CUJ organizes lecture on life and philosophy of Swami Vivekananda
Jul 04, 2016

The Swami Vivekanand Chair of Central University of Jammu (CUJ) today organized a lecture on the life and philosophy of Swami Vivekanand, in the auditorium hall of Temporary Academic Block Sainik Colony.
Retired Justice GD Sharma was Chief Guest on the occasion, while as Prof. Lokesh Verma, Academic Coordinator of CUJ presided over the programme and Swami Ekarthananda was present as special guest.
Prof. S K Sharma, who is heading the Swami Vivekananda Chair in CUJ, welcomed the guests and explained that 53 universities across India had applied for establishment of Swami Vivekanand Chair but CUJ was among the five universities selected and made it functional at shortest possible time. He also highlighted the significant role played by Swami Vivekanand for propagation of Hinduism and made it globally known and accepted. Swami ji introspected humanity in the light of the great global peace and wellbeing of mankind, he said.
Retired Justice GD Sharma highlighted the importance of vedic philosophy and various kinds of Yogas and Yogic kriyas and explained how Swami ji interpreted Bhagvad Gita in his sermons, giving it a true meaning and made it relevant in the contemporary world. He asserted and also explained about the visit of Swamiji in Kashmir, Shir Amarnath Cave Shrine and other areas of country. He expressed concern over degradation of moral and cultural values in youth, especially the student community, exhorting the student community to follow the path of spiritualism, which could make everyone a leader of the world.
Explaining the teachings of Swami Vivekanand, Special Guest, Swami Ekarthanand asserted that according to Swamiji, “Each soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifest this divinity within by controlling nature, external and internal. Do this either by work, or worship or psychic control by philosophy”. He further said that teaching and knowledge of Swamiji is still unparalleled in the world and youth of country, must learn and adopt the teachings of great saint and philosopher.
Academic coordinator of CUJ, Prof. Lokesh Verma asserted that teachings of Swamiji must be taught in educational institutions to develop confidence and leadership qualities among the youth, to lead a virtuous life.
Earlier, in the beginning of the function, Dr. D L Choudhary, Incharge Yoga Center of CUJ and Prof. N K Tripathi, Head Deptt. of Animal Science & Wild Life of CUJ, introduced Swami Ekarthanand and Justice G D Sharma respectively.
The programme was compered by Dr. Neelika Arora and also delivered vote of thanks.
Heads of various departments, Faculty, Registrar of the University, staff members, students and scholars attended the programme.