AIR News : The Nation remembers Swami Vivekananda, one of the finest spiritual leaders and intellects India has EVER produced on his death anniversary today. Swami Vivekananda, died on July 4, 1902, when he was just 39 at Belur Math in West Bengal. Hailed as a Dhyana Sidha, a meditation expert, by his Guru Ramakrishna Paramhamsa, Swami Vivekananda was born Narendranath Dutta in an affluent family in Kolkata on January 12, 1863.
He devoted his life to the service of the nation and humanity and laid emphasis on the power of meditation. After getting attracted to the idea of meditation in childhood, he achieved fame at the World’s Parliament of Religions held in Chicago in 1893. His speech made the culture and heritage of India popular.It may be recalled that Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that, Swami Vivekananda’s approach about poor people is being followed by the Government and with which India is moving ahead today.
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Home Minister Amit Shah and Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javedkar also paid tribute to Swami Vivekanand.