Chandigarh : Alka Gauri Jeevanvrati, Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari delivered a talk on “Swami Vivekananda and Cultural Nationalism” at Gandhi Bhavan in Panjab University organised by the Vivekanand Vichar Manch, Chandigarh.
Alka Gauri Jeevanvrati stress upon the values and ethic among youth in their life an associated with spiritualism and culture. She emphasised India’s regeneration to her age-old tradition of spiritual goal. She said, “Each nation has a destiny to fulfil, each nation has a message to deliver, each nation has a mission to accomplish.She elaborates the teaching of Vivekananda which played significant role in the growing Indian nationalism of the 19th and 20th century, reinterpreting and harmonising certain aspects of Hinduism.
The teachings and philosophy applied this reinterpretation to various aspects of education, faith, character building as well as social issues pertaining to India, and was also instrumental in introducing Yoga to the west.According to Vivekananda a country’s future depends on its people, stating that “man-making is my mission. Religion plays a central role in this man-making, stating “to preach unto mankind their divinity, and how to make it manifest in every movement of life
Professor Meenakshi Malhotra, DUI, PU. Chandigarh as a chief guest on this occasions in her speech she significant the value of cultural nationalism in the present scenario. Professor Nandita Singh, Co-ordinator, centre for Swami Vivekanand studies PU, Chandigarh is the guest of honour. She aware the values and teaching of Swami Vivekananda to the audience and there importance in the real life. More than 150 students and teacher from various discipline, colleges, institutions, faculties of the different departments attainted the staff.
Vivekananda Vichar Manch, Chandigarh, was founded in the year 2000 by a group of teachers and students of Panjab University who were inspired by the teachings of Swami Vivekananda. The purpose of the Manch is to stimulate a nationalist, spiritual and conscious thought process among the modern youth. It provides an interactive platform of dialogue and discussion by inviting various intellectuals and experts from the field of academics, business, politics and spirituality.