Short Report on Celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda
150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda Celebrated in P.G. Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh on Saturday, January 12, 2013. The followings were the main highlights of this gracious event:
· A short film “Swami Vivekananda: A Documentary” showed to the students and faculty of the college. Several student activities were held including dance and patriotic songs.
· Dr. Anita Khosla (Head, Hindi Deptt.) and Dr. Renu Somal (Psychology Deptt.) were stage secretaries and introduced the dignitaries and Mrs. Achila Dogra (Principal) welcomed the guests.
· A panel discussion on “Relevance of Swami Vivkenanda’s Philosophy in 21st Century” held and the Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Mr. K.K. Sharma presided the session. Other panelists included Dr. Sudhir Baweja (Programme Coordinator, Philosophy and Vivekananda Studies, USOL, P.U., Chandigarh), Swami Ramrupanda ji (Ramakrishna Ashram , Sector-15, Chandigarh) , Mr. V.K. Singh (Finance Secretary, Chandigarh Admn. and Mr. Ajoy Sharma (DHE, Chandigarh). In the whole session an insightful and informative discussion held and participants enjoyed the session and learned a lot about Swami Vivekananda’s life and thoughts.
· Following Competitions were held: Essay Writing (PGGC-11, Chandigarh), Declamation Contest (PGGC-46, Chandigarh) and Slogan Writing Competition (PGGCG-11, Chandigarh)
· An interactive session was also a part of this occasion. Students as well as faculty member asked questions and panelists answered the same and programme got a huge success.
Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal