PM Modi to address 125th-anniversary celebrations of ‘Prabuddha Bharata’ today


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday address the 125th-anniversary celebrations of ‘Prabuddha Bharata’, a monthly journal of the Ramakrishna Order, started by Swami Vivekananda.

The event is being organised by Advaita Ashrama, Mayavati in Uttarakhand and is expected to commence at 3:15 PM IST, according to a press release from Prime Minister’s Office on Friday.

The publication of the journal ‘Prabuddha Bharata’ was started from Chennai (erstwhile Madras) in the year 1896 where it continued to be published for two years, after which it was published from Almora.

Later, in April 1899, the place of publication of the journal was shifted to Advaita Ashrama and it has been continuously published from there since then.

“The journal has been an important medium for spreading the message of India’s ancient spiritual wisdom,” stated the release.

Many eminent personalities like Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Sister Nivedita, Sri Aurobindo, former president Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, among others have left their imprint over time in ‘Prabuddha Bharata’, through their writings on Indian culture, spirituality, philosophy, history, psychology, art, and other social issues.

PM Modi is also expected to address 2021’s first session of ‘Mann ki Baat’ today. (ANI)