VIVEK BAND CAMPAIGN- 2017 to be held from January 12 to 26, 2017 with a message of ‘Be Good- Do Good’.
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 Birth Anniversary 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
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:
9663330692 (Bengaluru), 9611511228 (Hubballi), 9739953063 (Mangaluru)
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. www.samarthabharta.org