Eknathji Ranade


When the whole country was busy with enthusiastic preparations for the celebration of the Centenary Year of Swami Vivekananda, Shri Eknathji Ranade compiled as his own personal homage to the great patriot-saint the book "Rousing Call to Hindu Nation" which was published in January 1963.

Chronology of Eknathji's Life

19.11.1914
Born at Timtala, Amaravati District Maharastra.
1920
Came to Nagpur: Had primary education in Pradanavispura School.
1926
Joined RSS(Ratriya Swayam Sevak Sangh) as a Swayamsevak
1932
Passed Matriculation examination from New English High School, Nagpur.
1938
Passed B.A. (Hons.) in Philosophy (equal to M.A.)
1938
Become a Pracharak of RSS at Jabalpur.
1946
Passed L.L.B. From LAW collage, Jabalpur. Prant Pracharak of Mahakoshal and Madhya Bharat.
1948
Went underground during the ban on RSS. Also worked from lifting of the ban. Held negotations with Saradar Vallabhbhai Patel and others.
1949
Was in Jail for about a month.
1950
Kshetra Pracharak for Poorvanchal Kshetra comprising Bengal, Orissa, and Assam. Did outstanding work for the refugees coming from Pakistan by establishing a very effective “Vastuhara Sahayata Samiti”.
1953
Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh.
1962
All india Baudhik Pramukh of RSS.
17.01.1963
Compiled “Rousing call to Hindu Nation” , containing the thoughts of Swami Vivekananda, on the eve of his birth centeary.
18.08.1963
Organising Secretary of Vivekananda Rock Memorial Committee.
1972
Founded “Vivekananda Kendra”- a Spiritually Oriented Service Mission.
1973
Founded Editor of “Yuva Bharati”, “Kendra Bharati”, “Vivekananda Kendra Patrika”. Editor of revived “Brahmavadin”.
28.05.1975
General Secretory of Vivekananda Kendra.
1978
President of Vivekananda Kendra.
1982
President of Vivekananda Kendra International.
22.08.1982
Nirvana at Madras.
23.08.1982
Cremated at Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari.

Freed from attachment, non-egoistic, endowed with courage and enthusiasm and unperturbed by success or failure, the worker is known as a pure(Sattvika) one. Four outstanding and essential qualities of a social worker are enunciated in the verse.


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