Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday paid floral tributes to the portrait
of the great philosopher and world famous spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda on
his birth anniversary—which is observed as ‘National Youth Day’—at his
residence office here. Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey was also present
on the occasion.
said on the occasion that Swami Vivekananda ji’s thoughts have given a new
direction to the entire society. He showed the country and the world the path
to serve mankind through his preaching and eloquent lectures. His famous
sayings like “utho, Jaago aur tab tak nahi ruko jab tak lakshya prapt na
ho jaye” (Arise, wake up and don’t stop till the goal is achieved)
continues to inspire youth and fill them with new energy even today.
is a matter of honor and pride for Chhattisgarh that Swami Vivekananda spent
most of his life in Raipur after Calcutta. He spent his childhood in Budhapara
here. In a bid to preserve and give a face-lift to his invaluable memories, the
state government is developing Swamiji’s residence, Rai Bahadur Bhootnath De
Bhawan, as a memorial. The Budha Talab of Raipur is now known as Vivekananda
Sarovar and the Vivekananda ji’s meditation posture idol installed here
introduces the future generation to his glorious history”, said Baghel.
added that the Airport at Nava Raipur named after Vivekananda ji, introduces
Swamiji’s association with Raipur all over the world. The incredible legacy of
Swamiji’s thoughts which he handed down to us at the young age of forty-nine
years is important and relevant even today. His invaluable thoughts and
teachings will continue to encourage upcoming generations.