Mukherjee lauds Swami Vivekananda's vision during Maharashtra visit

Mumbai, May 31 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee attended the commemoration function of the 120th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's voyage from Mumbai to Chicago here on Friday.

Speaking on the occasion, President Mukherjee said that Swami Vivekananda's Chicago speeches are amongst the greatest proclamations of inter-faith harmony and universal brotherhood in the history of mankind.

"Their relevance has increased manifold today - in a world that is far more inter-connected and inter-dependent," he stated.

President Mukherjee said that as we paid tribute to Swami Vivekananda today, his vision and indeed his own example, should remind us today of the things that we need to do urgently and in a sustained manner - both individually as well as collectively as citizens of modern India.

President Mukherjee said he believed that our foremost goal should be the revival of our proud traditions in morality, ethics and social conduct.

"Our nation's progress should not be hampered by the tarnishing of our national character or a weakening of the moral fibre of our society," he said. (ANI)


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