Published On : Mon, Sep 9th, 2013

Nagpur to take part in the “Bharat Jago Daud” to spread Swami Vivekanand’s great thoughts

The entire nation will simultaneously participate in “Bharat Jago Daud” to provide powerful wings to spread Swami Vivekanand’s most valued thoughts amongst today’s students and youths on September 11.

MMMMNagpur News: Come September 11, and the entire Republic of India, Bharat, Hindustan will run for a very noble cause. The nation will participate in “Bharat Jago Daud” to provide powerful wings to spread Swami Vivekanand’s most valued thoughts amongst today’s students and youths. The Youth Icon Swami Vivekanand’s 150th Birth Anniversary is being celebrated throughout the year in the country and across the world. Various programmes are being organized to mark the 150th Birth Anniversary of the great thinker. The “Bharat Jago Daud” has been organized on the University-level across the nation simultaneously.

In Nagpur, the “Bharat Jago Daud” is being  organized under the leadership of the Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) by Rashtriya Seva Yojna (National Service Scheme) and Physical Education Department of RTMNU on September 11. The NMC, Vivekanand Kendra are in the forefront in the organization of Mother of All Race. Similarly, Ramkrishna Math, IT Sector, all people’s representatives of Nagpur, Divisional Commissioner, District Collector, Police Commissioner, and other Government officials and employees are cooperating for the success of the “Bharat Jago Daud”.

In the Nagpur “Bharat Jago Daud”, about 20000-25000 students and all age group citizens are likely to participate in the race. Prominent personalities like Divisional Commissioner, District Collector, Police Commissioner, all MLAs, MPs, RTMNU Vice-Chancellor, Mayor, Corporators, Principals, and others are likely to participate in the race.


The “Bharat Jago Daud” is divided in two parts.

1)      CELEBRITY DAUD: About 20000-25000 students and other dignitaries will participate in the race. The “Daud” will be flagged off at 7 am from Yashwant Stadium and cover a distance of 2 kilometers. The “Daud” will culminate back Yashwant Nagar at 8.30 am and will end with  the concluding ceremony.

2)      MARATHON:  Marathon of 11 kilometer for Men and 5.5 kilometer for women have organized. The Athletics Association and other sports organizations have taken the responsibility for the marathon.

Following is the route of Celebrity Daud:

A)     Starting point: Yashwant Stadium: Munje Chowk – Haldiram – Variety Square – Jhansi Rani Square – Panchsheel Square – Mehadia Square – Yashwant Stadium.

Following is the route of Marathon (Women):

B)      Starting Point: Yashwant Stadium: Munje Chowk – Haldiram – Variety Square – Zero Mile – RBI Square – Akashvani Square – GPO Square – Ladies Club – Law College Square – Bhole Petrol Pump – VIP Road Square – Alankar Cinema Square – University Library Square – Kachipura Police Post Square – Lokmat Square – Gorakshan Square – Home Guard Office – Mehadia Square – Yashwant Stadium.

Following is the route of Marathon (Men):

C)      Yashwant Stadium: Munje Chowk – Haldiram – Variety Square – Zero Mile – RBI Square – Akashvani Square – GPO Square – Ladies Club – Law College Square – Ravi Nagar Square – Ramnagar Square – Hill Road – Yashwant Nagar – Dharampeth College – Krazy Castle –Ambajhari – Subhash Chowk – VNIT – Matey Square – Shraddhanand Peth Square – Laxmi Nagar Square – Deekshabhoomi Square – Rahate Colony Square – Gorakshan Square — Home Guard Office – Mehadia Square – Yashwant Stadium.

Some of the thoughts of Swami Vivekanand:

“You are the makers of your own fortunes. You make yourselves suffer, you make good and evil, and it is you who put your hands before your eyes and say it is dark. Take your hands away and see the light.”

“Practice is absolutely necessary. You may sit down and listen to me by the hour every day, but if you do not practice, you will not get one step further.”

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”