The volunteers of National Service Scheme, Jamia Millia Islamia and other departmental students and staff members on Monday heard the live webcast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the youth in a Student Leaders’ Convention, reports Shubham Pandey.
The theme of his special convention was “Young India, New India – A Resurgent Nation: From Sankalpto Siddhi.” It was called on the account of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay centenary celebrationsand 125th year of Swami Vivekanand’s Chicago address in the Parliament of World’s Religions.
On this occasion, Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Shahid Ashraf, Registrar A. P. Siddique, Dean Students’ Welfare, Professor Naved Iqbal and NSS volunteers under Programme Officer Dr Abid Husain were present to hear the Prime Minister.
Although, this programme was taking place at Vigyan Bhawan where students from all parts of the county were invited, while the rest were connected through the live webcast system of NIC and these technical arrangements were done in the Conference Hall of University’s FTK CIT.
Remembering Swami Vivekanand, Prime Minister Modi said Vivekanand was born in Calcutta but he had complete knowledge of each part of India’s customs, traditions, religions& languages which he in wholly represented this spirit of India’s unity in diversity at the global platform. He said that in the era of colonial India, Vivekanand through his scholarly vision represented and introduced the world about this culturally-rich nation which was enslaved by European masters.
PM Modi said Swami Vivekanand’s very first address “Sisters and Brothers of America,”truly defined our value of ‘Vasudhev Kutumbakam’ at the world stage which indeed brought a new dawn in India’s relations with the west.
Speaking on 9/11, PM Modi said it was that 11th September 1893 when this disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahans addressed the foreign land of Chicago for global peace, humanity, harmony and prosperity but perhaps, that message from this great Indian was slipped-up by the coming generation resulting in devastating inhuman terror attack over innocents on the same day in 2001.
Apart from this, he also pointed on to respect women and give them their right to equality and opportunities. He also insisted upon the young audience hearing all over the country to unitedly celebrate every shade of diverse Indian culture to cherish the feeling of integrity and contribute for Clean India by the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, keeping public & dwelling places and University campus clean.
The administration, faculty members and the NSS volunteers present there appreciated the Prime Minister’s speech and applauded his thoughts for a new, bright and prosperous India.