GUWAHATI, Jan 12 - �Just as different types of cells are needed in the formation of a healthy body, diversity ensures unity of our country. Development of only a single type of cells results in malformation.� The�volunteer of Vivekananda Kendra, Sivasagar, Pratibha Kulkarni cited this thought-provoking notion of harmonious living at the celebration of the 153rd�birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, organised at the Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture (VKIC) here today.
Calling upon everyone to reach out to one another as unity is strength in today�s world, Pratibha stressed on the positives of expanding one�s horizon of kinship to include family, community and the country.
Narrating a few anecdotes from Swami Vivekananda�s life, Pratibha said imbibing this sense of empathy would help establish a harmonious and inclusive society that is the need of the hour.
Continuing in the same vein, the retired college professor from Pune stressed on the principles of selfless service as espoused by Swami Vivekananda and propagated by late Eknath Ranade, the founder of the VKIC.
Living by Ranade�s belief in the power of yoga, VKIC Guwahati volunteer Bharti Nandy stated that regular sessions of yoga were increasingly being held across to link people in the man-making and nation-building exercise.