It was one of his fundamental articles of faith that every nation has a special character of its own and the nation would live only so long as that character – the national ideal - is cherished, protected and preserved. He unhesitatingly called ours a spiritual nation and defined it as Hindu nation.
He was one of the first renaissance thinkers who popularized the term Hindu Nation – a legacy which was carried forward by seers and statesmen like Shri Aurobindo, Lok Manya Tilak, Savarkar, Dr. As a matter of fact, Swami Vivekananda was the “Manthra Drushta” of Hindu Nation.
Vivekananda Kendra is trying to propagate and bring to life this seed idea through its multifarious activities, like Yoga Varga, Samskara Varga etc..
Bharat has made great strides in all the fields contributing to the growth and development. As a nation the whole country is cruising towards ‘Vision-2020’.
An individual as a citizen of India has a major role to the total development of India - Samagra Vikas to chisel the Nation as a Samartha Bharat.
One of Swamiji’s serious criticisms about the British education system was that it gave a much distorted picture of the history of our country and filled the student with a sense of shame and inferiority complex.
Therefore Swamiji wanted a thorough overhauling of the system of education.
To quote “The education that you are getting now has some good points, but it has a tremendous disadvantage which is so great that the good things are all weighed down.
In the first place it is not a man making education, it is merely and entirely a negative education.
A negative education or any training that is based on negation is worse than death.
The child is taken to school and the first thing he learns is that his father is a fool, the second thing that his grandfather is a lunatic, the third thing that all his teachers are hypocrites, the fourth that all the sacred books are lies!