Universal Brotherhood Day was celebrated at VKV Tezu in a befitting manner
11th September; Tezu: Acknowledging the historic address of Swami Vivekananda at World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, on 11th September, 1893 about his unique message of Universal Brotherhood and India’s spirituality to the West, Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Tezu jointly VKV Alumni Association, Lohit Unit celebrated Universal Brotherhood Day inviting parents, govt officials, well wishers and local public on 11th September, 2017 in Tezu, the district head quarter of Lohit of Arunachal Pradesh
A marathon race was organised at 4.30 am by VKV Alumni Association, Lohit Unit, VKV-Tezu & VKV Tafrogam jointly to celebrate 40 years of celebration of VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh. The District Medical Officer, Tezu was the Chief Guest to flag off the race from Amik Matai Vidya Mandir and it was culminated at VKV Tezu.
The celebration of Universal Brotherhood Day was in Amik Ringya Hall at 10 am. The Deputy Commissioner, Sri Karma Leki, Lohit Dist. of Arunachal Pradesh was the Chief Guest to grace the occasion. Sri Suresh Kr. Behera, the Principal of the school welcomed the dignitaries and guests, presented a brief report of the school and its achievement in the previous academic session.
The Chief Guest, Sri Karma Leki, on his maiden speech, pointed out Swamiji’s toil in reaching Chicago and participating in the World Parliament of Religion, and his message of Universal Brotherhood to the world. He also appreciated the 40 years of selfless and dedicated service of Vivekananda Kendra in establishing VKVs and imparting quality education to their children in Arunachal Pradesh and extended his heartfelt thanks to the VKV Alumni Association, Lohit Unit for organising Marathon race in the morning. He gave away the cash prizes to the winners of Marathon race sponsored by VKV Aluminise.
Sri Uttam Kumar Patel, a teacher of the school highlighted the importance of the day. He glorified Swami Vivekananda as the bravest son of Mother India. He was the first Indian seer to carry Indian Culture and heritage to the west. Swamiji’s Address to the entire world on Sanatan Dharma and its doctrine and the religion which gave his country the epithet of world tolerance were the gist of his entire address. We the People of India, Unity in Diversity, forgetting caste, creed and religion would work together to accomplish the vision of Swamiji , he added. A cultural show highlighting the message of Swami Vivekananda was performed by the children of the school.
Vote of thanks was proposed by Sri Rajeev Kr Singh, a teacher the school followed by shanty mantra.