ITANAGAR, Sep 12: Joining in on the Universal Brotherhood Day celebration at VKV Nirjuli on September 11, Chief Information Commissioner, Dr Joram Begi spoke of the dreams of Swami Vivekananda
Cultural presentations by the students to showcase unity and diversity of Indian were highlights of the day.
At Pasighat, the VKV Alumni Association of Siang belt organized a marathon race on Monday morning with the title ‘Run for Brotherhood’ which started from Rani Village and ended at the Engo-Takar Dere.
Addressing the participants, MLA Kaling Moyong counted the achievements of Swami Vivekananda and spoke of his lecture at Chicago on 11 September 1893, where Vivekananda gave the call for universal brotherhood.
Moyong also gave away the prizes to the winners of the race.
Earlier, the marathon was flagged off by MLA Tatung Jamoh.
In Tawang district, VKV Kitpi celebrated the day with great joy and gaiety. Parliamentary Secretary RWD and Skill Development, Jambey Tashi appreciated VKVs and Ramakrishna Mission in bringing quality education since many years.
He also emphasized on the importance of Bhoti language in preserving the great Buddhist cultural heritage of the region.
The students of VKV Kitpi presented Monpa songs and dances, Tibetan dance and drama on the life incidents of Swami Vivekanand. A Bharat Jago Daud was also organized early morning to commemorate 40 years of VKVs in Arunachal Pradesh.
Further, a programme was held at the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Conference Hall to commemorate the Universal Brotherhood Day and the eight foundation day of the Losel Nyinje Charitable Society (LNCS)
Visiting guest, Dr Rikya Lhavoe Rinpoche appreciated the library and said, “In Mon region, the Parkhang of Tawang monastery and Losel Nyinje Library are the two bodies of treasure which give tremendous impact on intelligence and wisdom”.
He also glorified the life of Swami Vivekananda in spreading universal peace and harmony.
The Tirap Indigenous People Society (TIPS) celebrated Universal Brotherhood Day at Rangsoam Hum.
Speaking on the occasion, Tirap Deputy Commissioner, Phungsuk Norbu Thungon appreciated TIPS for celebrating the day in a grand way and for keeping indigenous culture alive in this modern era.