Collector Gaurav Uppal  lighting a lamp on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda Jayanti in Nalgonda on Friday. Minister G Jagadish Reddy paying tributes to Swami Vivekananda in Suryapet.
Collector Gaurav Uppal lighting a lamp on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda Jayanti in Nalgonda on Friday. Minister G Jagadish Reddy paying tributes to Swami Vivekananda in Suryapet.

Nalgonda/Suryapet/Bhongir: Energy Minister G Jagadish Reddy felt that though Swami Vivekananda had lived for only 39 years, the impact of his teachings on Indian society was tremendous and continues. The Minister along with District Collector Surendra Mohan launched a 3k-run and attended Swami Vivekananda Jayanti celebrations held at Suryapet on Friday.

Speaking on the occasion, Jagadish Reddy underlined the need to propagate the ideas and principles of Swami Vivekananda and instill moral values in youth and help them render valuable services to the society. In Nalgonda, Collector Gaurav Uppal garlanded the statue of Swami Vivekananda at Raghavendra Colony centre. Speaking on the occasion, Uppal said students and youth should follow the footsteps of Swami Vivekananda, whose life was an inspiration to the nation.

In Bhongir, Collector Anita Ramachandran, after garlanding the statue of Swami Vivekananda, informed that children and youth should be encouraged to read books of Swami Vivekananda and his life history in order to develop good qualities.

Apart from Minister and Collectors, leaders of various political parties and organisations paid their respects to Swami Vivekananda and conducted the blood donation camps to mark the National Youth Day across the three districts.