Eminent educationist Mukul Kanitkar, is the National Organizing Secretary of Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal, an academic organization. As a full-timer at Vivekananda K endra for twenty-two years, he has held many responsibilities and is the founder secretary of Vivekananda International Foundation. Author of ten books and 2,760 articles in Hindi, English and Marathi, he is considered an authority on Vivekananda, better known as a motivator, orator and a youth icon.
Swami Vivekananda remains an icon for all time, especially for the youth. He touched the lives of numerous personalities across the globe, including physicists like Nikola Tesla and J.C. Bose; and entrepreneurs like Rockefeller and J.R.D Tata. His famous Chicago address at the Parliament of Religions in 1893 is considered the turning point in the revival of Hindu pride at a universal level. His speeches and writings cover a vast range of topics?from science to spirituality, from technology to casteism, from Yoga to Vedanta. In a short lifespan of thirty-nine years, he triggered national resurgence in all walks of life.