Over the past one year, i was writing a weekly column in Prajavani Kannada daily titled Naa Kanda Vivekananda (Vivekananda as I saw him). It gave me an opportunity to share with the readers the life and times of Swamiji and the relevance of his messages to the present day world. The series ends today with this article: Yuvashaktige Sarala Sutra
Swami Vivekananda’s message to the Youth
About the Author: Dr. R Balasubramaniam
Dr. Ramaswami Balasubramaniam (Balu) is a development scholar, author, public policy advocate, leadership trainer and activist, known for his pioneering development work with rural and tribal people in Saragur of Heggadadevana kote taluk, near Mysore in Karnataka, India.He founded Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM), a development organization based in Saragur when he was 19. After spending 26 years in development work among rural and tribal people, he pursued academic degrees in leadership, organisational development and public policy. He was the Frank H T Rhodes Professor at Cornell University between 2012 to 2014, and continues to hold academic positions in other universities. His book I, the citizen is a compilation of narratives and reflections of a development activist and was released in 2015 by the Prime Minister's office. He is also the Chairman of Grassroots Research And Advocacy Movement (GRAAM)at Vivekananda Institute for Leadership Development, Mysore.