SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

  • Set up chairs in name of Swami Vivekananda: Smriti Irani to VCs September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday asked vice chancellors of both central and state universities to set up chairs in the name of Swami Vivekananda to study his life and teachings. "On this day in 1893, Swami Vivekananda delivered his famous speech at the World Parliament of Religions in...
  • Watch: Excerpt from Vivekananda's speech in Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 September 11, 2014

    Incidentally on 9/11, 121 years ago, Swami Vivekananda had preached universal brotherhood in Parliament of Religions in Chicago. He had made a speech promoting tolerance. His century old speech is relevant even today. ...
  • Follow Vivekanada's message to avert acts like 9/11: Modi September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: If Swami Vivekananda's message of universal brotherhood been followed by the world, history would not have witnessed "dastardly acts" like 9/11 in the US, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. "Had we followed Swami ji's message, history would never have witnessed such dastardly acts as we saw on...
  • Birthday playlist: 24 of Gulzar's greatest hits of all time August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Sampooran Singh Kalra aka Gulzar started as a lyricist before turning into one of India's most original storyteller. Though he started as a song writer with 'Swami Vivekananda' but is name came into limelight after 'Kabuliwala' (1957). The strength of Gulzar lies in his depiction of reality which seems...
  • Remembering Swami Vivekananda on his 112th death anniversary July 4, 2014

    Today is Swami Vivekanand's 112th death anniversary. He once said, "Knowledge of the Absolute depends upon no book, nor upon anything; it is absolute in itself." ...
  • Gujarat: 3 children killed in a wall collapse near their residence June 15, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Three children, including two brothers and their cousin, died on Sunday morning after a large wall of a private coaching class near their residence in Nava Vadaj area suddenly collapsed, killing them on the spot. The deceased have been identfied as Sahil Desai (12), his younger brother Piyush Desai...
  • Catholic priest's book on Swami Vivekananda released January 31, 2014

    A book penned by an Indianorigin Catholic priest based in Rome, a critical study of the philosophical anthropology of Swami Vivekananda, was released here Saturday at the close of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of the sage. Aimed at fostering "religious harmony", "Man Without Frontiers: The Ultimate Concern of Swami Vivekananda"...
  • True religion can't be the basis of hatred, says PM January 12, 2014

    New Delhi: True religion can't be the basis of hatred and division, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Sunday, urging every citizen to imbibe lessons from Swami Vivekananda and learn to be tolerant. "Let us, in all humility, imbibe lessons from Swami Vivekananda. Let us learn to be tolerant of one...
  • 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda celebrated across country January 12, 2014

    The yearlong commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda formally came to a close on Sunday with functions organised at various places in the country. Addressing a function in New Delhi, Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch said, 54 proposals involving an estimated cost of Rs 253 crore have been approved...
  • Remembering Swami Vivekananda on his 150th birth anniversary January 12, 2014

    Here is CNN IBN's tribute to Swami Vivekananda on his 150th birth anniversary. ...
  • 'Swami Vivekananda' biopic will be made with only child actors December 4, 2013

    Chennai: Upcoming Telugu biopic 'Swami Vivekananda', slated to release later this month, features only child actors, says its director Suresh Bujji, who hopes to strike a chord with thes audience with his unique effort. "I remember watching the kids' version of 'Ramayana' many years ago. I liked how the makers treated...
  • Ramdev to visit US to mark Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary September 23, 2013

    Yoga guru Ramdev will visit Chicago to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and the 120th anniversary of his famous address at the World Parliament of Religions. The event, 'World Without Borders 2013' on September 2728, is hosted by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America and cohosted by other...
  • Narendra Modi's long shadow creates a rift in Chicago September 23, 2013

    Chicago: The shadow of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, and his alleged complicity in the 2002 communal riots in his state, has created a controversy here with the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions (CPWR) withdrawing its support to the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda. The CPWR...
  • RBI to issue new Rs 5 coins to mark 150th birth anniversary of Vivekananda August 29, 2013

    The Reserve Bank will soon issue Rs 5 coins to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. "The government has minted the above coins (to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda), which the Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation," RBI said in a press release. RBI...
  • Ramdev to visit US to take part in Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary celebrations August 23, 2013

    Indian yoga guru Ramdev will visit the US in September 2013 to take part in the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda. During his five-day trip beginning September 26, Ramdev will visit Chicago and New Jersey. In Chicago, he will commemorate the 120th anniversary of the famous address...
  • BJP dividing Hindus and Muslims, says Mamata July 15, 2013

    Bagnan: In the backdrop of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's 'I'm a Hindu nationalist' remark, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused BJP of dividing Hindus and Muslims. "A bigger Hindu than Ramakrishna Paramamahamsa and Swami Vivekananda?" she asked at a panchayat election rally here in Howrah district...
  • Bomb hoax delays Indigo flight, passenger says he was 'joking' June 30, 2013

    Raipur: A bomb hoax on a KolkataIndore Indigo flight at Swami Vivekananda Airport at Mana here sent authorities into a tizzy Sunday morning. The flight was delayed by about three hours after a passenger claimed that a bomb had been kept in the aircraft. Airport Director Anil Kumar Rai said the Indorebound...
  • Corporate houses should help in govt's push for development: President May 31, 2013

    Mumbai: President Pranab Mukherjee pitched for the involvement of the private sector in government's efforts to ensure economic growth and social welfare of the people of the country on Friday. "Government's efforts must be supplemented by the commitment of more resources by the corporate sector to development and social welfare activities,"...
  • Vivekananda an ideal role model for the youth: RSS April 1, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Swami Vivekananda is a perfect role model for today's youths as his thoughts are still relevant and a guiding force for world, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said here on Monday. "His (Vivekanandaji's) thoughts are as useful today as they used to be then. His thoughts throw light on India's development...
  • Vivekananda was the father of political Hinduism: Jyotirmaya Sharma March 18, 2013

    Author and Professor of Political Science, University of Hyderabad Jyotirmaya Sharma joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on his book 'Cosmic Love and Human Apathy'. Q. How much of Vivekananda's legacy is a result of how what is attributed to him has been strung together by those that came after...
  • RDay parade pays tribute to 100 years of Indian films January 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Tableaux paying tribute to India cinema on its 100th anniversary and homage to Swami Vivekananda were among the varied display of art and culture at the 64th Republic Day parade here Saturday. Of the 19 tableaux, the one that drew maximum attention was that of the information and broadcasting...
  • Will fight against corruption till my last breath: Anna January 17, 2013

    Belgaum: Antigraft crusader Anna Hazare on Thursday said he would continue his fight against corruption and goondaism till his last breath. "I have been fighting corruption and goondaism throughout without bothering about my life and will continue to do so till my last breath," he said. He recalled the influence of...
  • Mamata distorting Vivekananda's name, teachings: CPM January 15, 2013

    Kolkata: Assailing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for using Swami Vivekananada's name to publicise her Trinamool Congress' political slogan, the CPIM on Monday accused her of distorting the monk's teachings for furthering her political interests. Refering to the oath administered by the chief minister during the opening of the world...
  • YUVA: Youth & Swami Vivekananda Special Tribute January 12, 2013

    In this special tribute to Swami Vivekananda on his 150th birth anniversary, a panel of experts discuss his role in building the Indian society....
  • President to release stamps on Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary January 12, 2013

    Functions were held at various Ramakrishna Mission Ashrams and schools and colleges across the country to mark the occasion. ...
  • Swami Vivekananda's 1893 Chicago speech January 12, 2013

    On Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary, here's the full text of his famous Chicago speech through which he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World's Religions, Chicago in 1893. September 11, 1893 Sisters and Brothers of America It fills my heart with joy unspeakable to rise in response to the warm...
  • Swami Vivekananda is my source of inspiration: Mamata January 12, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she read books by Swami Vivekananda in times of selfdoubt to gather strength. "In the course of several movements that I led, there would be moments of doubt. There were some who were critical of me and even I wondered that...
  • Ram was a bad husband, Lakshman even worse: Jethmalani November 8, 2012

    New Delhi: In what could be a major embarrassment for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), senior member Ram Jethmalani on Thursday called Ram, the protagonist in the epic 'Ramayana', a bad husband. Jethmalani was attending the release of a book on manwoman relationship when he made the remark. Responding to a...
  • Gadkari's condition same as Advani's on Jinnah remarks: Sena November 7, 2012

    Mumbai: BJP's oldest ally Shiv Sena on Wednesday said that while LK Advani "lost ground" due to the Jinnah remarks controversy, similarly Nitin Gadkari has been jolted because of the Swami Vivekananda comments row. "Advani lost ground over his Jinnah remarks and Gadkari has been jolted because of the Swami...
  • VivekanandaDawood remark: Complaint against Gadkari November 6, 2012

    Jamnagar: A complaint has been filed in the Jamnagar sessions court of Gujarat against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari for drawing a comparison between Swami Vivekanda and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. Harshad Bhatt, a Congress worker filed the court complaint on Tuesday, contending that Gadkari should be prosecuted...