Sri. Eknath Ranade, founder, Vivekananda Kendra:
"An aggregate or a congregation of men does not make a nation, nor do the geographical area and duration of time quality a society to be known as a nation. A government formed on such a basis can be called a state, but not a nation. All the constituents strive collectively for something noble."
"Service with a spiritual orientation results in man-making which is invariably and inseparably connected with nation-building. It is the core of all our thoughts behind this organization [Vivekananda Kendra]"