Swami Vivekananda’s inspiring speech after 125 years

Who will fail to attend if Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago speech is delivered again, especially to the youngsters?

IFL KuwaitThrough the right decision taken at the right time by the School Education Department of Tamil Nadu Government, the speech got rung in many ears. The hall of the Anna Centenary Library, Chennai was filled with the enthusiastic faces including IAS aspirants, university students and parents.

Not because the anxiety gripped youngsters were in the audience gallery of Cricket Star Virat Kohli, Tennis Hero Rafael Nadal or ever shining Serena Williams, but that kept them in pin drop silence while listening to the speech of Master of Knowledge Olympiad and Member – UN International Youth Council, Justin Antony, well-known for his inspiring speeches including Model United Nations, Lions Club, etc. Justin has been honoured by 2 Presidents of India (Ram Nath Kovind and Abdul Kalam), 4 Governors 7 times (Surjit Singh Barnala, Rosaiah, Banwarilal Purohit and Kiran Bedi). As feather in his cap, Justin’s speech was recorded from US and broadcasted in the UN observed Nelson Mandela Day. Besides, Justin Antony, one of the most prolific quiz masters in South India, is in the line of the busiest quiz masters in the ring.

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Hailing the efforts Anna Centenary Library to motivate the youth, the IAS aspirants left happily comparing his 90 minutes inspiring Tamil speech with that of Swami Vivekandanda’s powerful speech in Chicago (1893), and the same is floated in the social media as well.

It needs a special mention, as the highlight of the speech, girl students along with their parents came forward and expressed their willingness to enroll for studying IAS, and added that the speech had given enough insight. This large audience appreciated the Tamil Nadu Government, Pradeep Yadav IAS, Principal Secretary to School Education; Rameshwara Murugan and the library staff for arranging the event, and added that such events would contribute for promoting the intellectual development.

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