ANATANA DHARMA SADASU & STATE LEVEL YOUTH CONVENTION
On the historic occasion of Swamiji’s 150th birth anniversary it is our sacred duty to expose our citizen to the richness of Indian cultural and spiritual heritage. With this objective the SANATANA DHARMA SADASU & STATE LEVEL YOUTH CONVENTION is organized to accomplish this mission of Swami Vivekananda’s message for the youth of India and the masses:
(1) Deeper understanding of Indian heritage & Spiritual values
(2) Narrowing down the gap in the privileges among different classes of society
(3) Women’s empowerment and development
(4) Rural Development keeping in tact ancient values of Indian heritage
(5) Character building among the youth and value education.
Swami Vivekananda wanted a rejuvenated new India whose main architects will be the youth of India—youth who are endowed with a combination of the three h’s: heart to feel, head to think and hands to work. For this, he wanted our youth to be aware of their ancient glorious heritage. In his inspiring words, “My whole ambition in life is to set in motion a machinery which will bring noble ideas to the door of everybody, and then let men and women settle their own fate. Let them know what our forefathers as well as other nations have thought on the most momentous questions of life.”
On another occasion he said: “For a complete civilization the world is waiting, waiting for the treasures to come out of India, waiting for the marvellous spiritual inheritance of that race, which, through decades of degradation and misery, the nation has still clutched to her breast. The world is waiting for that treasure; little do you know how much of hunger and of thirst there is outside of India for these wonderful treasures of our forefathers. We talk here, we quarrel with each other, we laugh at and we ridicule everything sacred, till it has become almost a national vice to ridicule everything holy. Little do we understand the heart-pangs of millions waiting outside the walls, stretching forth their hands for a little sip of that nectar which our forefathers have preserved in this land of India. It behooves us, therefore, to reverentially study the glorious spiritual and cultural heritage of our own country before we can distribute ‘that nectar’ to others.”
We hope that this report will be of use to the youth and public to cherish the recollections of the consecrated occasion and holy company of the Sadasus.