Educationists at a programme on Saturday said Swami Vivekananda upholds the dignity of ‘Bangalism’ along with preaching religious ideology around the world.
They were addressing a discussion in memory of Vivekananda at Muzaffar Ahmed auditorium of Dhaka University (DU). Vivekananda Education Society organised the programme to share knowledge on teaching and ideology of the spiritual leader among students and teachers. Hindu monk Narendra Nath Datta, who is better known as Vivekananda, was born on January 12, 1863 in Kolkata. He became famous with bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion in the nineteenth centuries.DU Vice Chancellor Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman was the chief guest at the event while Vivekananda Education Society President Prof Chandra Nath Podder presided it over.
In his speech, Ramakrishna Mission Prof Dhrubeshanand Maharaz highlighted the teaching and ideology of the spiritual leader.
Among others, Bangladesh Bank former governor Atiur Rahman, Bhorer Kagoj Editor Shyamal Dutta and Jagannath Hall Provost Ashim Sarkar spoke on the occasion. On Friday midnight, the organisation lighted candles in front of the statue of Vivekananda on the university campus marking his birth anniversary.