Man is the basic thing and man-making is the fundamental work. Every kind of works from personal life to society depends on the quality of the concerned people, which is ruled by their character. Again character can also be built through practice. So we should not lose hope and try to do practice for improvement of our life.
An individual may, of course, attempt at man-making with himself or others. But, to make a serious attempt everywhere and not to leave it as casual endeavors of a few, an organized effort that will cover all parts of the country is essential. And that is the idea behind the Mahamandal.
The thoughts of Mahamandal on recent events and Current news of Mahamandal can be studied from its bilingual monthly bulletin (Vivek-Jivan) and quarterly Hindi bulletin (Vivek-Anjan).
Vivek-Jivan is the bilingual monthly bulletin of the Mahamandal, which is being published continuously for over 40 years. Each issue of Vivek-Jivan has two sections: one in English and the other in Bengali. Every year in January and July, special issues of Vivek-Jivan are published as Camp Number and Annual Number respectively (Price: Rs. 15.00 each). The other issues are small, eight-page bulletins (Price: Rs. 3.00 each).
A special commemorative volume of Vivek-Jivan was brought out in January 2013 on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda (Price: Rs. 50.00). This issue contains valuable articles on the ideas of Swami Vivekananda by senior monks of the Ramakrishna Order and other eminent persons.
Editorials of Vivek-Jivan deal with the ideas of the Mahamandal for applying Swami Vivekanandas teachings for social and national reconstruction in the present context. All relevant issues are discussed and solutions indicated. Answers given to the questions asked by young campers at different youth training camps of the Mahamandal come in the section, By Questioning (Pariprashnena in the Bengali section).
All persons interested in the movement may read Vivek-Jivan thoroughly and regularly for ideas as well as news.
The annual subscription for Vivek-Jivan is Rs. 50.00 only. Year starts from July. It may be collected by hand from the Mahamandal City Office or by post. No extra charges for postage.
Those who want to subscribe for Vivek-Jivan may send the subscription fees in cash to the City Office or by Money Order to the Registered Office. On the M.O. coupon please give your name, address, purpose of sending the money, etc. If you are an existing subscriber, please quote your Subscriber Number, which appears on the address flap when you get it by post.Online Reading : Vivek-Jivan archive
A Hindi organ of the Mahamandal, Vivek-Anjan is published as a quarterly from Jhumritelaiya, Jharkhand. Each copy is priced at Rs. 12.00, whereas the annual subscription is Rs. 40.00 only.
Contact address: ‘Tara Niketan, Bishunpur Road, P.O. Jhumritelaiya, Dist. Koderma, Jharkhand 825 409
One may also read some materials in Hindi from the blog dedicated for this purpose.Online Reading : please refer to Hindi Vivek-Jivan Blog.