Tezpur, Jan. 27: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said there was an urgent need for everyone to come forward and build a cultured nation in the real sense, a dream nurtured by Swami Vivekananda.
Bhagwat, who had been camping here at Jyoti Bishnu Khetra (a temporary spot named for holding the function near Rupam petrol pump area here) for the past three days, for attending a youth camp Navabharat Yuba Sakti Sangam, organised in connection with the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
Addressing a mammoth gathering during the valediction programme last afternoon, he said a nation’s development depends on spirituality and studies of its culture and heritage. The RSS chief said, “Our nation is plagued with a number of problems because of the evil and misdeeds of a section of society.”
Referring to the unmatched contribution of Lakshminath Bezbaroa towards building a greater Assamese society, he said when a nation falls, great saints like Swami Vivekananda, Lakshminath Bezbaroa and Sankardev are born with a vision to rescue.
Attending the function as the chief guest, Amarjyoti Choudhury, the pro vice-chancellor of Tezpur University, said Vivekananda wanted to build a new India. He was an ascetic of modern India. Food and shelter for all, honour to every religion and equality between everyone were Swamiji’s priorities.
Choudhury urged the new generation to create a classless society with Swami Vivekananda’s ideology.