September was the Day on which Swami Vivekananda
gave the world-famous speech in 1893 at Chicago
in the World Parliament of Religions. Swami Vivekananda conquered the world on
this day with his spirituality in practice and that too at a time when India was not even independent.
It was for the first time that the message of universal
Brotherhood and its proper understanding was given to the western world. We all
know that when Swami Vivekananda addressed the audience as ‘Sisters and
Brothers of America’ it had an electrifying effect on them. Because it was not
merely a form of address but behind those words was the great spiritual
strength of India, which has always proclaimed and practiced the universal
brotherhood in her long history of more than 5000 years.