Youth resource should be utilized for nation building – Sri Shantirvathaanandaji

Suttur, April 9, 2019: “The youth of this country is our rich resource. It should be dedicated for the service of our country,” opined Swami Shantirvathanandaji, of Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysuru.

He delivered a lecture on the topic, ‘Role of Youth in Nation Building’, after inaugurating the personality development camp, organized as part of the Retreat Programme for the students of Engineering, Ayurveda, Dental and Pharmacy College students of JSS group, being held at Suttur Srikshetra.

“Whenever the topic of the youth of our country is mentioned, the first name that comes to our mind is Swami Vivekananda. It is our pride that he was born in our country,” he said.
“A youth named Suhas Gopinath started learning how to create websites at a very young age. He created a website called and established his own company titled ‘Global Inc.’ when he was just 17-years-old and became the CEO of that company. We are all children of mother India and we should dedicate our services to her. We should make efforts to instill confidence among our youth and inculcate love and affection among them, and build a stronger India by establishing unity and integrity,” he added.

Dr. D.S. Guru, Professor, Mysore University, delivered a lecture on ‘Life Skills’. “In our journey of life, we get to meet new persons, new friends, and strangers every moment. But none of them are neither permanent nor forgettable. It is just a beautiful journey and we don’t know when it will end. We Indians have inherited a mindset of serving the society from our ancestors. We should safeguard and continue it. The students should shoulder the responsibility of building a better society based on a cordial relationship. They have to prove the society that there is ‘Integrity in Diversity’. You should respect your teachers and elders, and inculcate a character of respecting them. It is very important to respect your teachers who teach you with love and affection,” he opined.

Sri R. A. Chetanram delivered a lecture on ‘Leadership Qualities’. In his talk, he said, “Only a good follower can become a good leader. Confidence is our inner belief. We should always believe in ourselves, it is based on our behavior, our thoughts, and our friends. We all achieve success in smaller things. If we can understand and try to know our capacity we can easily get rid of the inferiority complex. It builds confidence in us, which is a basic leadership quality. Confidence is one of the most important characteristics of visionary leadership.

He explained to the participants how we should develop a capacity to analyze an issue, think about it and analyze the outcome, along with examples.

The camp is being held in the divine presence of Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji and Pujya Sri Siddeshwara Mahaswamiji.

The camp begins with the lighting of the lamp, prayer, followed by Pranayama and yoga sessions. Desi games are held in the evening.

Swami Shantirvataanandaji of Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, inaugurating the personality development camp organized for the students of Technical, Ayurveda, Dental and Pharmacy Colleges, by the JSS Mahavidyapeetha and Sri Shivarathreeshwara Dharmika Datti, in Sutturu. Sri Kiran Gudadinni, Dr. K. Omprakash, Dr. Anand Kumar Tengli, Dr. B.S. Harish, Sri Jayarajendra, Dr. Ravi and Sri Harshananda are seen in the picture.