The 25th year of the consecration of the Vivekananda Rock Memorial has become a land mark in the history of Vivekananda Kendra through the establishment of the Trust Vivekananda Kendra Vedic Vision Foundation with Dr. M. Lakshmi Kumari, former President of Vivekananda Kendra as its Life time Chairman. It aims at achieving the very vital task of regeneration of Bharat and inspiring the world at large to move in harmony with the inevitable paradigm shift following the ideals of Swami Vivekananda. The Foundation also aims at motivating the youth of Bharat to absorb the glory of our spiritual heritage and to take up the challenging task of disseminating this unique vision which is a national tryst and a global demand. For this it is necessary to equip the young generation and transform them into fit instruments to transmit that vision to the world. This is the audience which Swami Vivekananda had in mind when he said “Bring light to the ignorant and more light to the educated for the vanities of the education of our time are tremendous”.
Since 1997 the Foundation is functioning from its new Head Quarters at the ancient Port City of Kodungallur in Kerala, renowned for being the entry point of the three Semitic religions to India. To add to its glory Swami Vivekananda during his wanderings in Southern India passed through this temple town and was enchanted by the knowledge in Sanskrit of the royal ladies of Kodungallur. As though through a divine dispensation in 1992 as Vivekananda Kendra’s Bharata Parikrama wended its way through Kodungallur, a local well wisher and renowned social worker Dr. Sridhar Pai, gifted a highly priced piece of land to Vivekananda Kendra to start a centre in Swamij’s name. Located in idyllic surroundings this new campus Ananda Dham has already become a very positive popular centre for spiritual healing for all sections of the society.
Keeping the above main objectives in mind the Foundation is emphasizing the social relevance of the Vedic Vision through a variety of Programmes geared to touch the hearts of people bringing about the much needed attitudinal change.
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