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NITK Surathkal celebrates National Youth Day

NITK Surathkal Youth Day
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Mangaluru: The National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal (NITK) celebrated National Youth Day on January 12, 2024, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. The event was jointly organized by the NSS unit, Utkrishta Bharat club, and the Indian Knowledge System Team of NITK, to inspire students to follow the ideals and teachings of Swami Vivekananda.

Swami Sarvasthanandaji, the head of Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre, London was the Chief Guest.

Swami Jitakamanandaji, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore Centre and Capt. Ganesh Karnik, a veteran of the Indian Army were the Guests of Honour

Prof. B Ravi, the Director of NITK presided.

The event featured various cultural events, quiz programs, and panel discussions on topics related to Swami Vivekananda’s philosophy and vision for India.

In his initial remarks, NITK Director, Prof. B Ravi, thanked the distinguished guests for their gracious presence to enlighten and inspire the students. He expressed his hope that the students would imbibe the values and principles of Swami Vivekananda and strive to make a positive difference in the world. He emphasized that the Golden milk or turmeric latte from the Indian Knowledge System has evolved in the Western world.

This is from our traditional Haldi milk. Similarly, intermittent fasting, which is part of the Indian Knowledge System, is getting popular all over the globe. Hence, he urged students to understand and research our ancient past and the Indian Knowledge System.

The Chief Guest, Swami Sarvasthanandaji, emphasized compassion and urged youth to contribute to the welfare of the underprivileged. He encouraged the youth to disseminate the learning acquired at NITK. He credited Swami Vivekananda’s vision for the establishment of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and advised youngsters to harmonize mind, heart, and hand.

Swami Jitakamananda inspired the youth to build the nation through holistic education, emphasizing character development and physical health. He advocated for the concentration of the mind using Indian yogic knowledge.

Capt. Ganesh Karnik urged students to follow Swami Vivekananda’s teachings for a prosperous India. He emphasized the importance of awakening individual potential through education. He said: ‘Be rooted to take wings. To be rooted, follow Swami Vivekananda’s path.”

NITK Surathkal Youth DayThe Dean of Student Welfare, NSS Coordinator, PIC – Indian Knowledge System (NITK), Faculty Advisor – Utkrishta Bharat Club, faculty, and staff and more than 300 students participated in the event and expressed their enthusiasm and gratitude for the opportunity to learn from the distinguished guests.

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