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Press Release on Celebration of National Youth Day and birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda at the Consulate General of India, Chicago

Posted on: January 12, 2023 | Back | Print

The Consulate General of India in Chicago with the support of the Swami Vivekananda Vedanta Society of Chicago celebrated National Youth Day marking the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda -India’s ‘youth icon for ages’ at its premises on Thursday, 12 January 2023.

The event was attended by 100+ people, which included students of schools & universities and youth professionals.

In a solemn ceremony held at the Consulate, Consul General Somnath Ghosh elaborated on the colossal impact of Swami Vivekananda on the youth of India in his time and then on successive generations.

Swami Ishatmananda, President of the Swami Vivekananda Society, who was the keynote speaker, elaborated on how youth in foreign countries can contribute to the progress and development of India.

The event featured an Indian classical Violin recital by Ms. Shreya Sahai and a song recital by Ms. Sanya Bawa accompanied by Ms. Sonali Srivastava on Tabla.

The students and professionals who shared their thoughts and experience on Swami Vivekananda's teachings included Sahana Kumar, Sanchit Kumar, Hrishikesh Saigaonkar, Jordan Brinker, Mr. Abhay Agarwal, Daksh Vermareddy, Abhay Agrawal, Samridhi Patra.