Statewide Vivek Band-2017 Campaign begins successfully, aiming to spread the message of ‘Be Good- Do Good’

Bengaluru January 12, 2017: Aimed to spread the message of ‘BE GOOD – DO GOOD’ on the occasion of the 154th  birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, an mega statewide youth campaign VIVEK BAND-2017 was successfully began across the state by Samartha Bharata, an organisation  promoting social volunteering among youth.

The campaign event simultaneously started in all districts of Karnataka. Some of the key events are posted here.

Vivek Band 2017 SSMRV College Bengaluru

RSS Kshetreeya Sanghachalak V Ngaraj addressed Vivek Band Campaign at SSMRV College, Jayanagar, Bengaluru
Bengaluru: 154th Jayanti of Swami Vivekananda along with #VivekBand Campaign held at Adarsha College, Chamarajapete Bengaluru. RSS Pranth Karyavah N Tippeswamy, Noted Social Worker Tejaswini Anant Kumar addressed
Samartha Bharata Trustee Rajesh Padmar, Principal Prof Chandrashekar at Vivek Band-2017 Campaign held at Surana College, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru.
Vivek Band Jan-12-2017 Surana College Bengaluru
Vivek Band Jan-12-2017 Surana College Bengaluru

The campaign starts with the wearing of a wrist band carrying the message ‘BE GOOD – DO GOOD‘  on January 12th, 2017, to commemorate the 154th birthday of Swami Vivekananda, which is celebrated as National Youth Day, and lasts for 2 weeks till January 26th, 2017.

Vivek Band Campaign  aims to reach more than 12 lakh people and let the message serve as a reminder of the immense potential and opportunities that the youth have, to transform their lives and to pledge to build a strong, healthy society. The campaign expects the youth have to pass on the legacy of ‘BE GOOD – DO GOOD’ to more people by indulging in inspiring activities and becoming active role models.

Vivek Bands will be available at several retail outlets across the state from 5th of January 2017. A detailed list of store locations is available on the website at www.samarthabharata.org and www.vivekband.com

Store Locations: http://samarthabharata.org/vivek-band/store-locations/

In order to make this message available to more youngsters, technology-based forums such as the Samartha Bharata website, social media, Whatsapp and SMS are being used for promoting the Vivek Band campaign. These forums will also be available to those who have chosen to wear the Vivek wrist band for sharing inspirational experiences. Many organisations, educational institutions, cultural associations, youth icons, scientists, sports stars, cine stars etc are endorsing the campaign.

The campaign:

  • Wearing Vivek Band with the message ‘BE GOOD – DO GOOD’ on 12th January
  • Involving in a service-oriented i.e. DO GOOD activity between 12th-26th January
  • Organizing an inspirational talk to spread the spirit of service and nationalism
  • Sharing BE GOOD DO GOOD experience on social media with hashtag #VivekBand and other platforms to inspire others. Giving a missed call to 8792662262.
  • This year, Samartha Bharata is supporting Corneal Andhatva Mukta Bharata Abhiyan (Corneal Blindness Free Bharat Movement) of SAKSHAMA, an NGO for the specially-challenged. Eye-donation will be promoted as the ‘DO GOOD’ activity for 2017.

India is facing many medico-social challenges. Corneal blindness is one among them. Cornea is an outer most transparent layer of eye, which may be damaged due to many reasons like malnutrition, chemical injury, accident, surgery etc. According to one estimation 2 to 20 lakh population of India is having corneal blindness, which can be cured by corneal transplant. Unfortunately, there is huge scarcity of cornea in the nation. Though every year ~1 crore deaths occur, only 25,000 people are donating their eye for the noble cause. If this number is increased to 4 lakh, Eye banks are established in all states & districts, Cornea specialists are made available at every important place & more importantly the great mass of people is filled with the right awareness about eye donation, we can make India corneal-blindness-free by 2020.

Krupanidhi College Bengaluru
Bengaluru: Swamy Vivekanada ji ‘s 154th birth Anniversary celebrated at Sri Jayabharathi Educational Co operative Society at Athibele, Bengaluru with message #BeGoodDoGood on the occasion of #VivekBand Campaign-2017.
Bengaluru: Swamy Vivekanada ji ‘s 154th birth Anniversary celebrated at Sri Jayabharathi Educational Co operative Society at Athibele, Bengaluru with message #BeGoodDoGood on the occasion of #VivekBand Campaign-2017.
Dharawada: Columnsit MP Pratap Simha at Vivek Band Campaign 2017
Tumakuru’s Gubbi Taluk:
ತುಮಕೂರು ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ಗುಬ್ಬಿ ತಾಲ್ಲೂಕಿನ ಸರ್ಕಾರಿ ಜ್ಯೂನಿಯರ್ ಕಾಲೇಜು ಅವರಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ ವಿವೇಕಾನಂದರ 154ನೇ ಜನ್ಮದಿನೋತ್ಸವ ಆಚರಿಸಲಾಯಿತು. ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಸ್ವಯಂಸೇವಕ ಸಂಘದ ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ಪ್ರಚಾರಕ ಶ್ರೀ ಅವಿನಾಶ್ ಮುಖ್ಯ ಅತಿಥಿಗಳಾಗಿ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿದ್ದರು. ಕಾಲೇಜು ಪ್ರಾಂಶುಪಾಲರಾದ ಸಿದ್ದಲಿಂಗಪ್ಪ ತಾಲೂಕ ಸಂಪರ್ಕ ಪ್ರಮುಖ್ H S ದಯಾನಂದ ಮೂರ್ತಿ, ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥಾಪಕ ಪ್ರಮೋದ್ SDMC ಪ್ರಭಣ್ಣ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಉಪನ್ಯಾಸಕರು ಮತ್ತು ಕಾಲೇಜಿನ ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಹಾಜರಿದ್ದರು.
Tumakuru: Vivek Band Campaign event at Govt First Grade College, Tumakuru City
Students of Rashtrotthana Vidyakendra, Bengaluru

Hubballi: Chinmaya PU College of Hubballi organised Swami Vivekananda Jayanti along with #VivekBand Campaign. Students pledged to donate eyes, supporting the Cornea Andhatv Mukt Bharat Abhiyan. #BeGoodDoGood
New Horizon Engineering College, Bengaluru
New Horizon Engineering College, Bengaluru
Vivek Band Campaign, Sirsi
Vivek Band Campaign, Kumta
Vivek Band Campaign, Kumta
Yashwanthpura, Bengaluru
Vivek Band Event in KR Puram, Bengaluru
Zee Litera, Kudlu gate observed Vivekband

Vivek Band Event at Chaitanya school ,channakeshava Nagara
RVK Banashankari 90 kids celebrated with #VivekBand event. Daily will do yoga as part of be good activity demonstrated by kids.
HSR layout agara government school and PU college #VivekBand event.
Vivek Band event at Mudhol, Bagalkote

 

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