National Youth Day was celebrated in Shillong at Ramakrishna Mission on January 12, 2022, which was confined to only a day-long celebration due to COVID restrictions.
The Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan Shillong, along with the Ramkrishna Mission organized the—programme following the COVID-19 protocol laid down by the government.
Participants paid floral tributes to Swami Vivekananda and fondly remembered his teachings. The programme started with the National Anthem, followed by the lighting of the ceremonial lamp.
The Chief Guest, State Director, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan Shri 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 Shri Bobby Wahlang, Youth co-ordinator from the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs Govt of Meghalaya also called upon the youth to draw inspiration from Swamiji’s words and take greater responsibilities in nation-building.
Students of the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Cultural Centre presented a Khasi song titled “Ka Sneng Ka Khraw” as the closing song. The program concluded with words of gratitude from Swami Divyaswarupanandaji Maharaj Assistant Secretary Ramakrishna Mission Shillong and the National Anthem.
Sports Officer from the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, Smt Bansara Dhar, Archery Coach, Khlain Pyrkhat Syiemlieh, Football Coach Debasis Datta NYK Shillong were among the participants.
A cultural group of Laban offered floral tribute at a plaque present at the land where Swami Vivekananda
stayed for a fortnight during his visit to Shillong—on 1901.
his visit to Shillong.