P. Janardhan Raju
Born in Kuppam in Chittor District of Andhra Pradesh, Janardhan Raju was drawn towards the spiritual path after graduation. He studied Puranas, Bhagavat Geeta, Spiritual Vocal Music at Sandeepany Gurukul, Mumbai. Janardhan Raju chose to practice Brahmacharya and established various organizations like Yuva Bharathi, Seva Bharathi, Pragna Bharathi and Youth for Seva and has been relentlessly touring Andhra Pradesh to interact with the youth and inspire them to be positive and productive for themselves and to the society as a whole.
Swami Vivekanandaji’s Vision – Yuva Bharath (Young India) Mission
Students of GITAM Institute of Medical Science and Research
Janardhan Raju in his highly motivational deliberation unfolded how Swami Vivekananda influenced the then perception of Bharath in the view of the entire world; from an uncivilized, undeveloped, unformed and unorganized nation – to a country of knowledge of eternity , spiritual bliss and the only hope of universal of harmony. Janardhan Raju observed that Swami Vivekananda's life before and after the Chicago Conference has been different. A third phase of Vivekananda's life included his return to India and service to his mother land.
Swami Vivekananda visualized his life mission only after he swam to a small island at Kanyakumari and meditated for three days and three nights. He took donations to travel to world religions conference only to learn that it was postponed. Vivekananda without a known person in Chicago suffered all the hardships without food and shelter, sleeping in the empty train wagons. He was rescued by a generous local lady who found him unconscious. Though he was offered all the comforts of food and bedding he denied thinking of the suffering of his fellow countrymen who did not have enough to eat three times a day and proper shelter to rest. The empathy of Vivekananda was so deep towards his country that in spite of all these hardships, he pronounced that he comes from a place where Vedas were recited, where women and cows were worshiped, where, not only humans but also all other forms of life are considered to have originated from God and where other forms of worship were respected.