Dhubri, Sept. 11: Academicians converged here today to pay tribute to Swami Vivekananda on the 120th anniversary of his speech at the Parliament of World’s Religions in Chicago on this day in 1893.
Paritosh Ghose, an academician of Dhubri district, at the meet organised at Ramakrishna Sevashram, said: “He made the world aware of India’s rich culture, religious faiths and beliefs which established Hinduism and its philosophy and practices,” he said, adding that Swami Vivekananda’s teachings can instil moral values and ethics among today’s youths.
Pratul Chakraborty, another academician, said Swami Vivekananda had embraced all sections of people and had selflessly served the starving and the distressed.
“Swami Vivekananda taught a great Indian religious philosophy — Service to Man is Service to God,” he added. Dhubri deputy commissioner Kumud Chandra Kalita and superintendent of police Mridulananda Sarma appealed to youths to follow and practise Swami Vivekananda’s philosophy and ideology.
Hundreds of students and youths took part in a marathon run, Bharat jago daud, from Swami Vivekananda’s statue at Vivek More (Tetultala) to Ramakrishna Sevashram here today.