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Youth can awaken the society: Datta

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Kohima, Feb 23 (UNI) Nagaland Governor Shyamal Datta has expressed hope that with their faith and abilities, the new generation can awaken the modern society from its 'long slumber of inactivity'.

Speaking at the concluding function of National Youth Day 2006 and 144th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda at Shri Ramakrishna Society premises in Dimapur yesterday, Mr Datta advocated the need to ignite the minds of the youth with value based education.

The governor iterated the importance of communicating with the youth by the elders of the society and requested the parents, teachers and social leaders to take time out to talk with the children.

The governor maintained that all religions should converge in an effort to build an open and tolerant society.

Earlier, Swami Vishwatmananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar, expressed regret that lack of porper guidance had resulted in the youth force being not positively and constructively utilised.

State Industries Minister H.Khekiho Zimomi, Rev. Father Mathew Keemattan, Vicar General of diocese of Kohima Narottom Nagar and Arunachal Pradesh Ramkrishna Mission Secretary Swami Ishatmananda also spoke on the occasion.

Swami Smaranananda Maharaj, General Secretary, Ramkrishna Math and Mission, Belur, garlanded the statue of Swami Vivekananda and released a souvenir 'Clarion Call' on the occasion.

UNI AS SG AB 1027

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