About Vivekananda Kendra
An aggregate or a congregation of men does not make a nation, nor do the geographical area and duration of time qualify a society to be known as a nation. A government formed on such a basis can be called a state, but not a nation. It is common goal or mission that makes a nation. All the constituents strive collectively for something noble. Service with spiritual orientation results in man-making which invariably and inseparably connected with nation building
It is the core of all the thoughts behind Vivekananda Kendra.
Second Phase of Vivekananda Rock Memorial was parallel when Rock Memorial was taking shape. As Eknathji used to say “To put up a Cement and Concrete structure is not the work for which I am born, I am to erect a living and dynamic monument which will be worthy of Swami Vivekananda and which will be capable of bringing into fruition his grand vision of future India.”
So, Vivekananda Kendra – An Extraordinary Organisation with Ordinary Men came to existence. Mananeeya Eknathji Ranade, the Man behind the Memorial started Vivekananda Kendra a spiritually oriented service mission in 1972 as the living memorial to Swami Vivekananda comprising of a cadre of dedicated JEEVANVRATIS, Sevavratis, Vanprasthi and Thousands of Local Karyakarata as well as lakhs of patrons , well wishers and our publication subscribels. Vivekananda Kendra is centered around the noble thought service to man is worship of God – and is guided by the national ideals RENUNCIATION and SERVICE.
For actualising vision of Swami Vivekananda , the Kendra has more than 225 branch centres spread over India to work for all stratas(phases) of the society to rebuild the nation. To achieve this Vivekananda Kendra carry’s out various service activities through Yoga, Swadhyay Varga(Study Circle), Samskar Varga, Rural Development, Education, Development of Natural Resources, Organising Youth and Women and Publications based on the life and message of Swami Vivekananda, Indian Culture, Vedic studies. The Kendra urges all to join this task of national regeneration.
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About Vivekananda International Foundation
Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) is a think tank set up with the collaborative efforts of India’s leading security experts, diplomats, industrialists and philanthropists. The VIF’s objective is to become a centre of excellence to kick start innovative ideas and thoughts that can lead to a stronger, secure and prosperous India playing its destined role in global affairs.
Vivekananda Kendra International is global in perspective and in scale of operations, supported by an extensive infrastructure manned by a dedicated workforce of proven intellectual competence and integrity. the constitution and work of Vivekananda Kendra International will allow India to promote the greatness of its culture and wisdom, and endeavour to overcome the challenges that we face at a global scale. Drawing from the teachings of Swami Vivekananda, Vivekananda Kendra International will provide a new international platform to the Indian voice, by creating awareness about Indian philosophy and ancient wisdom towards propagating global peace and harmony and preventing the predicted clashes among civilizations.