Mysore Dec 25, 2012: Across the nation today SANKALP DIWAS was observed by Swami Vivekananda’s 150 Birthday Celebration Committee of respective state. In Karnataka, the Sankalp Diwas was observed in different cities, District headquar
tes in which thousands of patriotic citizens participated.
Swami Vivekananda’s 150 Birthday Celebration Committee had organised “Sankalp Diwas” for the committed youths of Mysore. It is on this day ie., 25 December 1892, Swami Vivekananda took vow to spread the message of Bharath to the whole world at Kanyakumari which has now become the Rock Memorial. About 150 Youths took oath to dedicate themselves to commitedly work in the year-long programmes by the Committee in propagating the teachings of Swami Vivekananda by working amongst youths, women, the poor and the downtrodden.
The year-long programme commences from 12 January 2013 being Swami Vivekananda’s Birthday and also National Youth Day and ends on 12 January 2014. The Members of the State Committee includes Justice Shivaraj Patil, President, Dr K Chidananda Gowda, former Vice-chancellor, Kuvempu University, Dr R Balasubramaniam, Founder Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, both being Vice-Presidents, Sri K B Ganapathy, Editor in Chief and Managing Director, Star of Mysore and Mysooru Mitra, Sri Jagannath Shenoy, Managing Partner, Mangalore Ganesh Beedies, Sri A Viswanath, Chartered Accountant, Dr K Anantharamu, Rtd. Professor of Kannada, University of Mysore, are members.