On the occasion of Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took to her official Twitter handle and offered a tribute to the 'great preacher and philosopher' in a series of tweets. The West Bengal Chief Minister also pointed out how Swamiji’s message of peace and universal brotherhood should guide us, especially now.
Today is the birth anniversary of the great preacher and philosopher, #SwamiVivekananda. Today, more than ever, Swamiji’s message of peace and universal brotherhood must guide us. We are observing #VivekChetanaUtsav in his memory across the State. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/vfeEwx8Tnn— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) January 12, 2020
Reminding that Swami Vivekananda's birthday is celebrated as National Youth Day, she called for the youth of the nation to come together and dispel the climate of hatred and uncertainty. She also appealed to the youth to work for the greater glory of this great nation.
#SwamiVivekananda’s birthday is also celebrated as #NationalYouthDay. The youth of the country should come together to dispel the climate of hatred and uncertainty and work for the greater glory of this great nation (2/2)— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) January 12, 2020
Her series of tweets comes after PM Modi, who his on a two-day visit to Kolkata, addressed the youth from Belur Math on Sunday, and appealed them to not get misguided over CAA. Mamata Banerjee has been protesting against the CAA stating that the country is facing a new crisis in which divide and rule is the law.
During his speech at the Belur Math, PM Modi also called on the youth of the nation to take forward the 'New India Initiative' and be the torch-bearers for changing the country. He said, "The passion and energy of the youth is the basis of changing India in this decade of the 21st century. The resolution of the new India has to be fulfilled by you (youth). This is the young thinking that says don't avoid problems, bump into them, solve them."