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125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago address : Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pays rich tributes

File Picture Courtesy : India.com
File Picture Courtesy : India.com

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid rich tributes to Swami Vivekananda on Monday at a students’ convention to mark the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago address and Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya’s centenary celebrations. “This year, we are marking 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago address and Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya centenary celebrations,” the prime minister yesterday said in tweet.

The theme of the convention was ‘Young India, New India’.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Vivekananda strongly believed in the power of “Yuva Shakti’ (youth power) and saw a vital place for youngsters in the realm of nation-building.

“Inspired by the ideals of Swami Vivekananda, we are working tirelessly towards realising the dreams and aspirations of our youth,” the prime minister said.\ The Prime Minister said, “Swami Vivekananda said that o nly rituals will not connect an individual to divinity…he said Jan Seva is Prabhu Seva.” PM Modi said those who litter in public, should not chant ‘Vande Mataram’.

“This year, we are marking 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago address and Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya centenary celebrations,” the prime minister yesterday said in tweet.

He said Vivekananda strongly believed in the power of “Yuva Shakti’ (youth power) and saw a vital place for youngsters in the realm of nation-building.”Inspired by the ideals of Swami Vivekananda, we are working tirelessly towards realising the dreams and aspirations of our youth,” the prime minister said.

The Prime Minister earlier before addressing the students in series of tweets lauded Swami Vivekananda and hailed his landmark speech

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