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]"
Updated on: [July 19, 2018]