“I have come here [Belur Math] to pay my homage and respect to the revered memory of Swami Vivekananda, whose birthday is being celebrated today [6 February 1921]. I have gone through his works very thoroughly, and after having gone through them, the love that I had for my country became a thousandfold. I ask you, young men, not to go away empty- handed without imbibing something of the spirit of the place where Swami Vivekananda lived and died.”

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

M. K. Gandhi was a great Indian Freedom Fighter, popularly known as ‘Bàpujã’—the Father of the Nation. Studied Law in London (1888-1891), practised in India (1893). Championed the cause of the blacks in South Africa (1893). Presided over the Indian National Congress (1925-1934). Author of Hind Swaràj (1909), The Story of My Experiments with Truth, etc.