Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invoked the life and struggle of RSS ideologue Eknath Ranade to urge the youth to make their life meaningful rather than be just successful and cited the example of Bill Gates to bring home the point.
The 150-year-old Dilaram Bungalow here, which was shut down for renovation since the last six months, will be thrown open to public next week after it is re-christened as the Swami Vivekananda memorial.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's idea of training state government employees on the principles of Swami Vivekananda has been objected by authorities here saying existing teaching modules cover his suggestions.
If Swami Vivekananda's message of universal brotherhood been followed by the world, history would not have witnessed "dastardly acts" like 9/11 in the US, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.
With Bharatiya Janata Party`s Narendra Modi poised to become India`s next prime minister, monks of Ramakrishna Mission feel the ardent devotee of Swami Vivekananda could bring his teachings of religious harmony to the masses and harness youth power to power growth.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday invoked the legacy of Swami Vivekananda while asking people to battle against religious fanaticism of all hues that threatens the region, in comments that could be seen as a veiled attack on BJP and Narendra Modi.