VIVEKANANDA CULTURAL CENTRE
(A unit of Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai)
CELEBRATE INDIA — CELEBRATE VIVEKANANDA
When the question “What was the greatest speech ever in the world?” was posed to six prominent writers by Intelligent Life, the culture-technology – lifestyle sibling of The Economist, Mark Tully, BBC’s former bureau chief for India, had chosen Swami Vivekananda’s speech at the first World Parliament of Religions in Chicago on 11, September 1893.
Referring to the New York Herald’s declaration that “Vivekananda is undoubtedly the greatest figure in the Parliament of Religions”, Tully noted that Swami Vivekananda was relevant then and is relevant today.
Thus Swami Vivekananda raised the dignity of India by placing India’s ideals and culture on a high pedestal. Through his extempore speech of 472 words, apart from proclaiming the glory of India to the world, Swami Vivekananda rekindled the inner spirit of other religions as well.
To commemorate the cultural and religious renaissance initiated by Swami Vivekananda, we propose to have a programme on 11, September 2014 at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre in Chennai.
Date : Sep – 11, 2014. Thursday – Time : 5.30 pm – 8.00 pm at Vivekanandar Illam
5.30 to 6.00 pm : Bhajan – NDJA Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Ch-39.
6.00 to 6.10 pm : Collective reading the Chicago Address
6.10 to 6.45 pm : Special Talk by Smt. Bharathi Bhaskar
6.45 to 7.00 pm : Benediction : Revered Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj
7.00 to 8.00 pm : Clippings of Chicago address from a TV Serial ‘Swami Vivekananda’ (Tamil) by Krishnaswamy Associates
Day-long unique event open for public-participation
140 ft long white banner on the outer compound wall of Vivekanandar Illam, Chennai – 5 will be kept for the admirers of Swamiji to pen their most favourite quote of Him, between 6 am to 8 pm on Thursday, Sep 11, 2014.
All are Welcome
Vivekanandar Illam, Kamarajar Salai, Triplicane, Chennai – 5.
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