The National Youth Day-2018 was celebrated on 12th January, 2018 by the Ashrama with great joy and enthusiasm to mark the birth day of the great hindu monk and the maker of modern India Swami Vivekananda. The event was started with garlanding of Swamiji’s statue at Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University (RKMVU) campus at Morabadi, Ranchi followed by a rally from RKMVU University campus to Morabadi ground. The rally was participated by the students of RKMVU, trainees of Divyayan, devotees and admirers of Ashrama. Students and trainees holding placards with the Swamiji’s Sayings and calling the slogans rallied through the main road of Morabadi to create awareness among the youth about their immense power which is already within them.
A special awareness-cum-cultural programme was organised in the RKMVU University, Morabadi campus, Ranchi from 10 am to 12 noon where around 800 participants participated including students of various schools of Ranchi city, students from rural schools, students of RKMVU, devotees, staff members of RKMVU and Divyayan KVK, admirers of the Ashrama and general public participated the programme. Prof. Shailendra Singh, Director IIM, Ranchi was the chief guest of the occasion and Sri V. K. Gaddhyan, Vice-President, Managing Committee, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Morabadi, Ranchi and Senior Chartered Accountant was the guest of honour of the occasion. The programme consisted of speech, dance, song, short play, yoga all dedicated to the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda.
Around 800 participants including students, local youth, staff members and volunteers participated in the programme.
At the end of the programme food packets and a set of books related to life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda were distributed to all the participants.
Apart from the above programme in the Ashrama campus, National Youth Day was also celebrated at Vivekananda Central School, Hazaribagh, SS +2 High School Childag, Gondlipokhar, ICFAI University Ranchi and Ram Lakhan Singh Yadav College, Kokar, Ranchi.
Around 2000 sets of Book Packets related to life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda were distributed among the participants in all of the above programmes.