AN APPEAL TO YOUNG MEN
We appeal to all thinking young men, who have faith in the leadership of Swami Vivekananda, who want to make the best use of their life-energy and dedicate themselves to raise the masses of India, to come forward and join the youth movement of the Mahamandal.
The young men who join the Mahamandal get complete training for all-round development of their physique, power of mental concentration, intelligence, and feeling for others. They become equipped with right ideas and acquire character qualities as well as leadership skills.
However, for us, self development is not only for ourselves. The more we grow into proper men, the more we feel for others. The condition of the common people of India is so miserable, that India ranks 134 among 187 countries on the scale of Human Development Index, according to the UNDP (2011). The Global Hunger Index ranking is 67 among 81 poor countries of the world - even after 64 years of Independence.
It depends wholly on the young people of India to bring about a change for the better. And that requires a serious, organized effort throughout the country.
'This is the time to decide your future - while you posses the energy of youth, not when you are worn out and jaded, but in the freshness and vigour of youth.... rouse yourselves, therefor, for life is short.'