Slogans of Vande Mataram and Bharat Mata echoed in JNU.
Modi spreading Swami Vivekananda’s vision all over the world: Nishank
New Delhi, 12 November: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled the life-size statue of Swami Vivekananda on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus through virtual medium on Thursday to mark the 157th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the youth’s inspiration.
During this time, slogans of ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ echoed in the university campus.
At the same time, the Prime Minister started his address with the slogan of ‘Swami Vivekananda Amar Rahe’.
Addressing the program, Prime Minister Modi said that I wish that this statue of JNU’s Swami Vivekananda will be filled with energy while inspiring everyone.
“This statue will give the courage that Swami Vivekananda wanted to see in every person. This statue should teach compassion, empathy, which is the mainstay of Swami Ji’s philosophy,” added Modi.
Modi said that this statue should inspire the country to move forward with the vision of youth leadership development, which has been expected of Swamiji. May this statue keep inspiring us to realize Swamiji’s dream of a strong and prosperous India.
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank while addressing the program through virtual medium said, “The day of the unveiling of the statue of another Narendra by one Narendra will be recorded in golden letters in history.”
He said that the other Narendra (Prime Minister) is spreading the vision of Vivekananda all over the world.
He said that JNU has been the center of youth power. This statue will be a new beginning in the history of JNU. JNU has made an encouraging increase in NIRF ranking in the last five years. It ranks second on this list. It is also taking many steps towards the vision of self-reliant India campaign.
Vice Chancellor M Jagdish Kumar said, JNU is a historic day. Swami Vivekananda will continue to inspire the youth. Through their teachings, they will participate in building a self-reliant India.
Earlier in the cultural program, Indian folk singer Padmashree Malini Awasthi sang Vande Mataram while presenting the young Narendra’s meeting with his Guru Paramahamsa through a hymn.
It is noteworthy that 15 years ago, ABVP raised the demand of installing the statue of Swami Vivekananda in the university before the Vice Chancellor.
However, in 2017 the Executive Council passed this demand. The Vice Chancellor then formed a committee on November 14 2018 to install the statue of Swami Vivekananda on the university campus and develop the surrounding area. Dr. Buddha Singh, the chairman of the five-member team was made.