HNLU organized the Second Swami Vivekananda Memorial Lecture 2023 on January 12, 2023, at 5:30 pm on the occasion of the National Youth Day.

HNLU organized the Second Swami Vivekananda Memorial Lecture 2023 on January 12, 2023, at 5:30 pm on the occasion of the National Youth Day. Swami Atmapriyananda, Pro-Chancellor, Ramakrishna Mission, Educational and Research Institute was the Chief Guest for the event and spoke on the topic of 'Ethical Values in Contemporary Times: Revisiting the Teachings of Swami Vivekananda'.

About the Event

Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU) a premier law university in the country organized Second Swami Vivekananda Memorial Lecture 2023 on January 12, 2023, at 5:30 pm on the occasion of the National Youth Day. Swami Atmapriyananda, Pro-Chancellor, Ramakrishna Mission, Educational and Research Institute was the Chief Guest for the event and spoke on the topic of 'Ethical Values in Contemporary Times: Revisiting the Teachings of Swami Vivekananda'. Opening Remarks for the programme was delivered by Prof. Dr. VC Vivekanandan, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor, HNLU and the Concluding Remarks was delivered by Prof. Dr. Uday Shankar, Registrar, HNLU.

Prof. Dr. V.C. Vivekanandan, Vice-Chancellor, HNLU in his Opening Remarks said that "Swami Vivekananda introduced a new ethical thought process where cultivating the virtues one has for they will be bearing the roots bearing the sweet fruits in due season. More than legal it is the ethical quotient which is crucial in contemporary times"

Swami Dr. Atmapriyananda, began his discussion by pondering upon the notion of religion as envisaged by Swami Vivekanandaji and emphasized upon the power of an individual to be an infinite self in themselves. For this he encouraged individuals to realize their inner strength both physical and most importantly he focused on the power of intellectual thoughts which is often articulated in one’s speech. Ethics therefore according to him is not a set of do’s and don’ts but rather a balance between one’s thoughts and speech. Hence, he opined that ‘Vedantic Self is in one’s heart and in one’s self…and hence we should Worship all beings as manifestations of God.

The concluding remarks were delivered by Prof. Dr. Uday Shankar, Registrar, HNLU.

The Webinar was hosted as a part of the annual memorial lecture series which was instituted in 2022. The Inaugural Swami Vivekananda Memorial Lecture was delivered by Shri Bhupesh Baghel, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh who virtually unveiled the statue of Swami Vivekananda at HNLU and delivered the inaugural lecture on the topic of ‘Rule of Law as a Foundation for National Building’.

The programme was anchored by Mr. Prateek Munjal & Ms. Garima Agarwal, Student Convenor and Vice-Convenor of Literary and Debating Committee, HNLU. The programme was attended by over 250 participants comprising of faculties, students and staff of HNLU, ITM University. It was hosted on Cisco WebEx and was telecast live on YouTube athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np7ZwARPjbY.

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