PM Modi's Addresses To Students On Vivekananda's Historic Chicago Address: Highlights

The event is being organised by the Deendayal Research Institute (DRI) and supported by the Culture Ministry.

PM Modi's Addresses To Students On Vivekananda's Historic Chicago Address: Highlights

PM Modi's address is on the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda historic address at Chicago.

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed a students' convention today to mark the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's Chicago address at the World's Parliament of Religion in 1893. "This year, we are marking 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's Chicago address and Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya centenary celebrations," the prime minister said in another tweet. 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. The day also marks the centenary celebrations of BJP ideologue Deendayal Upadhyaya. The event is being organised by the Deendayal Research Institute (DRI) and supported by the Culture Ministry.

Here are the highlights of PM Modi's address at students' convention in New Delhi: 
  • Today is 9/11...this day became widely spoken about after 2001 but there was another 9/11 of 1893 which we remember
  • Just with a few words, a youngster from India won over the world and showed the world the power of oneness
  • The 9/11 of 1893 was about love, harmony and brotherhood
  • When Vivekananda went abroad, he showcased the greatness of India. But when he spoke in India, he highlighted our problems.
  • Swami Vivekananda raised his voice against the social evils that has entered our society
  • Swami Vivekananda said that only rituals will not connect an individual to divinity...he said 'Jan Seva is Prabhu Seva'
  • More than being in search of a Guru, Swami Vivekananda was in search of the truth
  • Mahatma Gandhi was also in search of truth
  • Swami Vivekananda did not believe in sermonising. His ideas & idealism paved way for an institutional framework via Ramakrishna Mission
  • Even after 120 years, the mission has neither been diverted nor diluted
  • It is my privilege that I also took part in the great lineage.
  • I participated the function in Chicago then and hence can understand what it would have been like
  • When I arrived here, everyone was chanting Vande Mataram, it gives oneself goosebumps
  • I am asking the entire nation, if we have the right to say Vande Mataram?
  • I want to specially mention all those people who are working tirelessly to keep India clean
  • Are we the ones who would eat paan and then spit and say Vande Mataram?
  • Only those who clean the nation have the right to sing Vande Mataram\
  • Whether we maintain cleanliness or not, we don't have the right to throw waste here ant their
  • Everyone thinks about flowing the ashes of their parents in Ganga, but do we think about cleaning the river
  • We are not healthy because of doctors, but because of those who keep the hospitals clean
  • I am happy that there are daughters in the country who say they won't marry unless there is toilet in the groom's home
  • Before Vivekananda, we were known as nation of snake charmers
  • We are the children of ancient heritage. Every person has contributed something. Even a beggar gives blessings to those who give him alms and the ones who don't
  • The correspondence between Swami Vivekananda and Jamsetji Tata will show the concern Swami JI had towards India's self-reliance
  • You'd be surprised to know Vivekananda was responsible for India's Green revolution
  • It is Acharya Vinoba Bhave's birth anniversary too. Vinoba Bhave lived the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi
  • Both knowledge and skills are equally important
  • We want to create self reliant individuals. We want the young men and women to be job creators instead of job seekers
  • At times failure carves the way to success. The one who stands on the banks, never drowns. But those who jump in the river and cross it, are the ones who succeed..
  • India is a huge market waiting for the knowledge and skill of the youngsters
  • Swami Vivekananda had given the concept of 'One Asia.' He said that the solutions to the world's problems will come from Asia


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