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Universal Brotherhood Marathon at Kangra

Universal Brotherhood Day celebrated at Kangra - Marathon held KANGRA : SEPTEMBER 11 - The self transformation among all sections of the society, particularly among the youth, was need of the hour in order to see a transformed society grows in days to come and the cherished dream of Swami Vivekananda is fulfilled to have an ideal India.

Vice Chancellor CUHP Prof. KC Agnihotri, who was Chief guest on the occasion of Universal brotherhood day organized by local branch Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari in the auditorium of Dr. Rajinder Prasad Govt. medical College at Tanda to commemorate the historical speech delivered by Swami
Vivekananda in the world religious conference on September 11, 1893. He said that the teachings of Swami Vivekananda were more relevant today than when he addressed the World Religious conference at Chicago and gave call for ' Universal Brotherhood'.

He said that youth should make Swami Vivekananda their icon to lead an ideal life. He stressed on the youth to follow Swami Vivekananda’s teachings which would keep them close to their cultural roots. Major General (Retd) Vishwenter Tandon , Guest of honour also stressed on the youth be close to Swami Ji’s teachings and shared his experiences with the youth. .

Ashok Raina Vibagh Pramuk Vivekananda Kendra Kanya Kumari Himachal Vibagh stressed on adopting the path of righteousness shown by Swami Vivekananda to have better tomorrow for India. He stressed on the self transformation among the youths to see the dream of Swami Vivekananda of a prosperous India in right perspective comes true.

Swami Vishard Chaitanya Achrya Chinmaynand Mission presided over the function. Earlier a marathon was organized by Vivekananda Kendra Kanaya Kumari
branch Kangra which was attended by large number of people from all sections of the societyinculding more than one thousand youths. The registered students both boys and girls from number of schools gathered in the campus of the SDM Kangra at 7.30 am and Kendra workers distributed the T Shirts with Swami Ji's message among the registered youths.

The marathon was flagged off by Sub Divisional Magistrate Kangra Dharmesh Kumar Ramotra and Visharad Chaitanya Acharya Chinmayanand Mission Tapovan from Tehsil Chowk of this town which concluded at DRPGMC Tanda.

In the boys category Arun Choudhary , Rishu Kumar and Aney Kumar all of Dhronacharya PG College Rait bagged first second and third prize in the
marathon respectively, In girls section Rekha from DAV College Kangra, Tamana - Dronacharya College Rait and Seena Devi of Saran College of Education got first second and third position respectively. In the higher age group Dr. Sunil, Hem Singh of Polytechnic Kangra and Sheshi Kumar Dogra from SDM office Kangra got first second and third prize respectively. The winners were given prizes and a certificates.

Dr. Sanjay Sachdeva world famous ENT specialist was honored for his selfless service among deaf and dumb children in this hill state. Charan Singh Thapa 94 year old Freedom fighter and associate of Neta Ji Subhash Chander Bose, in absentia was honoured through his grand daughter Ritika Gurung.

1000 T shirts were distributed free among the participants carrying Swami Ji’s message.