SWAMI VIVEKANANDA PROCLAIMS:
"India is a land of religion and philosophy -- the birthplace of spiritual giants -- the land of renunciation, where and where alone, from the most ancient to the most modern times, there has been the highest ideal of life open to man."
"Let New India arise - out of peasant's cottage, grasping the plough out of the huts of fishermen, the cobbler and the sweeper. Let her spring from the grocer's shop, from beside the oven of the fritter - seller. Let her emanate from the factory, from marts and from markets. Let her emerge from groves and forests, from hills and mountains."
Sri. Eknath Ranade, founder, Vivekananda Kendra:
"An aggregate or a congregation of men does not make a nation , nor do the geographical area and duration of time quality a society to be known as a nation. A government formed on such basis can be called a state, but not a nation. All the constituents strive collectively for something noble. Service with a spiritual orientation results in man making which is invariably and inseparably connected with nation building. It is the core of all our thoughts behind this organization [Vivekananda Kendra]"
Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas (VKVs)
Education through VKVs is a Gyan-Yagna started by Maneneeya Eknathji Ranade....
Educational service through Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas (VKVs) in
North-east India under Vivekananda Kendra Shiksha Prasar Vibhag (VKSPV) is one of the service activities of its parent organization Vivekananda Kendra, a spiritually oriented service mission with its headquarters at Kanyakumari.
Vivekananda Rock Memorial (VRM)
To commemorate the historic meditation of Swami Vivekananda on the mid-sea rock at Kanyakumari on 25th, 26th and 27th December 1892, a magnificent memorial has been constructed. It was inaugurated in 1970 and has since become a point of National Convergence. Over the years, this concrete symbol of inspiration has drawn millions of pilgrims and provided them inspiration to serve the society.
As the Vivekananda Rock Memorial was taking shape, Shri Eknathji Ranade also envisaged a mission that would manifest the idea of Man-making and Nation-building. The result was the conception and formation of the Vivekananda Kendra as a spiritually oriented service mission, which reflected Swami Vivekanandas vision of glorious India in action. The Vivekananda Kendra is an eternal call for those youth who aspire to dedicate their life to serve the nation. It aims at national reconstruction through Man Making. To mould dedicated workers, the Kendra adopts a methodology unique to it by organising 'Yoga varga' (classes), 'Bal-samskar varga', 'Swadhyaya varga' and training camps.