Report of the Programme organized by Sumandeep Vidyapeeth
University Complex on the event of “Heritage Day and National
Youth Day”, 12th Jan. 2010
12th January, 1863 is the birth date of Shri. Swami Vivekanandji – a
great philosopher and social reformer. In his memory the day is
celebrated in India as “National Youth day”. Government of India has
also decided to celebrate 12th January as “Heritage Day” for
involvement of youth in preservation of historical monuments of our
On this event, Department of Community Medicine, S.B.K.S. Medical
Institute and Research Center, organized a seminar for the students
and staff members of various faculties of Sumandeep Vidyapeeth
Complex. Event was celebrated by small talks on “Swami Vivekananda
and youth” by young speakers from staff, students and intern doctors
of the Medical and Dental College.
Event was organized in the auditorium of SBKS, MI&RC and very
enthusiastically participated by undergraduate and postgraduate
students and staff members of Medical, Dental, Physiotherapy and
other faculties of Sumandeep Vidyapeeth University.
Dr. Yogesh Patel, Assistant Professor, Community Medicine conducted
the programme and welcomed Dr. G.V.Shah, Dean, SBKS, MIRC, Dr.
B.S.Bhavsar, HOD, Community Medicine department, Dr.
Hasumatiben, HOD Forensic Medicine department, and Dr. Gosai, HOD
Anatomy department on the dais. Then programme was officially
inaugurated by enlighting the lamp and introductory speech by Dr.
Dr. G.V.Shah briefly introduced the day and the event at the institute
and also conveyed his message regarding importance of the theme for
the young enthusiastic students of Sumandeep Vidyapeeth University
and role of young members of the country in preservation of National
Following the introductory speech by Dr. G.V.Shah, Dr. Lakhan gave
his speech on “Swami Vivekanand – an Idol for today’s youth (SvamI
ivvekan>d – AadxR yuva p/`ta)”, in that he highlighted few important events
from the life of Swami Vivekananda and explained the characteristics
of a “young person” as per Swami Vivekanand.
Follwing Dr. Lakhan, Mr. Maharshi, student from dental faculty gave is
lecture on “Today’s youth as thought by Swami Vivekananda (SvamI
ivvekan>d nI njre Aaj no yuvan)”. In the speech he explained characteristics of
a young person as thought bye Swami Vivekananda in local language
and also compared it with the harsh reality of today’s youth. His
presentation was full of poetry in local language.
After that, Dr. Rutvij Patel, Intern doctor posted in Community
Medicine gave a motivating speech on “Ideal Youth – as thought by
Swami Vivekanand (yuvan nI prIkLpna)”. In the speech he compared the
Ideal-youth as per Swami Vivekananda with the real youth at present
in a very systemic way of presentation including, shayaris, shlokas and
poetry in local language. He was not limited up to the youth, but he
also compared the events from life of Swami Vivekananda with the
existing working system of the country. Dr. Rutvij also explained
students about the role of a youth of our country for preservation of
national heritage and historical monuments.
Following that Mr. Sandeep Jain, a second year MBBS student who is
an active member of Jeevdaya Charitable trust, an NGO working for
the life of animals and birds, gave his audio-visual presentation on the
activity of the trust and his involvement with that. His presentation
topic was “Youth and his involvement in Community Service (yuvan Ane
seva)”. By his services, he provided an ideal example of what a student
– “a youth” can do for the service of a society. He encouraged young
students present in the seminar to participate in various community
oriented activities like tree plantation at local level i.e. within the
campus of Sumandeep Vidyapeeth University Campus. He insisted for
not only plantation but also for adoptation of that particular tree by the
particular student till it grows fully.
At last, Dr. Bharat Bhavsar, HOD, Community Medicine department
ended the programme by a short summary of whole event and a vote
of thanks to all the participants and audience.
To summarize, event lasted for almost one and half hour and was a
grand success in the form of participation by the young audience for
whom it was organized.
Photographs of the event
Inaugural Ceremony – Dr. G.V.Shah Dr. Bharat Bhavsar
Dr. Hasumatiben Dr. G.V.Shah – inaugural speech
Dr. Lakhan, Psychiatry Dept. Dr. Maharshi, Dental student
Dr. Rutvij Patel, Intern doctor Sandip Jain, 2nd MBBS student
Young Enthusiastic audience
Dr. Yogesh Patel, conducting programme Dr. Bhavsar – vote of thanks