The HRD ministry has issued a direction to nearly 40,000 higher-education institutions to tune into PM Modi's speech, to be delivered on September 11 at 10: A.M., in commemoration of the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's famous address at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago.
As per reports, the ministry has also said that students at the institutions, including IITs and IIMs, must be encouraged to watch what could be a “life-changing” speech.
The event, titled ‘Young lndia, New lndia – A Resurgent Nation: from Sankalp to Siddhi’, has been organised by the Deendayal Research Institute with support from the culture ministry, as part of the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya centenary celebrations, which will end on September 25.
Further, the ministry has claimed that it is important for young leaders to understand Swami Vivekananda's message to the world.In New Delhi, student leaders from all states have been invited to participate at a one-day event which will be held at Vigyan Bhawan.
These include student union office-bearers and academic toppers from universities which do not hold student union elections. A film on Deen Dayal Upadhyaya and Vivekananda will also be shown a the event.