SHILLONG: Meghalaya today joined the nation in celebrating the National Youth Day, which marks the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. The Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan Shillong, along with the Ramkrishna Mission, organized a programme following the COVID-19 protocol laid down by the Government.
Participants paid floral tributes to Swami Vivekananda and fondly remembered his teachings.
The Chief Guest, State Director of the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan Atul J Nikam called upon the youth to follow the footsteps of Swami Vivekananda and imbibe his ideas to occupy a responsible place in society.
Secretary of Ramakrishna Mission Swami Hitakamanandaji Maharaj and Bobby Wahlang, Youth co-ordinator from the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Meghalaya, also called upon the youth to draw inspiration from Swamiji's words and take greater responsibilities in nation-building.