Saturday, 6 June 2015

Work in NE

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji thus places before us the need of the Vivekananda Kendra and that was specifically due to his inborn or developed, whatever one can say, the systematic bent of mind. He could see, feel what was happening in the society. The cause of downfall of the society which he had learned from Swami Vivekananda and what came in front of him while working in the society was getting implemented through the Vivekananda Kendra.
When Ekanthji had gone to North East, similar aspect came in front of him. In 'Eknathji', it is written :
In 1950, there was a very devastating earthquake in the North-East, due to which Brahmaputra and her tributaries changed their course swallowing many towns and villages. Eknathji had toured that area extensively as Pranta Pracharak of Poorvanchal. He had seen the simplicity of the people and the rich diversityof North-East. He realised that in the days to come the antinational forces might try to exploit this situation and cause lot of trouble. Very extensive work was needed by many organisations. Due to the inner line permit restrictions in Arunachal Pradesh and also the anti-conversion bill, no religious organisation was allowed to work there. The Christian missionary organisations therefore opened schools on the borders of NEFA as Arunachal Pradesh was known in those days. They would take the students from Arunachal, convert them, and send back. The rich culture in Arunachal was thus threatened. The Hindu organisations like RSS wanted to contain it. But these were considered as religious organisations and were not allowed.

Therefore, when Vivekananda Kendra was started as a spiritually oriented service mission, Eknathji felt it could have easy entry into Arunachal Pradesh to serve the people. After the training was over the Shiksharthis were to be posted in different parts of the country. Eknathji planned to deploy the first batch of trained Jeevanvratis in Arunachal Pradesh and the whole of North-East extensively. Even Destiny seemed to have willed the same way. Or rather, the thinking of Eknathji was in tune with the Divine plan as he was an instrument in the hands of the Divine.