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Anna Hazare with Swami Vivekananda’s Book ; “Call to the Youth For Nation Building”

Posted by Suresh Limbachiya on 08/04/2011


The dream of India as a strong nation will not be realized without self-reliant, self-sufficient villages, this can be achieved only though social commitment and involvement of the common man.”

                                                                        Anna Hazare

Anna Hazare ( Kisan Baburao Hazare) as we all know is a community protester who has dedicated his life to the cause of domestic health of the nation. His fight is not only classified to defending the environment but extends to confronting the corruption, casteism, communalism, criminalization and illiteracy.

Born into a humble family on June 15, 1938 in Ahmadnagar district (in Maharashtra), circumstances forced him to take up a petty job, while still in the seventh grade. He then set up his own florists shop and later in April 1960 he appeared in the Army recruitment interviews and was selected. A turning point in his life was the narrow escape in a Pakistani air strike wherein all his colleagues died. Perhaps, this was indication from God of the great things he was yet to achieve.

He was deeply influenced by the ideology of Swami Vivekananda, whose book; “Call to the Youth For Nation Building” initiated him to social service. This desire to live beyond his narrow self interest later drove him to seek voluntary retirement from the Army in 1975 and come back to serve his own village.

Anna says, “You cannot expect a hungry man to live by principles“.

Anna rightly thought that Development is marred by corruption and started a new venture in 1991 called Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan Aandolan (BVJA) or public movement against corruption.In 2011, Anna Hazare led a movement for passing a stronger anti-corruption Lokpal bill in the Indian Parliament. As a part of this movement.


One Response to “Anna Hazare with Swami Vivekananda’s Book ; “Call to the Youth For Nation Building””

  1. NGO Mumbai said

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