Vivekananda Rock Memorial (VRM)
To commemorate the historic meditation of Swami Vivekananda on the mid-sea rock at Kanyakumari on 25th, 26th and 27th December 1892, a magnificent memorial has been constructed. It was inaugurated in 1970 and has since become a point of National Convergence. Over the years, this concrete symbol of inspiration has drawn millions of pilgrims and provided them inspiration to serve the society.
As the Vivekananda Rock Memorial was taking shape, Shri Eknathji Ranade also envisaged a mission that would manifest the idea of Man-making and Nation-building. The result was the conception and formation of the Vivekananda Kendra as a spiritually oriented service mission, which reflected Swami Vivekananda's vision of glorious India in action. The Vivekananda Kendra is an eternal call for those youth who aspire to dedicate their life to serve the nation. It aims at national reconstruction through Man Making. To mould dedicated workers, the Kendra adopts a methodology unique to it by organising 'Yoga varga' (classes), 'Bal-samskar varga', 'Swadhyaya varga' and training camps.