January 10, 2014
WB Govt pays tribute to Swami Vivekananda through `Vivek Chetana Utsav`
Swami Vivekananda and his mission to serve the mankind, is a great source of inspiration for West Bengal Chief Minister. On the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary, a year-long celebration has been taking place throughout the State.
Now at the concluding part of the celebration, for the first time, West Bengal Government organized a colourful ceremony to pay homage to Swamiji at Red Road today. Swami Suhitananda, Secretary Maharaj, Ramkrishna Mission Math and Mission, Belur Math graced the occasion.
Thousands of school children, including those from Jangalmahal, Sunderbans, Dooars, new recruit police constables, contingents of EFR, RAF, SAP participated in the parade. Cultural groups from Bani Chakra, Darjeeling, Chhau dancers and others made wonderful presentations.
115 ambulances to serve the patients in far-flung rural areas were also flagged off on the occasion.
Apart from today`s parade, a week-long programme `Vivek Chetana Utsav` is being held across the state at block level. The utsav started on 5th January and will continue till 12th January. The Chief Minister herself participated in the Vivek Chetana Utsav in Jhargram.
WB CM paying tribute to Swami Vivekananda
A siren will mark the 151st birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on 12th January at the hour of his birth. On that day All India Trinamool YUVA will also take out a rally from Swamiji`s ancestral home till the Gandhi statue on Mayo Road.