INAUGURATION OF VIVEKANANDA ROCK MEMORIAL KANYAKUMARI
VIEKANANDA KENDRA VIDYALAYA RANGAT
2nd September 1970 India and the world saw the Birth & inauguration of a living memorial by a truly national effort- a unique symbol of unity and purity.
Vivekananda Rock Memorial was
inaugurated on 2 September, 1970,
and dedicated to the nation by V V Giri,
the President of India. There can be no doubt whatsoever that without the
catalytic and stellar role of Mananeya
Eknath Ranade Ji, this grand national monument could never have been
completed in such a record time.
It’s not just a piece of Rock, but
were the Vishwaguru Swami Vivekananda Ji meditated about India’s past, present
and future for three days on 25, 26, and 27 December 1892 and discovered the real
mission of life. The Spiritual power of
the Rock, the footprints of Bharatmata, the Parashakti drew Swami ji to
It is a symbol of unity because the
whole nation wished, worked and contributed for it.
Emerson, the great American thinker of
the 19th century said, “A great and timeless institution is the lengthened
shadow of one man”. If that be so, I have no doubt that the final verdict of
history will be that the magnificent Vivekananda Rock Memorial at Kanyakumari is the lengthened shadow of
Eknath Ranade Ji.