|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Jan 12: To commemorate Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary as National Youth Day, the Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu organized a Lecture-cum-Interaction Programme on the topic "Life & Teachings of Swami Vivekananda" at Brig Rajinder Singh Auditorium. Swami Anatarananda from Ramakrishna Mission Jammu was the Keynote Speaker whereas Prof. Manoj K. Dhar, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu was the Chief Guest and Prof Arvind Jasrotia, Registrar, University of Jammu was the Guest Speaker on the occasion. The event which was attended by students, scholars, teachers, staff of the University and members of civil society was organized keeping the SOPs of Covid-19 intact.
In his soulful address, Swami Anatarananda told about the golden thoughts of Swami Vivekananda who believed in concentration and self-confidence which is immensely important to excel in life. He also said that continuous practice and perseverance is required to train one's own mind and spirit. He very beautifully exemplified that to succeed and to live a meaningful life, our mind must be pure and free of distractions.
In his address, Prof Manoj K. Dhar congratulated Dean Students Welfare, Prof. Prakash C. Antahal and his team for successfully organizing such a programme of high relevance as his first event as Dean Students Welfare. Citing the statistics that around 65% population of India is youth, he asserted this programme as highly relevant and meaningful. Moreover, Swami Vivekananda's vision has got all the essence which is required to make the youth of the country empowered, positive, courageous and thoughtful.
Prof Arvind Jasrotia enlightened the audience with his highly spiritual and transforming thoughts giving reference to Bhagwad Geeta, Vedas, Puranas, Uphishads and the quotations from Swami Vivekananda.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Prof Prakash Antahal informed that Department of Students Welfare is always prompt in organizing such events which inculcate positivity and intellect amongst students, he also introduced the Keynote speaker, Swami Anatarananda who joined the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission's Branch centre in the year 2000.
Prof Anupama Vohra, Chairperson Campus Cultural Committee presented the vote of thanks and expressed gladness over restart of offline activities on the campus with such a noble event.