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Swami Vivekananda inspired Sister Nivedita to start Girl’s school in India – Nikhil Yadav

Principal Prof. C Sheela Reddy honoring Shri Nikhil Yadav, Prant Yuva Pramukh, Vivekananda Kendra, Uttar Prant 

A special lecture was organized by Sri Venkateswara College, Univerity of Delhi, in collaboration with Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari (Delhi Branch), on 28th April 2023. Shri Nikhil Yadav, Prant Yuva Pramukh, Vivekananda Kendra, Uttar Prant, was the Chief Speaker of the session held in the Sri Venkateswara College premises. Respected Principal Prof. C Sheela Reddy inaugurated the session, and program convenor Dr Ram Kishore Yadav gave the welcome remarks. 

Shri Nikhil Yadav, while speaking on the session’s theme, ” Vivekananda’s vision on Education,” said that according to Swami Vivekananda, the role of education should be to bring out the inherent perfection within a human being. Education should instil character-building and national-building characteristics into a human being. Education should help an individual grow holistically and install into the new generation to work selflessly for society. Because of continuous foreign invasions Indian education system was destroyed, so to revive women’s education in India, Swami Vivekananda asked his disciple Sister Nivedita to come to India and start girls’ school in India. In November 1898, with Swamiji’s and Sister Nivedita’s efforts, the first school was started in Kolkata. Swamiji wanted that education should be broadcasted to the masses of India. It is through spiritual education India will revive its lost glory. Since the program was organized under the aegis of ” Azadi Ka Amrut Mohatsav,” Shri Nikhil Yadav said that Swamiji was the backbone behind the Indian freedom movement. Swami Vivekananda’s teachings inspired stalwarts from across backgrounds, including Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose, C. Rajagopalachari, and Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, among others. Several faculty members and students of Sri Venkateswara College attended the program.

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