“If you want to know India, study Vivekananda. In him everything is positive and nothing negative” said Rabindranath Tagore.
When Swami Vivekananda was asked in America about his motherland, he said “India I loved before I came away. Now the very dust of India has become holy to me, the very air is now to me holy: it is now the holy land, the place of pilgrimage, the Tirtha!”.
India is his queen of adoration. Present day India needs, nay desperately needs, Swamiji’s life-giving message.
To this great son of India, in what way can we pay homage? The foremost thing we should do is to spread his message. In that direction, Ramakrishna Mission, Vijayawada has planned to launch Viveka Vahini – a fully equipped van with audio - video facilities and Ramakrishna - Vivekananda literature. This Viveka Vahini will carry the man-making and character-building message of Swami Vivekananda to the whole of Andhra Pradesh in general and to the coastal districts in particular.
Similar projects are already functioning in Karnataka (Jnana Vahini) and Tamilnadu (Viveka Murasu). (See photos)
The project – Viveka Vahini is estimated to cost Rs.10 lakhs. We earnestly request you to contribute your mite to this noble cause. Your contribution by cash/cheque/D.D. can be made in favour of “Ramakrishna Mission, Vijayawada”. It will be thankfully received and acknowledged with our official receipt. Please note that donations to Ramakrishna Mission are exempt from income tax under section 80G.
Yours in the Lord