मंगलवार, 4 अक्तूबर 2011

Panchamukhi : Five segments

I. Youth :
“My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation. Out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem like lions" This was the conviction Swami Vivekananda had. Today Bharat is the only country, with 55% of its population in the prime of their youth. Age old Bharat is ever young!!
During the celebrations Vivekananda Yuva Mandali,  Ingnited Youth forum , Vivekananda Clubs will be started by student and non student youth below the age of 40 years.
They will organise programmes to promote Sewa (service), Atmavikas (physical and mental development), Adhyayan (study), Suraksha (security) & Samrasata (social harmony).
Samuhik Suryanamaskars in all cities and national level Essay competition will be organised in 2013

II. Social & Intellectual Leaders :
Swami Vivekananda said, “They alone live who live for others; the rest are more dead than alive.”
The elites and the intellectuals have a great responsibility in Nation-building. To these thought leaders and opinion builders from all walks of life following programmes will be organized.
1.  'Vimarsh' Lecture series on topical issues.
2. Yoga Pratimans (Training Modules based on Yoga) for senior executives, government officers, para military / defence services, School managements, religious place managements, Leaders of NGOs & Jana Pratinidhi like MPs, MLAs, Panchayat Presidents.
3. Seminars – State, National and  International level seminars and conferences on various topics related to Swami Vivekananda, issues of Historical, Civilizational and cultural importance and also topics of contemporary  national and international relevance.
4. Involving Intellectuals to write articles in and give talk about Swami Vivekananda's man-making, character building message.

III. Gramayan – Towards villages:
"Let new India arise …….. Let her arise – out of the peasants' cottage, grasping plough; out of the huts of the fishermen,….. Let her spring from the grocer's shop, from beside the oven of the fritter-seller. Let her emerge from groves and forests, from hills and mountains." Swami Vivekananda extolled in his lectures from Colombo to Almora.
Village committees will be formed. They will organise programmes like
Bharat Mata Pujan, Katha Kirtan, Mela. Mera Gav Mera tirth
Long term projects to develop vivek gram/vivek basti -village free of untouchability, conversion, addiction, police/courts and dependence on chemical fertilizers.

IV. Women Participation:
Swami Vivekananda said, “Without Shakti (Power) there is no regeneration for the world. Why is it that our country is the weakest and the most backward of all countries?-- because Shakti is held in dishonour here. .....Without the grace of Shakti nothing is to be accomplished. ”
In order to preserve, protect and promote our culture through women and to increase their participation, programmes will be organized in different strata of our society to promote –Sahbhag (participation), Sewa (service), Vikas (Development), Samskriti (Culture) & Samrasata (harmony)
1. Dampati Sammelan – Full day or half a day conferences for couples focusing on participation of women for social regeneration and for that contribution of men at home and in society.
2. Shakti Sammelan of women with
    a) Exhibitions : “Bharateeya womanhood” through the ages, “Valorous women of Bharat” & “Women of achievement” in various fields.
    b) Lectures and workshops on women participation.

V. Janjatis- The Tribals :
"The fate of a nation depends upon the condition of the masses. Can you raise them? Can you give them back their lost individuality without making them lose their innate spiritual nature?" Challenged Swami Vivekananda.
For the Tribals, their cultural and religious tradition is their identity. It is a bond that keeps the community together and in tune with nature. If these traditions are lost then the Janajati  community loses its identity, its' moral values and also the peace. They need to be supported to move ahead in time, to develop through the cultural traditions. Therefore programmes will be organized, with the motto “Development through Culture”  in the tribal areas to raise their level of self-confidence in themselves and in our culture and tradition.
Focus of the programs:
“Loss of Faith, Loss of Culture and Loss of Culture, Loss of Identity. ”
1. Conventions of Janajathi forums
2. Village headmens' meetings
3. Full support for Janjati festivals to strengthen  their indigenous faith.

गुरुवार, 29 सितंबर 2011

Theme of the celebrations

Wake Up Bharat :
Today Bharat is the most ancient civilization with maximum youth population. We see that youth of Bharat is educated, well-placed and sincere.  They want to know more and more about the country, its history and culture and also to serve the country whole heartedly. Service of the masses appeal to them. Swami Vivekananda had given the clarion call which had touched many young hearts who then jumped in the fire of freedom struggle for the independence of Bharat. Today when the youth is again poised for a take-off, the message of Swami Vivekananda would inspire them to take Bharat to ever new heights.

Enlighten the World :
Swami Vivekananda during the darkest period in the history of India, saw India emerging as the teacher of the world. Ancient India was considered Jagat Guru by the world. Contemporary world requires a clear goal and destination materially prosperous and spiritually enlightened, if it is not to flounder on its way. It is not only in the India's interest, but in world's interest that Bharat emerges as the leading light of the world. The 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda is the most appropriate occasion for India to prepare herself to rise as the Jagat-Guru and wake up to its potentialities & responsibilities and enlighten the world. 

Social Harmony :

The celebrations aim at taking message of Swami Vivekananda to all the sections of our society. Swamiji was the revolutionary thinker who triggered the renaissance of the Indian nationalism. He emphasized on the awakening of the masses without in any way hurting their faith in Sanatana Dharma. On  his 150th Birth anniversary all the sections of the society are eager to participate spontaneously. With the view of promoting social harmony, the committee has planned Panchamukhi (five pronged) programmes to involve all the members of the society under five  segments.

मंगलवार, 27 सितंबर 2011


“What our country now wants are muscles of iron and nerves of steel, gigantic will which nothing can resist, which can penetrate into the mysteries and the secrets of the universe and will accomplish their purpose in any fashion, even it meant going down to the bottom of the ocean and meeting death face to face.”
- Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda, the foremost disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was the first Hindu missionary in modern times to go abroad and re-enunciate to the world, the message of the universal religion – Sanatana Dharma, an inclusive message which denounced no religion and rejected none. Swami Vivekananda was a staunch patriot, nation-builder, social scientist and a master organizer. He was the first to set in motion and ignite the forces of national revival and put in process the re-construction of the country, which was demoralized and whose energies were scattered by the alien rule. He laid the foundation for the regeneration of the nation by making it aware of its soul, Hindu Dharma.
Intensive preparations are afoot throughout the length and breadth of our country to celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda from January 12, 2013 to January 12, 2014. Different organisations and also Government are planning big celebrations.
People of Bharat have decided to join together and celebrate the great occasion. Today when the nation is at the crossroads, these celebrations present the most potent opportunity to rid the nation of its spiritual, intellectual, social, political and national lethargy and confusion.
Important social leaders, thinkers, admirers of Swami Vivekananda along with experienced volunteers of many service organisations and youth representatives have come together to form the "Working Committee" at the national level and  39 at regional level.  These committees have started contacting  eminent intellectuals, youth icons, social and spiritual thought leaders, achievers in scientific, economic, administrative fields and many others to form "Swami Vivekananda Sardh Shati Samaroh Samiti" or "Swami Vivekananda 150th Birth Anniversary Celebration Committee" both at National and the state levels.