10 April 2014

Shivraj Singh Chouhan On Swami Vivekananda

Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Hindi: शिवराज सिंह चौहान; born 5 March 1959) is an Indian politician of Bharatiya Janata Party. As of 10 April 2014, he is the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. In this article you'll find Shivraj Singh Chouhan's comments on Swami Vivekananda.

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I credit him with making me a grounded individual

Chouhan told—
. . . Another seminal influence, and a man who made me aspire to a selfless devotion to politics, is Swami Vivekananda. His complete works, which I have read a few times, dominate my office. Reading one of the speeches, the one he gave in London, still gives me goosebumps. I credit him with making me a grounded individual. His literary work is the fulcrum of my existence.[Source]

Establishment of Swami Vivekananda Youth Centre

In 2012, to commentate Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary, the Madhya Pradesh government, led by Shivraj Singh Chouhan, decided to establish Vivekananda Youth Centres at district and development block levels. At that time Chouhan told in a press meet—[Source]
Youth Centres will become venue for educational, sports and youth welfare activities and dissemination of Swami Vivekananda's philosophy and teachings of moral values.

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