Compiled by YIMIE YONG and R. ARAVINTHAN
DEVOTEES of the Indian sage Vivekananda celebrated the 156th anniversary of his birth with several events in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Tamil dailies reported.
The former students’ association of SJK(T) Vivekananda organised a festival at the school led by Dr P.S. Pillay.
The event saw about 300 attendees who were given exposure to Vivekananda’s work and philosophy.
A special competition for primary school students was also held with topics on the sage.
Over at the Sri Ramakrishna temple hall in Brickfields, 65 children who dressed in Vivekananda’s renowned style took part in a lookalike contest, and performed stage plays on his life and poetry recital.
The students then went on a procession to the Vivekananda Ashram and performed prayers at his statue there before distributing sweets and snacks to the public.
Both organisers hailed Swami Vivekananda’s philosophy and message and urged the community to learn about them from a young age.
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