Bengaluru, January 12, 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 was launched today at RV Teachers College, Bengaluru.
Eminent Scientist and Former ISRO Chief Dr K Radhakrishnan, AVS Murthy of Rashtreeya Sikshana Samithi, Dr Krishnaiah, Principal of RV Teachers College, Rajesh Padmar, Trustee of Samartha Bharata were present on the occasion.
The Campaign 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.
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.
- Nurture a Plant
- Wear Khadi
- Reduce Plastic Usage
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:
- Wearing Vivek Band with the message ‘BE GOOD – DO GOOD’ on 12th January
- Involving in a service-oriented i.e. DO GOOD activity between 12th-26th January
- Organizing an inspirational talk to spread the spirit of service and nationalism
- Sharing BE GOOD DO GOOD experience on social media with hashtag #VivekBand and other platforms to inspire others. Giving a missed call to 8792662262.
- 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