Guwahati, January 12: Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi on Saturday appealed the students to follow the footsteps of Swami Vivekananda.
Synchronizing with the National Youth Day commemorating the 156th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Mukhi unveiled a life-size statue of youth icon Vivekananda at the premises of St. Vivekananda English Academy here on Saturday.
It may be noted that the statue of Swami Vivekananda was unveiled as a part of the silver Jubilee celebrations of St. Vivekananda English Academy which was first set up 25 years back by its founder principal and present rector AK Som, winner of the prestigious President’s Award for Teachers.
On the occasion, the Governor also called upon the students to emulate the life and philosophy of Swami Vivekananda and relentlessly pursue their career until they reach their goal. He also asked them to work and contribute to the creation of a society of Swami Vivekananda’s dream.
“Today’s students are very likely to become leaders in their chosen walks of life tomorrow. Unless a bent of mind is created among them for intellectual excellence, the very purpose of education cannot manifest its avowed goal,” he said.
He added, “I, therefore, on this occasion of Silver Jubilee Celebrations, I urge upon St.Vivekananda English Academy, to intensify its role to the creation of a better society which reflects good human values and help the students in recharging their mind and body for creating a brighter, more positive state of mind for a developed state and a developed nation.”