Assam to observe 150th anniv of Vivekananda



Guwahati: A year-long programme would be organised in Assam along with the rest of the country to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

A cultural procession would be taken out on January 12 here which will be attended among others by Pro-Vice Chancellor of Tezpur University and Barpeta Sattra's head Bashishtha Dev Sarmah, Convenor of Swami Vivekananda's 150th Birth Anniversary Committee Siddhartha Dev Sarmah told reporters here Thursday.

He said that several programmes have been chalked out at both the national and state level to take his message to every home in the country.

The organisers of the celebration committees have adopted the theme 'Wake Up Bharat! Enlighten the world' and would make a determined effort to bring a renaissance in the country.

Eminent intellectuals, youth icons, spiritual leaders, scientists, economists and administrators are steering the working committees at the national, regional and state level, Sarmah added.

The Committee has also planned to celebrate with year-long programmes under five segments--youth (Yuva Shakti), women (Samvardhini), elite and intellectuals (Prabuddh), rural (Gramya) and for tribal communities (Asmita).

PTI