STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 12 January
The National Youth Day function at Vigyan Bhawan here today brought to a close the Government of India&’s 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda. The function was attended by Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, Union Defence Minister, Mr A K Antony, Union Culture Minister, Mrs Chandresh Kumari Katoch, Ramakrishna Mission and Math secretary-general, Shrimat Swami Suhitananda and Ramakrishna Mission Delhi secretary, Swami Shantatmananda.
All speakers paid glowing tributes to Swami Vivekananda, calling him a man very relevant to the modern times.
Sarada Children’s Forum presented a medley of Swamiji’s teachings/incidents.
The programme at Ramakrishna Mission ashram premises concluded with a magic show that held the young audience spell-bound.