In a world with consistently shifting principles, Swami Vivekananda’s ideologies of a simple life devoid of meaningless religiosity and idol worship has remained relevant. A visionary concerned with uplifting the youth, he visualised the collective development of a nation through them. To keep the dialogue about his vision alive, Brainware University unveiled the Vivekananda Study Circle on the occasion of his 160th birth anniversary (which is also celebrated as National Youth Day) on January 12, 2023.
The august event was attended by Chief Guest Swami Puruseshananda Maharaj (Belur Math), Guest of Honours Dr. Sanjay Mukhopadhyay (retired professor and author), and Dr. Sudipta Narayan Roy (Chairman, AYUSH Task Force and MD, Powell Group). After powerful speeches on Swamiji’s effervescent persona and ideas of self-belief by the Honourable Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor respectively, the event then proceeded to witness the release of “Chithipotrer Aloke Swamiji'', a book compiled by Dr. Sanjay Mukhopadhyay on the personal letters written by Swami Vivekananda. Contrary to the ascetic and philosopher that the masses identify him as, the book presents a more humane version of Swamiji to the readers. Replete with insightful speeches by the dignified guests, each highlighting Swamiji’s ideals of nation-building, the event was a roaring success.