Mukhi moots Swami ji 's principles

Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi on Tuesday asked youths to utilise the principles and teachings of Swami Vivekananda in their lives for welfare of society saying the same was very much relevant in the present day.

By Sumir Karmakar in Guwahati
  • Published 12.09.18
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Ramakrishna Mission, Shillong, and local residents on Tuesday celebrated the 125th anniversary of  Swami Vivekananda’s speech at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago. Vivekananda had stayed in this house at Laban, Shillong, from April to May 1901

Guwahati: Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi on Tuesday asked youths to utilise the principles and teachings of Swami Vivekananda in their lives for welfare of society saying the same was very much relevant in the present day.

"Swami ji's idea of validating all religions and their harmony is still very relevant. Although he was a Hindu, he championed the idea of a universal human and hailed other religions and faiths. His concern for humans is universal in spirit and should be followed by all," Mukhi said at the Rama Krishna Mission here on Tuesday, while inaugurating the year-long celebration of 125th year of Vivekananda's famous speeches at the Parliament of Religions at Chicago in the US on September 11, 1893.

Mukhi said Vivekananda became the most eloquent mouthpiece of Indian spiritualism in Chicago and put India's idea of universal spiritualism on the world stage.

This earned much respect for India and its spiritualism, he said.

"The Mission has been doing a lot of work to propagate Swami ji's teachings and principles here, particularly among our youths and we all should follow Swami ji's footprints for the good of society and our lives," Mukhi said.

It will organise several programmes during the year as part of the celebration.