Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, January 12
The 128th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda was celebrated as the National Youth Day today. Various institutes in the cities organised webinars and held online contests for poster making, poetry recitation, slogan writing, essay writing and Power Point presentation.
Pushpa Gujral Science City
A webinar was organised by Pushpa Gujral Science City to celebrate National Youth Day. More than 200 students and teachers from different schools of Punjab participated in the event. DPS Kharbanda, Special Secretary and Director Sports and Youth Services, Punjab, was the chief guest at this occasion. Giving his inaugural address, he said that energy, creativity, enthusiasm, determination, and spirit of youth needs to be channelised to achieve progress in the field of science and technology, finances, health, sports and nation building. He informed that during COVID pandemic, 13,000 Youth Clubs of Punjab participated in the sanitisation drive initiated by the respective district administration.
Dr. Neelima Jerath, Director General Science City said that Swami Vivekanand, whose birthday falls on this day, tried to bridge the divide between science and religion and had a scientific bent of mind. Dr. Parmvir Singh, Professor, Sports Sciences, Punjabi University Patiala, delivering an expert talk said that youth power can do wonders provided its potential is tapped for the developmental projects of the nation. Dr. Rajesh Grover, Director Science City, said, “Empowered youth can prove to be the greatest force that drives a nation towards success and prosperity. The future of a nation lies in the hands of its generations to come.”
Eklavya School Jalandhar celebrated National Youth Day with great enthusiasm and gusto. The main objective of the day was to promote rational thinking among the youth, believed to be the future of the country. It expected of the youth to rise to the occasion, fight for the right and channel their inner energies, just like Swami Vivekananda would have. The school educators conducted poster making competition for primary students in which students participated with great zeal. Essay writing competitions was also organised for all the students of middle and senior School. J.K. Gupta (Chairman of the school) inspired the students to instill such values and qualities which would help in building a New India.
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