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Swamiji remembered

Swami Vivekananda Week was flagged off at Graduate School College for Women on Monday in a bid to inculcate ideals of the spiritual leader among students.

National Service Scheme (NSS) wing of the cradle will organise various activities on the campus over the next few days, focusing on the life and works of the monk to mark his 151st birth anniversary.

Principal Usha Shukla inaugurated the week. Dance and skit performances based on Swamiji’s life followed the inauguration ceremony.

Amitabh Bose, the head of the mathematics department spoke on the Chicago convention and lessons preached by Swamiji.

“There are only a few occasions when we can tell students about various aspects of Swamiji’s life and his teachings. I think his ideas have stood the test of time and students should follow them. The NSS wing organises this event as part of value-based education,” said Rama Subramanian, co-ordinator of the NSS wing of the college.

The college will organise a quiz on Swamiji’s life on its premises on Thursday.

Four teams from the college will participate in the competition.

An oratory event is scheduled for Friday, while Saturday will see a sketching competition, where participants will have to draw Swamiji’s portrait.

Also, a rangoli contest on national unity will be held on Saturday.

“Through these events, we want to convey his messages. The quiz will enhance knowledge, and creativity will get a boost in rangoli and sketch competitions. We keep organising such activities to motivate students to learn more about great personalities, like Swamiji,” said principal Usha Shukla.