Commemorating the National Youth Day, Vivekananda Youth forum organized a programme for college students at Vel’s College Pallavaram. 800 students representing 15-20 from 36 colleges of Chennai, 43 NSS Project officers, 41 College Administrators and Principals attended the programme. A video show on Punya Bhumi Bharatham was shown to the students. VIT Chairman Vishwanathan, R K Raghavan, former CBI Director, K.Kumaraswamy, Uttar Tamilnadu Prant Karyavah addressed the gathering. Shri B Prakash, Prant Vidyarthi Pramuk appealed the youth to take oath. Accordingly, entire students present enthusiastically took oath on ‘No alcohol drinking’; ‘No drug’; will educate the co-students and take this message to the society. Further they also took oath to serve a village monthly. College wise discussions were conducted for action plan. Vivekananda Jayanthi is celebrated all over the country and pushpanjali was performed at various places.
In Tamilnadu pushpanjali were performed to Swami Vivekananda. Marathan run by youth (both men and women) numbering 6000 for 12 kilometers in Krishnagiri district was conducted.