Vivekananda message provides solutions to all our problems
Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Jayanthi celebrations started in Hyderabad
HYDERABAD : Swami Vivekananda’s messages continue to provide solutions to all our problems, but it only needs political will to tackle problems, said Sri Ravi Kumar Iyer, Saha Samyojak, Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh. He was speaking as chief guest at the inauguration event of Swami Vivekananda 150th Jayanthi Celebrations in Hyderabad on January 5, 2013.
According to him, Swami Vivekananda’s life teaches us the basic essentials that our society needs to cultivate are enormous courage, youthfulness and positive energy. Recalling that Swami Vivekananda said he needed hundreds of youth who can change the fate of the country, he said now we are having numerous such youth who have been recognised for their unparallel intelligence and technical know how.
Though the media reports makes us to feel sad about prevailing conditions in the country, he said many young Indians have been achieving unpredictable glory though their immense intelligence through out the world. But the media has no time to look into that brighter side of the Indian icons, he said.
Referring to major outcry in the country following recent gang rape of a 23-yaer-old girl in the national capital New Delhi, Sri Ravi Kumar Iyer said we could have avoided such incidents had we aware of our people about Sita and Savitri.
He said India is completely a different nation in the world after 1998 Phokran nuclear test. The US President Bill Clinton, who had imposed sanctions against India after the nuclear test and practically imposed ban on Indian youth landing in US, was forced with in two years to visit India with a 50-member-old trade delegation to revival relations only to save their own economy.
Recalling that Indians have been purchasing key industries in Europe from the open stock market and Indian brains have been contributing for the technological operations all over the globe, he said that Indians have been proving their upper hand in almost all sectors.
He recalled that India is one among three nations presently stated as registering high rate of development, only after US and China. Countries like Germany, France and Japan are not nearer to us, he added. India is the only democratic country registering more than 6 per cent growth rate continuously besides severe economic crisis, while all the western countries are struggling hard to gain 1 to 3 per cent growth rate, he said.
India has been emerging as a mighty scientific power in the world through its indigenous Information Technology, Super Computers and rocket technologies. Recently, when India successfully tested its Agni-V which can target intercontinental ballistic missile at range of 5,000 KM, he recalled that China deputed our claim and said it can target at a range of 8,000 KM and above. “That is how our technological capacities recognised in the world”, he added.
He said that Singapore Prime Minister once said that “If China’s growth rate frightens Asian nations; India’s growth rate gives security to other countries”. Sri Ravi Kumar Iyer said Yoga and Vedic knowledge are now spreading like wild fire all over the globe. He said that Swami Vivekananda makes the world to understand that “India is not a geographical entity, but a spiritual land”.
Recalling that an American young women, Tulasi (31) who took oath in their people’s representative house on Gita, first time by any one in the US, he said she is not Indian origin. He predicted in few decades, US may have a President who puts his trust on Hindu ethos.
Pujya Sri Sithikantananda Swamy, Monk of Sri Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad, delivering Aashish prasang said that Swami Vivekananda is combination of Buddhath’s heart and Shankara’s mind. He said that Swami Vivekananda was the first person, who introduced India’s great spiritual strength to the world. According to him, while the western world always struggle hard to discuss on external phenomena’s of the human body, it was only Indian seers discusses on the internal world of the human body. The bedrock of India’s strength is spiritualism, he said.
Stating that youth in the age group of 20 to 28 are being attracted more towards Swami Vivekananda’s teachings and books published on Swami Vivekananda are widely sold presently, he expressed confidence that the future of this land will rest with glory in the hands of these youth.
Sri Hanumantha Rao, life worker of Vivekananda Kendra and treasurer of Swami Vivekananda 150th Jayanthi Celebrations Committee, said that the great contribution of Swamiji was to realise the people that men is embodiment of GOD and service to humanity is service to Madhav. Besides spiritual activity, Swami makes us to realise the need to look after the well-being of the humanity, which contributes essential part of spirituality.
Former DGP of Andhra Pradesh and State President of 150th Jayanthi Committee Dr K. Aravind Rao presided over the programme. Stating that Swami Vivekananda is relevant even today, he summarised Swami’s contributions in three fields, namely dharmic, social and political. As these three areas are even now in crisis, he said only Vivekananda’s spirit will help us to come out from this trauma. The moral courage shown by him is lacking in our leadership, which is root cause of numerous problems of our society, he added.
150th Jayanthi Utsava Samithi central committee members Justice Ambati Lakshman rao, former Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court; Justice C V Ramulu, former High Court Judge; Sri Pullela Gopichand, former international badminton champion; state committee general secretary Dr C. Umamaheswar Rao, IAS (Rtd.), Former Vice Chancellor of Osmania University and city president Prof T TirupathiRao, city general secretary Sri Balda Ashok and Smt. Gottipati Satyavani, convenor, Bharatiyam, were present. Large number of prominent citizens attended the programme.