157th birth anniv of Vivekananda observed

Vivekananda Shiksha o Sangskriti Parishad observed the 157th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and 30th establishment anniversary of the parishad at Dhaka University (DU).

Marking the day, a seminar was held at Muzaffar Ahmed Chowdhury Auditorium of the university. The parishad distributed Vivekananda stipend and educational materials among students.

DU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman was the chief guest while Swami Purnatmananda Maharaj, principal of Dhaka Ramakrishna Math, was present as guest of honour at the programme. The event included a discussion and cultural sessions.

With Parishad’s president Akhil Chandra Bhowmik in the chair, DU Jagannath Hall’s Provost Professor Mihir Lal Saha, Parishad’s central governing body President Joyanta Kumar Dev and Sarada Sangha, Dhaka’s General Secretary Meera Saha, and parishad’s General Secretary Karuna Kishore Chakraborty, among others, spoke on the occasion.

Professor Akhtaruzzaman paid deep tribute to Swami Vivekananda and said, "We have been inspired by him to think about human service, world welfare, Bengali nationalism and unity of the society. He was a practitioner of knowledge, he added. The Vice-Chancellor said that Vivekananda had spread the message of mutual assistance, coordination and peace by removing disputes, destruction and disagreements.

In addition, the annual publication "Gyandeep" was unveiled.