Respected Shri Ajit Doval ji, Respected Shri Gurumurthy Ji, Shri Bhanudas ji and all the Respected dear sisters and brothers who are participating in this webinar Atmanirbhar Bharat and North East Calling, my namaskar to you all. Vivekananda Kendra Mumbai has been organising North East Calling program since 2016. The aim of the program is to know about the potentialities of North East, focus on North East and also to garner support from the people for the activities of Vivekananda Kendra in North East. But as we all know because of covid-19 this year the actual program in Mumbai was not possible. But this is also a special year for all of us. You know Vivekananda Rock Memorial completes 50 years.
A monument completing 50 years. Is it an occasion to celebrate? This monument is not an ordinary monument. First, it is a National monument. 323 MPs gave their signatures for permission to the memorial. India's 1% of adult population i.e. 30 lac people contributed giving Rs.1/-, Rs.2/- and donation of Rs. 85 lacs was contributed. And all the State Government, whichever party it be, and the central government gave the grant for the memorial. Rupees 1 lac was given by each State Government and 15 lacs by Central Government. There is hardly any such memorial in our country for which has been supported by the whole nation. But this is not its only specialty.
Second very interesting thing about Rock Memorial is that it is the first truly constructed monument by the nation after centuries of invasions our country. There are monuments and there were temples which got reconstructed but such a grand Memorial newly constructed by the whole society is the first one in our country. That is the beginning of a national renaissance. Vivekananda Rock memorial is the living memorial of national revival. Now this Vivekananda Rock memorial is completed but then it has another feature. Generally, an organization creates a memorial; here this memorial has given birth to the organization. And that's why Vivekananda Kendra spiritually oriented Service mission started after Vivekananda Rock Memorial.
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the magazine
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA'S HISTORIC MEDITATION ON THE SREEPADA SHILA IN KANYAKUMARI
Have you ever heard of a young unknown Wandering Monk doing Dhyana to know the root cause of the downfall of a great nation from its pinnacle of spiritual glory to the depth of degradation?
Swami Vivekananda was born on the 12th January 1863. Along with him was Hinduism reborn to be comprehensive. Along with him was reborn religion to be rational. Along with him was reborn Indian culture for a renaissance.
Swami Vivekananda the fountain head of Inspiration
Speech delivered by Mananeeya Nivedita Raghunath Bhide, Vice President, Vivekananda Kendra, on the eve of Installation of the Statue of Swamiji at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on 11 November 2020
PRACTICING HINDU AND PROFESSING HINDU
In one of the tours in North East, we were passing through Assam to go to Arunachal.
National Education Policy in the light of Vivekananda's ideas on Education
“Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man”1 to me and for that matter to many others these electrifying words of the vedantic and visionary monk Swami Vivekananda capture most comprehensively the meaning and purpose of education.
CREATIVITY; A GRAND FINALE
SERIES OF CREATIVITY
Swami Vivekananda – The Fire, The Flame And Sparks
On the auspicious Makarasankaranti Day, 12th of January, 1863, was born Narendranath Datta, a veritable fire-ball of knowledge and renunciation from his childhood, who, later, under the benign influence of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, got metamorphosed into the great Swami Vivekananda – fore most among India’s Patriots, Saints and Philosophers—a true Master, Mentor and Moulder and Maker of India’s destiny. More than eight years have passed, since this flame, which drew people to him like a magnet, extinguished itself. Yet, the sparks therefore continue to set aflame the hearts of thousands with fiery ideals of renunciation, dedication and love for Motherland, spreading blazing trails of idealism.
Have the courage to swim against the tide...
I had dreamt of working in the interior areas of our country since class eight.
SWAMIJI AND MOTHER LAND
Whenever Swami Vivekananda’s admirers asked him in what way they can serve him, he simply told them ‘Love India’.
Expectation versus Reality
This phrase “Expectation versus Reality” is a famous catchphrase amongst the youth today.
YOGA & PEACE
DEEPAK CHOPRA speaks with DAAJI about the role Yoga has to play in bringing about world peace. This is an excerpt from their conversation broadcast on International Day of Peace, September 21, 2020. That documentary is available at https://heartfulness.org/en/international-day-of-peace/.
Create the habit of meditation
CHIRAG KULKARNI, Co-Founder and CMO of Medly Pharmacies in the USA, speaks with RISHIKA SHARMA about creating a regular meditation practice, so as to make it a habit. He also shares how meditation has benefited both his personal and professional life.
SHIA'S PRIVATE TEMPLE OF DOOM!
Indiana Jones gig derailed by abuse scandal
"Food Raconteur” Ashok Nageshwaran wants to tell you a story.
THE MAKING OF A MODEL MINORITY
Indian Americans rarely stop to ask why our entrance into American society has been so rapid—or to consider what we have in common with other nonwhite Americans.
In 2017, DR. VANDANA SHIVA spoke with KIM HUGHES about the sacredness of the Earth, the work she has been doing to bring awareness and change in the field of sustainable agriculture, and the importance of understanding our interconnectedness with Nature, and how we can change the way we eat.
DIAMONDS - A Luxury Gem Steeped in Fact & Fable
The diamond is one fabled gemstone! For example, google “Hope Diamond” to see all the legends associated with just this one stone said to bring misfortune to its owners.
Brown Sugaa and Medusa
Brown Sugaa and Medusa
CHINA DEMANDS INDIA RESCIND APP BAN AMID BORDER TENSION
China on Wednesday demanded India rescind a ban on more Chinese mobile phone apps amid tension between Beijing and other governments over technology and security.