Agartala, Sep 11, 2022, ENEWSTIME Desk
Tripura Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha and Union Minister of State for Social Justice empowerment Pratima Bhowmik on Sunday recalled Swami Vivekananda’s 1893 Chicago speech at the World’s Parliament of Religion.
Both the leaders pointed out that Swamiji introduced the tradition and glory of Sanatan Dharma to the world.
“Swami Vivekananda is a symbol of peace. If one wants to be successful in life, he has to know about Vivekananda. It was Swamiji who introduced the heritage and magnificence of Sanatan Dharma to the West”, Dr Manik Saha said while speaking at a programme on Sunday (September 11) held to commemorate Swamiji’s epoch speech on September 11, 1893 at Chicago.
The programme was held at Udaipur Ramesh Higher Secondary School. A blood donation camp was also held today as part of the programme.
Apart from Dr Saha and Bhowmik, vice principal of Agartala Vivekananda Ram Krishna Buddhirupananda Maharaj, DM of Gomati district GM Ratilal and Sabhadhipati of Gomati Zila Parishad Swapan Adhikari were present.
The Chief Minister also said, Swamiji’s 1893 speech is still relevant and the speech aptly presented a glimpse of Indian culture, custom and ethos to the world.
MoS Pratima Bhowmik, in her speech, said as Swami Vivekananada made the Sanatan Dharma known to the world it is pertinent to know about Swamiji to acquire knowledge about Sanatan Dharma.
She said that the Chicago speech of Swami Vivekananda had been relayed in around 157 countries.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi, guided by the philosophy and ideals of Vivekananda, is working hard to take the country ahead. The philosophy of Vivekananda is the prime driving force in nation-building”, the MoS said.
She continued and pointed out that effective and proper implementation of the ideals and philosophy of Vivekananda would lead the country to emerge self-reliant.