Celebration of Swami Vivekanand’s Birth Anniversary at OIST Bhopal.

At Oriental Institute of Science and Technology, Bhopal a “Speech Competition” was conducted followed by a “Presentation” to commemerate the birth day of Swami Vivekananda which is celebrated as National Youth Day, allover the Country. Narendranath Dutta was born on 12th January 1863 to a Bengali Hindu family with a mission which was both National and International. 

He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century. Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. He is perhaps best known for his speech which began, "Sisters and brothers of America ...," in which he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago in 1893. These were the views of the students who participated in the speech competition. 

The students who gave their presentation showcased the life and preaching’s of Swami Vivekananda. The video showed that during the course of short life (1863-1902), and in the midst of acute physical suffering-he left for posterity his four classics: Jnana-Yoga, Bhakti-Yoga, Karma-Yoga, and Raja-Yoga, all of which are outstanding treatises on Hindu philosophy. 

The Swami's mission was love of mankind, so he strove to promote peace and human brotherhood, on the spiritual foundation of the Vedantic Oneness of existence. A mystic of the highest order, Vivekananda had a direct and intuitive experience of reality. He derived his ideas from that unfailing source of wisdom and often presented them in the soul stirring language of poetry. 

At the end of the event, certificates were given to the participants and the Oriental faculty praised the students, for their enthusiastic participation.The Institute fondly remembered the National spiritual guru , philosopher and saint, thus on his 153rd birth anniversary.