Today we will read Speech on Swami Vivekananda. Does Swami Vivekananda need any introduction? Introduction is not needed but it is important to mention his great work, generosity for the upliftment of mankind and propagation of Hinduism. If you want to know more about this great man then you can study these speeches written on Swami Vivekananda. Along with long speeches, you will also find short speeches which are easy to understand to give you rich experience and a broader view of things.
Long and Short Speech on Swami Vivekananda
Speech on Swami Vivekananda – 1
Dear Friends – Greetings to all of you!
Many thanks to all of you for gathering today for the speech ceremony. I, your host – Ayushmann Khanna, have prepared for you a speech on the life of Swami Vivekananda. Hope you all enjoy listening to my speech about this great personality as much as I can. People who already know about him can also contribute to my speech and share valuable information but those who don’t know much about him will be able to get good information about his life and activities .
Ladies and gentlemen Swami Vivekananda was born on 12th January in 1863 and died in 1902. He was a great follower of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. At the time of his birth he was given the name of Narendranath Datta and he laid the foundation of Ramakrishna Mission. He laid the foundation of Hindu philosophies like Vedanta and Yoga in America and Europe. He acted according to the status of world religion according to Hinduism in the late 19th century. He is regarded as a major force in the rebirth of Hinduism in contemporary India. She is best remembered primarily for her inspirational speech on “Sisters and Brothers of America”. Only then was he able to introduce Hinduism to the Parliament of World Religions in Chicago in 1893.
I am sure you would be curious to know about his childhood as well. He was born in Shimla Pali, Calcutta. Initially he was named Narendranath Dutta. He inherited the humble background where his father was a lawyer in the High Court of Calcutta. His mother’s name was Bhuvaneshwari Devi. When Narendranath grew up, he got a mixture of the qualities of both his father and mother. From his father he received rational thinking and from his mother he received a religious disposition and the power of self-control. When Narendra reached his teenage years, he became an expert in meditation. They could easily enter the state of samadhi. Once he saw a light after sleeping. When he meditated, he saw a reflection of Buddha. From his early days he was deeply interested in wandering monks and penance. He also loved to play and prank.
Though he also displayed great leadership qualities from time to time. His childhood friend’s name was Kamal Reddy. When he reached adolescence, he came in contact with the Brahmo Samaj and eventually he met Sri Ramakrishna. It was because of this Shri Ramakrishna that there was a change in his thinking and after his death, Narendranath left his home. He changed his name to Swami Vivekananda and started living with his other disciple friends at Bornagar Math. He later toured across India until he reached Trivandrum and eventually reached the Parliament of Religions in Chicago. There he addressed a speech and garnered worldwide praise for Hinduism.
He was a great man who worked extensively for the upliftment of mankind and nation.
Speech on Swami Vivekananda – 2
Good morning friends – how are you all?
Hope everyone is enjoying spirituality and meditation classes as much as teachers are enjoying. Apart from meditation it is also important to share information about the great spiritual master named Swami Vivekananda.
Swami Vivekananda, born in Calcutta in the Datta family, adopted the agnostic philosophy that was prevalent in the West with the development in science. At the same time he had a strong desire to know the mystery surrounding God and he also raised doubts about the pious reputation of some people whether anyone had ever seen or spoken to God.
When Swami Vivekananda was struggling with this dilemma, he came in contact with Sri Ramakrishna who later became his mentor and helped him find answers to his questions, introduced him to the vision of the Lord and turned him into a prophet. Diya or what can you say sage with the power to teach. Swami Vivekananda’s personality was so inspiring that he became a very famous figure not only in India but also abroad, especially in America in the late 19th century and the first decade of the 20th century.
Who knew this personality would achieve so much fame in such a short span of time? This unknown monk from India rose to prominence in the year 1893 at the Parliament of Religions held in Chicago. Swami Vivekananda went there to propagate Hinduism and expressed his views on both Eastern and Western culture including a deep understanding of spirituality. His well-expressed views expressed sympathy for mankind and his multifaceted personality left a unique impression on Americans who heard his speech. Everyone who saw or heard him praised him as long as he lived.
He went to America with a mission to spread knowledge about our great Indian spiritual culture, especially the Vedantic sources. He also tried to awaken the religious consciousness of the people there with the help of humanistic and rational teachings from Vedanta philosophy. In America, he depicted India as his spiritual ambassador and sincerely asked people to develop mutual understanding between India and the West so that the two worlds could together form a union of both religion and science.
In our motherland, Swami Vivekananda is seen as a great saint of contemporary India and a man who gave new dimension to the national consciousness which was dormant earlier. He taught Hindus to believe in a religion that gives strength to people and unites them. Service to mankind is seen as a clear manifestation of the deity and it is a special form of prayer that he asked the Indian people to adopt, rather than believing in rituals and old myths. In fact various Indian political leaders have openly acknowledged their indebtedness to Swami Vivekananda.
In the end I would only say that he was the great lover of mankind and his life experiences always inspired people and renewed the desire to attain the spirit of man.
Speech – 3
Respected Principal, Vice-Principal, Teachers and my dear fellow students – Good morning to all of you!
I am going to give a speech on Sakshi Mittal – Swami Vivekananda from class 10th on the occasion of World Spirituality Day. Many of us do not know much about Swami Vivekananda, the great spiritual legend born in India. Although he was an Indian by birth, his life’s mission was not limited to national boundaries but was much more than that. He dedicated his life for the service of mankind which certainly transcended national boundaries. He tried throughout his life to spread human brotherhood and peace on the spiritual basis of the Vedanta Sangha of Existence. From the highest order the sage Swami Vivekananda attained the experience of a unified and spontaneous experience of the real, material world. They used to draw their ideas from that unique source of knowledge and time and then present them in astonishing form of poetry.
Sri Vivekananda and his disciples had a natural tendency to rise above human instincts and be immersed in Absolute Meditation. However, we cannot deny that there was another part of his personality that sympathized with people after seeing their plight and plight. Perhaps it was because his mind was in a state of excitement and no rest in serving the entire human race and meditating on God. His great obedience to high authority and service to mankind made him a beloved personality not only for the Native Indians but also for the Americans in particular.
In addition he was part of one of the illustrious religious institutions of contemporary India and founded the Ramakrishna Order of Monks. It is dedicated to the spread of Hindu spiritual values not only in India but also abroad, especially in America. He once addressed himself as ‘Condensed India’.
The value of their education and life is incomparable to Westerners as it helps them to study the Asian mind. Harvard philosopher William James addressed Swami Vivekananda as the “paragon of the Vedantaists”. The celebrated Orientalists of the 19th century Paul Duessen and Max Müller held him with great respect and esteem. According to Rennan Rowland “his words” are nothing short of great lyrical compositions as is Beethoven’s music or a melody similar to the Handel chorus.
Thus I urge everyone to revisit the writings of Swami Vivekananda and pay tribute to him. His work is like an unseen precious gem kept in the library so leave your dull life and take inspiration from his work and life.
Now I would request my fellow students to come on stage and share their views as it will help us all a lot.
Speech – 4
Hello ladies and gentlemen – I welcome you all to this speech ceremony today!
I want to give a speech on Abhimanyu Kashyap, your host for today, the great spiritual leader of India i.e. Swami Vivekananda. Needless to mention that he was undoubtedly the world’s famous sage. Born on 12 January 1863 in the city of Calcutta, Swami Vivekananda was known as Narendranath Datta in his early years. His father’s name was Vishwanath Dutta who was an educated lawyer in the High Court of Calcutta. Narendranath did not get education on regular basis. However, he did his primary education in a school with his other friends in the suburban area.
Narendranath was not allowed to attend higher secondary school because of his fear of dealing with bad children. But he was again sent to the Metropolitan Institution whose foundation was laid by Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. There were different categories in his personality i.e. he was not only a good actor but also a great scholar, wrestler and sportsman. He acquired great knowledge in Sanskrit subject. Most importantly, he was a follower of truth and never lied.
We all know that great social reformers as well as freedom fighters have taken birth on our motherland. He dedicated his whole life for the service of mankind and Swami Vivekananda is one of those true gems of India. He sacrificed his whole life for the service of the country and helped the people to rise above their miserable condition. Apart from doing philanthropic work, he lived his life by reading books written on science, religion, history, philosophy, art, social science etc. At the same time he also praised Hindu literature like Mahabharata, Ramayana, Bhagvat-Gita, Upanishads and Vedas which helped in shaping his thinking to a great extent. He received training in Indian classical music. He passed the examination of Fine Arts and obtained a degree in Bachelor of Arts in the year 1884.
He always quoted Vedas and Upanishads and imparted spiritual training to those who prevented the situation of crisis or anarchy from flourishing in India. The gist of this message is that “Truth is one: the sages call it by different names”.
The four main points of these principles are as follows:
- divinity of soul
- dual existence of almighty god
- sense of unity among religions
- unity in existence
The last words that were written to his followers were as follows:
“It may happen that I give up my body and leave it like a cloth I am wearing. But I will not stop working. I will inspire human beings everywhere until the whole world knows that God is the Eternal Truth “
He lived for a short period of 39 years and in the midst of all his challenging material conditions he left four volumes of classes for his future generations i.e. Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Raja Yoga and Karma Yoga – all of which are illustrious on Hindu Philosophy. There are scriptures. And with that I want to end my speech.