Nagpur News: On occasion of 150th birth anniversary of the Youth icon of India Swami Vivekananda, Vivek: Swami Vivekananda Youth Initiative had been inaugurated on 11 September 2013 at ShriRamdeobabaCollege of Engineering & Management (RCOEM). The forum was inaugurated at the hands of Mukul Kanitkar, All India Joint organizing secretary of Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal. The proposed forum will bring together the best minds in India to ideate on key national and international issues; promote initiatives that further the cause of peace and global harmony; monitor socio-economic trends.
Inaugural function started with lightning of traditional lamp & recital of Vivekananda Song. Program was chaired by Govindlal Agrawal, General Secretary, RCOEM. Dr. S. T. Deshmukh, Director & Dr.V.S.Deshpande, Principal & Patron of Youth Initiative shared the dais.
In his introductory remarks Dr.V.S.Deshpande, Principal briefed the audience need of Youth initiative in academic trends that have a bearing on India’s unity and integrity; interact with civil society and offer institutional support for exchange of ideas and interaction. He expect that Youth initiative will spread the thoughts based on the character building ideas of Swami Vivekananda. He also sighted the scholarly works of Swamiji & its relevance to society.
Chief guest Mukul Kanitkar in his address praised the students for taking first step towards activity of nation building. He mentioned the importance of 11 September as World Brotherhood day in context to Swamiji’s Chicago Speech in world Religion conference. He emphasized to take motivation from example of Jamshed Tata , Prof. J.C.Bose, Prof. Prafulla Chandra Ray who through Swamiji’s inspiration dedicated their professional life in India’s Scientific & technological growth. These examples were of great relevance for engineering students as these are real role models, Kanitkar said. In his address, he urged RCOEM-Youth Initiative to focus on developmental activities leading to research in various fields of Engineering & technology.
In his presidential address Govindlal Agrawal express his delight for taking this initiative in RCOEM in memory of Swami Vivekananda. He motivated the students to take inspiration from Swamiji’s work & use their skills for solving problems of society. He expressed concern of having a library equipped with literary works of Swamiji & his disciples for Youth Initiative. He also expressed the use of modern communication tools in knowing Swamiji & his work.
Dr. S.Dogra, NSS Coordinator; Dr.Rashmi Sahu, Dean SRC; Prof. N. M. Deshkar, Dean Students Welfare; Dr. M. M. Gupta ,HOD Industrial Engg. ; Dr. K. N. Agrawal, HOD , Mechanical Engg , Prof. Bhave, Prof. Manoj Tiwari , Prof. Morankar were prominently present along with large number of Youth initiative members.
Student coordinators Mr.Akshay Deshpande, Akash Naoghare, Sanket Gavankar, Dhanjay Harkare, Ameya Khedkar, Chinamy Joshi, Vishal Nandwar, Saurabh Agrawal, Mitesh Agrawal & Anirudhha Bharte worked hard for the success of function under the guidance of Prof. B.M.Hardas & Prof. N.S.Damle Convener of Youth Initiative .Program concluded with recital of Vande Maatram. Ms. Roshni Tiwari compared the proceedings.