangements for the faculty and students to watch the address.UGC had issued a circular for universities and higher education institutes
which said, "On 11th September, 2017, at 10.30 am, Hon'ble Prime Minister will address the Nation to remind one and all about the relevance and significance of Swami Vivekananda's teachings in the backdrop of today's social milieu. lt would be of particular importance for the youth of today to understand and absorb the content of Swami Vivekananda's messages to the World , in order to ensure their right educational, career and spiritual growth."
The circular also said, "lt is requested that the above event is propagated effectively and interested students obtain the facility to view such a significant programme that could be life changing."
The programme will be available as a webcast on the MHRD website.
This is not the first time that UGC has issued such a circular. For independence day, this year, UGC had notified universities and other higher education institutions about the programmes which should be covered in Independence Day celebration and an oath was circulated which was to be taken by students and faculty members on the occasion of Independence Day.
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