Speech on Swami Vivekananda

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Introduction

Swami Vivekananda is one of the greatest Hindu monks that India has ever seen. He is not only a spiritual leader that India always boasts of but also a great freedom fighter which one can understand only if they know and study him deeply. Till today not only we Indians but the whole world respects and follows his principles. It is one of our greatest responsibilities that we make our next generation and henceforth all subsequent generations aware of this great personality. His teachings, his contribution to India and the world. He made an everlasting impact on world culture and religion through his groundbreaking speech. His preachings invoked the virtues of humanity and sympathy to the people generation wise. Vedantu has taken a noble task to make the students of this generation to know more about him through their long and short speeches on Swami Vivekananda specially suited for the elementary class level students.  They have also provided a 10 line speech on Swami Vivekananda below that younger students can find to be very useful. 


Long Speech on Swami Vivekananda

A hearty welcome to everyone. As I stand here today, I would like to present a speech on  Swami Vivekananda, a renowned philosopher, scholar and writer. In this speech on Swami Vivekananda, we will talk about his life, preachings and contributions to Indian society.

Swami Vivekananda was born in Naren, in Calcutta to the Datta family on 12th January 1863. Since his early childhood, the life of Swami Vivekananda was greatly influenced by his mother and she played a significant role in shaping his life. He completed his graduation from the University of Calcutta. After completing his graduation, he then went on to pursue law and practised as an attorney in the High Court of Calcutta. 

Swami Vivekananda became a devout principle of Sri Ramakrishna. Swami Vivekananda would often approach his guru with doubts and the latter would alleviate them. Sri Ramakrishna is also said to have encouraged Swami to become a sage and prophet. Known for his inquisitive nature, Swami Vivekananda often questioned different philosophies. He would often question monks if they had actually seen God. While he had a deep adoration for Science, he was deeply determined to discover the truth about God. The explanation that God was omnipotent and thus, cannot be seen could not convince Swami Vivekananda. As such, his guru Sri Ramakrishna imparted the teaching that later became symbolic of Swami’s life - experiencing God by means of serving humanity. He also penned down four classics - the Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Raja Yoga and Bhakti Yoga, considered outstanding treatises describing the Hindu philosophy. 

No speech on Swami Vivekananda is complete without mentioning his immense contribution towards Indian society. Swam was a patriot, one who preached about the national consciousness lying dormant in each Indian’s mankind. He strongly advocated the teaching that providing service to humanity is the most sincere form of worship and allows one to visually manifest the existence of God. Swami Vivekananda preached these principles - divinity of the soul, harmony among religions, oneness of existence and the non-dual nature of God. 

Swami Vivekananda devoted his life towards the upliftment of society. The Ramakrishna Mission, named after his guru, was organised and established by Swami Vivekananda on 1st May 1987. It is, to date, considered the most outstanding religious organisation. The sole mission of this organisation is to provide voluntary work to the poor and those in need. 

Swami Vivekananda was the first Indian to ever have visited America. He briefly addressed the Parliament of Chicago in 1893, only guided by the American Providence. He was named the ‘Paragon of Vedantists’ by the Harvard philosopher William James. His contemporaries, Max Muller and  Paul Deussen, who were 19th century Orientalists held him in high esteem. Swami Vivekananda breathed his last on 4th July 1902. 

I would like to conclude by saying that Swami Vivekanda led an inspiring life. His entire life was devoted to public services, serving humanity and upliftment of society. We should try to inculcate his teachings in our lives and try to be better human beings and citizens. 


Short Speech on Swami Vivekananda

A very welcome to all of you. Today on this auspicious occasion, I would like to share a short speech on Swami Vivekananda. 

Swami Vivekananda was known for his inspiring personality. A great soul and human being, he is responsible for awakening 19th century India to new beginnings. Born Naren, on the 12th January 1863, among the nine children of the Datta family. Swami Vivekananda was born into a family of reputed scholars. While his father was an attorney at the Calcutta High Court, his grandfather was a Persian and Sanskrit scholar. 

Following the footsteps of his father, Swami Vivekananda pursued law after completing his graduation. He even practised as an attorney with the Calcutta High Court. However, Swami Vivekanda was also greatly influenced by his other religious temperament from his early childhood and this is what motivated him to seek spirituality. Swami Vivekananda educated himself thoroughly on Indian philosophy and religion. 

As a principle of Sri Ramakrishna, he upheld the principle of serving God by serving humanity. He also preached the same and his teachings had profound implications on the society and traditions of India. The teachings of Swami Vivekananda were mainly inspired by the Vedas and the Upanishads, which were believed to be a great source of strength, energy and wisdom to Indian society. 

Swami Vivekananda is also known to have organised and established a mission after his guru Sri Ramakrishna. Known as the Sri Ramakrishna Mission, this group includes saints and preachers who voluntarily work towards helping the poor and the needy. 

We should all take inspiration from the extraordinary life led by Swami Vivekanda and do our part in contributing towards the betterment of mankind. 


10 Lines Speech on Swami Vivekananda

Hello and welcome to all. Today I will be delivering a short speech on Swami Vivekananda

  1. Swami Vivekananda was one of the great and eminent personalities of India. 

  2. He was born in the Datta family of Calcutta on 12th January 1863 and was one of the nine siblings.

  3. The actual name of the philosopher was Narendranath Dutta. The name Vivekananda was given by Ajit Singh, the ruler of princely state Khetri. The meaning of the name is joy of life with wisdom.

  4. He was the greatest disciple of the eminent religious leader Ramkrishna.

  5. Swami Vivekananda pursued his graduation from the University of Calcutta and then studied law and then he practised as an advocate in the High Court of Calcutta.

  6. Swami Vivekananda’s mother was deeply religious and had a great influence on his life. 

  7. It was from his guru that he learned that in order to visually manifest God, one must work towards serving humanity. 

  8. He preached his life learnings among the masses and his teachings had a great impact on society.

  9. HIs speech on Hindu religion at the World’s PArliament of Religions not only made him famous but also A great achievement for the HIndu religion and India.

  10. He passed away on 4th July 1902.

Swami Vivekananda teachings should be imbibed by all individuals in order to build a better society. 

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3. Why is it important for the new generation to know about Swami Vivekananda?

It is utmost important for the new generation to know about the great personalities of India and also their teachings. The teachings of Swami Vivekanada can guide them in every phase of their life, mainly in the preparation stage of their lives. Swamiji’s famous quote which is must for constant motivation of the students says that never stop till you achieve your goal. This serves as a constant motivation for the students when they get tired and disappointed in certain phases of their lives. His teachings are a source of inspiration for the youth every generation and they stand strong whatever the situation comes in life.

4. How was Swamiji as a speaker?

The most important thing about Swamiji was his speaking skills. HIs witty and interactive speech that too in a bold voice attracted millions miles away. Only through his such smart yet simple speech he reached so many hearts of so many religions. Honesty and humanity in his speech touched the hearts of even the colonial rulers. He spoke about ancient Hinduism in the World Parliament of Religions with great confidence and each and everyone in the audience was astonished and attracted to his confidence and personality. No one like him can bring the truths and simplicity and the golden principles of religion in the world stage of religion.

5. How much do Swamiji’s preachings invoke nationalism in India?

Swamiji was the greatest of all to invoke nationalism among the Indians when it was absolutely necessary. His teachings always focus on development of people through education and wisdom and that is the reason they are so essential for the youth. It was Swamiji only who first made the people of India understand their rich cultural and religious heritage. The sense of pride about the rich heritage and how to protect the heritage from enemies. This sense of protecting their country actually invoked the sense of nationalism among them.

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