TRINIDAD, December 4, 2012 (by Paras Ramoutar): A series of cultural and religious activities has been planned by the Indian High Commission to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda from January 10 to 15, 2013.
Indian High Commissioner, Shri Malay Mishra told a press conference that Government of India has arranged celebrations throughout India to mark this historic occasion, and Trinidad and Tobago forms part of the overall programme.
"Saturday January 12, 2013 is Swamiji's actual birthday and the program starts with a yoga session at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Cultural Co-operation at Chaguanas, and later in the evening a play dedicated to his life will be enacted at the National Council of Indian Culture (NCIC)," he said.
A component of the programme will include a health camp at Lambeau, Tobago.
"A major highlight of the observance will be a re-enactment of his famous speech at the Parliament of Religions and the High Commission has invited Swami Ishtananda from Florida as the Chief Guest. Other speakers representing Hinduism, Christianity and Islam will be participating," he said.