Swami Bhaveshanandaji of Ramakrishna Mission said on Friday that every individual should be treated with dignity and respect.

He was speaking at a youth convention to mark 150{+t}{+h}birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda at Maaladevi Ground here. The convention was organised by Uttara Kannada district administration, zilla panchayat, Youth Services Department, Education Department, and pre-university colleges in Karwar.

Krishna Gouda, president of the zilla panchayat, lauded the contribution of Swami Vivekananda and said that he could spread the spiritual greatness of India to the world. Youths should follow the ideals of Swami Vivekananda. The function was presided over by Arati Bhanavalikar, taluk panchayat president.