January 11, 2014
Trinamool YUVA to organise a rally on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda`s birth anniversary
A patriotic saint, a man who stood tall both literally and figuratively and created ripples not only in India but also in the West, Swami Vivekananda was much more than a religious figure. In my opinion, he is the greatest saint India has seen. “Arise, awake and stop not that till the goal is reached” was his clarion call to the youth and it`s a message that resonates with us even today.
India celebrates National Youth Day on the occasion of Vivekananda`s birth anniversary. The West Bengal Government celebrated Vivek Utsav in the state in 2012, to mark the beginning of Swamiji`s 150th birth anniversary. The closing ceremony is being observed as Vivek Chetana Utsav, which was flagged off with a grand parade on Red Road on 10 January, 2014.
All India Trinamool Yuva, one of the youth wings of Trinamool Congress will pay due respect to the youth icon – Swami Vivekananda, on his 151st birth anniversary on 12 January, 2014. A procession, led by National President of All India Trinamool Yuva, Abhishek Banerjee will begin at 2 PM from Swamiji`s ancestral home at Simla Street. The procession is slated to culminate at the base of Gandhi statue on Mayo Road. The rally will be followed by a short street corner meeting at Mayo Road.