Youth conference highlights Swami Vivekananda’s science consciousness and spirituality at Kalyani University

Youth conference highlights Swami Vivekananda’s science consciousness and spirituality at Kalyani University

Biswabrata Goswami

KRISHNAGAR, 12 JUNE: A youth conference on “Swami Vivekananda’s Science Consciousness and Spirituality” was held at Vidyasagar Sabha of Kalyani University last Tuesday. Organized by the Ramakrishna Mission of Kalyani and the joint initiative of the Culture Studies Department of Kalyani University and the National Service Scheme (NSS), the event drew significant attention from academics, students, and spiritual enthusiasts.

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The conference was inaugurated by Professor Amlendu Bhunia, Vice-Chancellor of Kalyani University, who emphasized Swami Vivekananda’s versatile talents and his contributions to commerce and economics, notably his dialogue with industrialist Jamshedji Tata.

Swami Nitya Yogananda Maharaj of Belur Ramakrishna Mission graced the occasion as the chief guest. In his keynote address, he elaborated on Swami Vivekananda’s science-mindedness, particularly in physics and biology, and his ability to intertwine spiritualism with logic and scientific reasoning. He highlighted Swamiji’s practical application of Advaita Vedanta, showcasing the harmony between spiritual and scientific thought.

Swami Durganathananda Maharaj, head of the Ramakrishna Mission, Kalyani, delivered the welcome address, urging for continuous efforts to promote Swami Vivekananda’s multifaceted talents through similar activities. He focused on Swamiji’s profound awareness in science and his visionary ideas.

Brahmachari Rajeev Maharaj captivated the audience with a presentation on the glory of ancient India, detailing the nation’s rich traditions in medicine, biology, physics, and mathematics. He stressed the importance of recognizing and taking pride in India’s historical contributions to various fields of knowledge.

The event also featured a documentary titled “Marutsakha,” which illustrated the history and development of aircraft making in India. The documentary shed light on the extensive planning, both domestic and international, and the rigorous efforts involved in this field.

Professor Sujay Kumar Mandal, Joint Director of the Center for Cultural Studies, and Dr. Saikat Chattapadhyay, NSS Coordinator, played pivotal roles in organizing the event. Dr. Debolina Debnath, Joint Director of the Center for Cultural Studies, also attended, expressing that such programs greatly benefit students and researchers.

The conference concluded with a consensus on the necessity of future events to further explore and propagate Swami Vivekananda’s scientific and spiritual insights, thereby enriching the academic and spiritual landscape.

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