SAC felicitates Activist & Thinker Mr Vivekananda H K
Mangaluru: St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru organised an interaction and felicitation programme to Bengaluru based Activist & Thinker, 53-year-old Vivekananda H K for his Mission, trying to cover 12,000 kms on foot in order to inspire and bring awareness on the importance of HUMAN VALUES. The programme was held on Tuesday, 3 August 2021.
Mr Vivekananda has taken this state-wide foot march to restore the human values and to understand the society from close quarters.
A Postgraduate in History, Vivekananda with his unique mission planned to spread the word on Human Values. Therefore, on 1 November 2020, he launched his mission from Vanamarpalli village in Bidar district. He reached Mangaluru on 2 August, and after a few interactions with some of the educational institutions in town, and also an interview for a TV Channel, he visited St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru.
Dr Dinesh Nayak, from the department of Kannada, introduced Mr Vivekananda which was followed by a felicitation to him. Addressing the audience, he stressed on the importance of Human Values. He said, “Values in all the fields are deteriorating. Human beings are weighed in terms of money, power and publicity. As we are living in a modern technological society, things can be obtained on one’s fingertips. There is a need for restoration of human values and to respect good people in the society. If our hearts, homes and words change within the next 15 years, we can restore human values in society.”
Rev Dr Praveen Martis SJ, having touched and inspired by Vivekananda’s speech, whole-heartedly complimented Vivekananda for his inspiring and motivating talk aiming to respect Human values. “While Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa are no more, who taught us human values, we now have Swami Vivekananda in the form of Vivekananda H K, who has been going around in his mission spreading the good word for Human Values, and convincing people to make a difference in the society. Let us take the words of wisdom spoken by Vivekananda H K very seriously and try to make a difference within ourselves, and in the College”, added Dr Praveen Martis, SJ.
So far, Mr Vivekananda has covered 20 districts and intends to cover the remaining districts by December 2021. He usually covers between 30-40 kms a day. He has given more than 1000 lectures on the need to live a life with values like our forefathers.
Dr Alwyn D’Sa, Registrar/Controller of Examinations of the College compered the programme and delivered the vote of thanks.