Today's Peace Concert I am most lovingly and most devotedly offering to Swami Vivekananda. We are having the Peace Concert here at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. I am inspired to share with you the glowing tributes paid to Vivekananda by K.M. Munshi, the Founder of the Bhavan:
"Vivekananda practised in his life the twin objectives of salvation for oneself and the welfare of the world: //Atmanomokshaya// and //Jagadhitaryacha//. He was as much concerned with the betterment of the world as with individual liberation. All the pages of his immortal writings breathe this twin purpose, justifying his reputation as the patriot-saint of India. A pioneer of Indian renaissance, he raised our religion to a pedestal of worshipful dignity."

  1. VK 38. 16 September 1993, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, USA, New York, New York