Four decades back, in 1963, to be precise, the birth
centenary of Swami Vivekananda, the patriot Hindu monk who broadcast the
spiritual glory of Bharat to the entire world, was celebrated.
natural consequence, a grand memorial to the Swami was built in mid-sea off the
southernmost tip of Hindustan peninsula. It was made possible mainly through one
rupee contribution of one crore people, with many State Governments chipping in,
with their own mite.
After the completion of the glorious Vivekananda Rock Memorial project , a few
service minded persons, who had voluntarily served the project, were eager to
continue their service to the Nation, particularly by moulding the character of
the youth and by giving them the Man Making Education as envisaged by Swami
Vivekananda, which would make them feel proud of their cultural roots. There was
piquant reason for this. There was practically no one to stand up armed with an
alternative education system to resist the avalanche of clerk-making education
perpetuated by Lord McCauley.