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12-point plan to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda which falls in 2012.

Creation of Swami Vivekananda chairs in universities across the country and preservation of some of the important sites visited by him are among the key recommendations made by a committee set up to plan his 150th birth anniversary celebrations.

The high-level committee headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held its first meeting here today which was attended by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, chief ministers of several states and eminent academicians. more…

Swami Vivekananda as a role model for the youth

Propagate Swami Vivekananda as a role model for the youth- Hon’ble CM

Gujarat CM Shri Narendra Modi suggested the GOI should take initiatives for organizing befitting programmes in about 150 universities all over world for spreading the messages of Swami Vivekananda’s teachings and ideas.

While speaking at the first meeting of the National Committee for commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda held here today under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Gujarat Chief Minister said that the projection of Swami Vivekananda as a youth icon would lead to more social consciousness in the youth of today. more…

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Rabindranath Tagore and Swami Vivekananda have failed to bring Mamata Banerjee and Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee together.

New Delhi, May 20: Even Rabindranath Tagore and Swami Vivekananda have failed to bring Mamata Banerjee and Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee together.

Bengal’s chief minister and his principal rival both skipped the meetings of two national committees here today, held to fix the guidelines for the 150-year celebrations for the poet and the monk. more…