Service to mankind is worship of God
Launched with the feeling of ?service to man kind is service to God?, Keshavdham, a gigantic project started by several enthusiastic and patriotic people in Vrindavan, was formally inaugurated by Swami Karshni Gurusharnanand Maharaj and RSS Sarsanghchalak, K.S. Sudarshan on September 21. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Shri Sudarshan said that the focus of development should be the villages. He said that the Keshavdham would prove a model for the development through Indian methods and that the Indian philosophy provided solution to all our problems. Citing the declaration of Swami Vivekananda in Chicago, he said that India would definitely become a Super Power by the year 2011. Swami Gurusharnanad said that the services to be provided through Keshavdham, would indeed be service to God. The foundation stone for the project was laid on November 17, 1997 by the then Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Kalyan Singh. Apart from Shri Kalyan Singh and Shri Rajnath Singh, Uttar Kshetra Pracharak, Dinesh Chandra, Brij Prant Sanghchalak, Dr Avadesh Pratap Singh and president, Keshavdham Samiti, Major (retd) Brijpal Sharma were also present at the function.
Keshavdham will provide a number of services. Shri Sudarshan inaugurated five major projects that include Keshav Vanvasi hostel, Sevavrati Vridhjan Aavas, Nature Care and Yoga Institute, Saraswati Shishu Mandir and an agriculture project. At the moment 53 Vanvasi students from north-eastern states are studying at the Vanvasi hostel that provides them free educational facilities in different educational institutions. The Sewavrati Vridhjan Aawas is the residence of those veteran Pracharaks who dedicated their whole life to the society. The Saraswati Shishu Mandir has been started to provide good and healthy education to the local children. The Nature Care and Yoga Institute has started providing treatment through natural methods. The agriculture project has initiated its programmes by providing advance technological know-how to farmers. The proposed projects include Veda Vigyan Research Centre, Krishnakatha Training Centre, Vrinda (Tulasi) Vatika, library, water management, Yatri Niwas, Keshav Auditorium, etc.