The Yoga Guru and head of Patanjali Yoga Vidyapith, Hrishikesh Swami Ramdev Baba arrived Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari in the afternoon on 28 Macrh 2011. He was received with the Pornakumbha by Ma Balakrishnanji, Ma Niveditadidi, Shri Hanumantharaoji and other Kendra karyakartas and after that he visited Vivekananda Rock Memorial (VRM). He was accompanied by Shri Raghunathan and Shri Deepak and was received by Shri Avinashji (all Jeevanvratis of Vivekananda Kendra) on the Vivekananda Rock Memorial.
He was very much delighted after seeing the great monument and when he came to know that Vivekananda Kendra is engaged in Man-Making and Nation Building work all over the country. He said, "When I recently visited Arunachal Pradesh & Assam, I myself had the glimpse of its work in a short duration. This type of work our country needs and you are doing the wonderful work. My best wishes."
Here are the remarks noted down in the Visitors’ Book at VRM.
भारतीय ऋषि परम्परा के गौरव संन्यास के शिखर पुरुष स्वामी विवेकानन्द की इस बोध भूमि पर आकार मेरा रोम रोम, मन, प्राण, ह्रदय, आत्मा, आनन्द, उत्साह व उर्जा से भर गया |
मैं स्वामीजी के सपनों का भारत बनाने में अपना पूरा जीवन अर्पित कर रहा हूँ व करूँगा |
विदेशी कंपनियों के व्यापर, भ्रष्टाचार व व्यक्ति को उसकी अन्ता कलुशितता से मुक्त बनता हुआ अपना ही विस्तार जगत में देखता हुआ जीवन में पूर्णता को उपलब्ध करूँगा |
उस महामानव, युग प्रणेता को मेरा कोटिशः प्रणाम |
In Vivekanandapuram he spoke to all the Poornakaleen and socially to the Shiksharties, who are under going 4 months training at present. He for half an hour and stressed that we should use Swadeshi things so the village economy will increase and it will not allow the MNCs to grow more in number, practice yoga ( specially Kapalbhati & Pranayam) so the health will be good and whatever you do, do with commitment (Nishtha). This itself show us the path for marching forward – Charaiveti, Charaiveti….
In the evening at 1700 hrs there was a public programme in our campus beach as it is held all over the country. 2000 people attended this programme and after the programme he left for Thiruvananthapuram.
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