Modi praises film on Swami Vivekananda

Gandhinagar, Aug 7 : Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attended a special screening of the film 'The Light: Swami Vivekananda' here and said the film has the potential to inspire the youth.

"Enjoyed watching the film. It can inspire the youth with Swami Vivekananda's message", said Modi after attending the special screening.

Gujarat Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State, MLAs and other dignitaries also joined the Chief Minister at the screening.

After watching the film, Modi complimented the cast and crew for their efforts.

He said this film can inspire the youth and urged youngsters watch the same.

Known to have been deeply influenced by Vivekananda's teachings himself, Modi felt that the film conveys Swamiji's message powerfully.

"Watched the film 'The Light- Swami Vivekananda'. It powerfully conveys Swamiji's message. Inspiring film for youth," Modi tweeted later.

Speaking about the special screening, producer J. Mishra said, "We are grateful to Shri Narendra Modi to take time off. Being a devotee of Swamiji myself, I couldn't be happier to know that he enjoyed watching the film and made an appeal to the youth to watch the film."

The film captures Vivekananda's life and times and his rise to spiritual enlightenment.

The film covers different phases of his life encompassing his transition from the young Narendra Nath Datta to the world renowned Swami Vivekananda who was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies to the Western world.

Produced by Tri Colour Productions Pvt Ltd., 'The Light: Swami Vivekananda' is slated to release on August 23.

--IBNS (Posted on 07-08-2013)

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