Swami Vivekananda: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Mahatma Gandhi Lecture Series inaugurated

The Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot inaugurated the first lecture in the series of ‘Mahatma Gandhi Lecture Series’ in New Delhi on Thursday, 19th December 2019. The inaugural lecture was organised under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment by the Dr Ambedkar International Centre (DAIC) with the topic ‘From Mahatma ..

Universal Brotherhood Day 2019

Universal Brotherhood Day is observed on 11 September every year around the world to honour the historic speech delivered by Swami Vivekananda on this day in 1893 to the delegates of the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago. World Parliament of Religions The first-ever World Parliament of Religions was held from 11 to 27 September ..

Yohei Sasakawa conferred with International Gandhi Peace Prize for 2018

On 26th Feb 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the International Gandhi Peace Prize for 2015, 16, 17 and 18 at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan. For 2018, Japan’s Yohei Sasakawa was given the prize for his contribution in Leprosy Eradication in India and across the world. Ekal Abhiyan Trust was conferred the award for ..

Festival of India started in Nepal

In Nepal, a month-long ‘Festival of India’ has started in Kathmandu to familiarize the new generation of the country about the similarities between the two countries. The festival, organised by the Indian Embassy and Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, is being held in Kathmandu and other major cities of Nepal from February 19th to March 21st.

2019 National Youth Day (NYD)

The 2019 National Youth Day (NYD) has recently celebrated in India on January 12 to mark the 156th birth anniversary of social reformer, philosopher and thinker Swami Vivekananda. Born in Kolkata on 12th January 1863 as Narendra Nath Datta, he was one of India’s most revered spiritual leaders. He was considered a major force in ..

Chicago venue of 2nd World Hindu Congress (WHC) 2018

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu will address the 2nd World Hindu Congress (WHC) 2018, which is scheduled to be held in Chicago, United States on September 7 to 9. Apart from addressing the congress, Mr. Naidu will also participate in a programme organized by 14 Telugu Associations of the US at Hindu ..

22nd National Youth Festival (NYF-2018)

The 22nd National Youth Festival (NYF-2018) has inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Gautam Buddha University in Greater Noida on January 12. The Festival has commenced on the occasion of birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the youth icon of India.The theme of 5-day festival is ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’, to capitalise on the ..

2018 National Youth Day (NYD) celebrated on 12 January

The 2018 National Youth Day (NYD) has been celebrated in India on January 12 to mark the 155th birth anniversary of social reformer, philosopher and thinker Swami Vivekananda. He was considered a major force in the revival of Hinduism in India and bringing it to the status of a major world religion in the late ..