Kolkata, Jan 12: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said the youth of the country should come together to dispel the climate of hatred and uncertainty and work for the greater glory of this great nation.
Taking to her Twitter handle on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the great preacher and philosopher Swami Vivekananda, Ms Banerjee said, " Swami Vivekananda's birthday is also celebrated as #NationalYouthDay."
" The youth of the country should come together to dispel the climate of hatred and uncertainty and work for the greater glory of this great nation, " she observed.
" Today is the birth anniversary of the great preacher and philosopher, #SwamiVivekananda. Today, more than ever, Swamiji’s message of peace and universal brotherhood must guide us, " she stated.
" We are observing #VivekChetanaUtsav in his memory across the State, " the Chief Minister added.
The West Bengal Government is celebrating the 157th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda in association with the Ramakrishna Math and Mission through the three-day-long Vivek Chetana Utsav, from January 10-12.
All the 341 blocks, 117 municipalities, six municipal corporations of the State, the 144 wards of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) and all the district headquarters are celebrating Vivek Chetana Utsav through processions, exhibitions, symposiums and quiz competitions on the life of Swami Vivekananda, and debates, exhibition football matches and other cultural programmes.
The State Youth Welfare Department is organising the festival.
It may be noted that January 12 has been a State holiday since 2012. (UNI)