November 22, 2013
WB govt to celebrate Vivek Chetna Utsav from 5th to 12th January, 2014
To mark the closing of the yearlong celebrations commemorating 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, it was decided, in the presence of various dignitaries from different sectors including Secretary Maharaj of Belur Math, to observe “Vivek Chetna Utsav“ over a weeklong programme from 5th to 12th January, 2014 at all Blocks in the state.
For the first time, state-level programme will be held on 10th January at Red Road. Thousands of school children, members of the youth community, participants from far-flung areas like JangalMahal, Sunderbans, Darjeeling, different cultural groups and other individuals and organizations from different walks of life will present colourful performances.
The state government will organise the gala event in cooperation with Ramkrishna Math. The state also plans to purchase 115 ambulances with MPLAD funds and hand them over to Ramkrishna Mission during the function. The padyatra on 10th January will see the participation of the Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee, Secretary Maharaj of Belur Math among other dignitaries.
A siren will mark the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on 12th January at the hour of his birth.
The state government had organised Chhatra Yuva Vivek Utsav this year too. A grand function was organised at Netaji Indoor stadium, which was attended by the who`s who of the state. Several events were held at different Blocks to mark the occasion.