Karnataka Statewide VIVEK BAND youth campaign to begin on January 12, 2018

Bengaluru, January 05, 2018 : Aimed to spread the message of ‘BE GOOD – DO GOOD on the occasion of the 155th  birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, an mega youth campaign VIVEK BAND-2018 has been organized by Samartha Bharata trust, an organization  promoting social volunteering among youth. The Campaign to begin on January 12, 2018 and to conclude on January 26, 2018.

Addressing the Press Conference held at Rashtrotthana Parishat in Bengaluru, Rajesh Padmar, Trustee of Samartha Bharata told “ The campaign starts with the wearing of a wrist band carrying the message BE GOOD – DO GOOD  on January 12th, 2018, to commemorate the 155th birthday of Swami Vivekananda, which is celebrated as National Youth Day, and lasts for 2 weeks till January 26th, 2018.”.

“Vivek Band Campaign  aims to reach more than 12 lakh youth and students and let the message serve as a reminder of the immense potential and opportunities that the youth have, to transform their lives and to pledge to build a strong, healthy society” said Rajesh Padmar.

(L-R)Samartha Bharata trustee Malini Bhaskar, environmental activist Dr. Shanti, Tree doctor Vijay Nishanth, Actor Sparsha Rekha, Samartha Bharata Trustee Rajesh Padmar with Vivek Bands

In the Press Conference; Noted actress Sparsha Rekha who supported the Campaign spreading the message of wearing Khadi, Tree Doctor Vijay Nishanth endorsed the campaign on the theme of nurture a plant and Environmental activist Dr Shanti joined the campaign creating ecological awareness to reduce the usage of plastic in daily life. Malini Bhaskar, Trustee of Samartha Bharata was present.

Do Good:

  1. Nurture a Plant
  2. Wear Khadi
  3. Reduce Plastic Usage

Do Good posters

The Vivek Band campaign expects the youth have to pass on the legacy of ‘BE GOOD – DO GOOD’ to more people by indulging in inspiring activities and becoming active role models. Vivek Bands will be available at few outlets across the state from 06 th of January 2018. Details  available on the website at www.samarthabharata.org and www.vivekband.com  In order to make this message available to more youngsters, technology-based forums such as the Samartha Bharata website, social media, Whatsapp and SMS are being used for promoting the Vivek Band campaign. These forums will also be available to those who have chosen to wear the Vivek wrist band for sharing inspirational experiences. Many organisations, educational institutions, cultural associations, youth icons, scientists, sports stars, cine stars etc are endorsing the campaign.

The campaign entails:

  1. Wearing Vivek Band with the message ‘BE GOOD – DO GOOD’ on 12th January
  2. Involving in a service-oriented i.e. DO GOOD activity between 12th-26th January
  3. Organizing an inspirational talk to spread the spirit of service and nationalism
  4. Sharing BE GOOD DO GOOD experience on social media with hashtag #VivekBand and other platforms to inspire others. Giving a missed call to 8792662262.
  5. This year, theme of Do Good Activity of #VivekBand Campaign is a) Nurture a Plant, b) Wear Khadi and c) Reduce Plastic Usage.  


Eminent personalities from different social arena endorsed the Vivek Band Campaign since 3 years;


Smriti Irani, UnionMinister, Govt of India

Dr. D.Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of the Dharmasthala Temple

Poojya Nirmalanandanatha Swamiji, Adichunchanagiri Matha

Sri Sri Ravishankar, Art of living

Justice RTD Santhosh Hegde

Lakshmi Gopalaswamy (Actor),

Maj.Bhavana Chiranjay, Aniruddh (Actor),

Dr.BN Gangadhar, Director, NIMHANS

Ashwin Angadi (UN awardee),

Sharath Gayakwad (Paralympic Swimmer, Arjuna Awardee),

Dr.Rajashekhar (Founder-Director of Shekar Hospitals)

Dr.Myalaswami Annadurai, ISRO scientist & Program Director of Mangalayaana

Arjun Devaiah, Asian Games Gold medalist

Justice (Rtd)  Shivaraj Patil, Eminent law expert

Padma Bhushan Dr. Devi Shetty, cardiologist and Chairman of Narayana Hrudayalaya

Srinagara Kitty, Kannada actor

B.C.Patil, actor and politician

Mamata Poojari, Indian Women’s Kabaddi Team captain

Prakashananda Swamiji, Ramakrishna Ashram

Dr.Sharan Patil, orthopedic surgeon and CMD of Sparsh chain of hospitals

Chakravarti Sulibele, Social Activist, Orator-Columnist

Abhimanyu Mithun, cricketer

Guru Kiran, music director

Dr.C.S.Rao, President of Reliance Communications

Roopika, Kannada actor


Major Events in Bengaluru on January 12, 2018 will be informed to all media in our next Press Release on January 10, 2018.

Contact Details: 9980000993, 9880621824  www.samarthabharta.org    www.vivekband.com