Statewide youth campaign VIVEK BAND-2016 to begin on January 12, 2016

Bengaluru, January 03 2016 : Aimed to spread the message of ‘BE GOOD – DO GOOD’ on the occasion of the 153rd birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, an mega youth campaign VIVEK BAND-2016 has been organized by Samartha Bharata trust, an organization  promoting social volunteering among youth.

VIVEK BAND- College Students

The campaign starts with the wearing of a wrist band carrying the message ‘BE GOOD – DO GOOD’  on January 12th, 2016, to commemorate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, which is celebrated as National Youth Day, and lasts for 2 weeks till January 26th, 2016.

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 2016. A detailed list of store locations is available on the website at and


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.


Eminent personalities from different social arena endorsed the Vivek Band Campaign.


Smriti Irani, HRD Minister, Govt of India

Padma Vibhushan Dr. D.Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of the Dharmasthala Temple

Poojya Nirmalanandanatha Swamiji, Adichunchanagiri Math

Dr.Myalaswami Annadurai, ISRO scientist & Program Director of Mangalayaana

Arjun Devaiah, Asian Games Gold medalist

Justice (Rtd)  Shivaraj Patil, Eminent law expert

Padma Bhushan Dr. Devi Shetty, cardiologist and Chairman of Narayana Hrudayalaya

Srinagara Kitty, Kannada actor

B.C.Patil, actor and politician

Mamata Poojari, Indian Women’s Kabaddi Team captain

Prakashananda Swamiji, Ramakrishna Ashram

Dr.Sharan Patil, orthopedic surgeon and CMD of Sparsh chain of hospitals

Chakravarti Sulibele, Social Activist, Orator-Columnist  

Abhimanyu Mithun, cricketer

Guru Kiran, music director  

Dr.C.S.Rao, President of Reliance Communications

Roopika, Kannada actor

For more information about the campaign please contact:

9880621824, 9663330692 (Bengaluru), 9611511228 (Hubballi), 9739953063 (Mangaluru) Email:

About Samartha Bharata:

Samartha Bharata is a volunteer platform aimed at addressing social, economic, civic, environmental and other challenges facing the nation. A significant amount of work, undertaken by various organizations, is in progress in the fields of quality education, health, vocational training, civic issues, environment, rural development, cow protection, cultural & literary development and upliftment of marginalized sections like street children, HIV+ people and devadasis.

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