First I approached all the leaders. Shri Raghunath Singh, M.P. from Banaras was a top man - top brass - in the Congress then. He was the Secretary of the Congress Parliamentary Party. I used to visit his house every other day and talk to him about what all happened. One day I broke this subject and said : "I think a petition should be addressed to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru". He said, "Yes. Mine will be the first signature". I said, "Very well". So on 23rd morning at six I went to his house with all the forms. He asked, "What made you come so early?"
I said. "That petition we are going to present to the Prime Minister. So your first signature. I have to start the work today".
"Oh! you have prepared everything. Time has come; Yes, Yes." And he put his signature. Mind you, he is the Secretary of the Congress Parliamentary Party and that first signature had the effect. When I showed that signature, immediately all Congress people signed saying, "Oh Shri Raghunath Singh has signed". In that Central Hall I collected 90 signatures within an hour. The signatures of all top Congressmen.
Get the right man, have regular contact, make one familiar with the idea that is in mind and then at opportune time, the person responds.
This is what has happened with others also. The cause of Swami Vivekananda gets response. Need is to have planned samparka.
Saturday 18 April 2015
|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||Mananeeya Eknathji narrates in the 'Story of Vivekananda Rock Memorial' various ways that he followed while getting signatures of the 323 Members of Parliament for the Appeal regarding Swami Vivekananda's Memorial at Kanyakumari that was to be submitted to the Prime Minister Sri Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Knowing it in his own words is really joyful. As he decided to obtain signatures of the MPs, he writes :