Swamiji had awakened our sleeping nation. Many in this country have been inspired by his message and have come forward to serve the motherland. Fraternity of all Indians, big and small, was emphatically preached by him. He invoked us to lead an austere and modest life to become one with the poor – to become their trusted brother. He wanted to see each of us a hero like Mahavira or Arjuna and goaded us to devote ourselves to work and worship at the same time. That we should never waver to go to war if necessary was his wish. A number of our great national leaders have led their lives after the ideal of Swamiji and have served God and the country concurrently. As such, an indomitable power was roused in them. Having been inspired by Swamiji and the Bhagabat Gita many had laid down their lives happily for their motherland.
India is free today. There has been some development since independence. But many are left unachieved. Swamiji’s blessing will be with you when you will grow up and take up those unfinished work.
To pay proper homage to Swamiji is to lead the life according to his teaching. He had stressed, “Divinity is latent within you. All the power is in you”. Never forget that. While you should do well in your studies, you must also give your attention to proper building of your body and mind that your heart may always crave for doing good to others. As you grow, let all of you become great in all aspects of life. That will make Swamiji happy and bring well-being to you as well as the world.