Swami Vivekananda’s ideas on India and his call to the youth of India are spread across his various talks, writings, interview and epistles. The core of his ideas was written in his letters to his disciples and brother disciples in India, and in the series of talks that he gave when he reached India. Here is a selection from his talks given at Colombo, Kumbhakonam, Madras (Chennai) and Lahore, which covers almost all the important ideas. This is intended to serve as an appetizer to help people get an overview and encourage to probe further
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Vision for the Development of Modern India

For a Modern India, Of the youth that he desired to create,
Of a young, dynamic and active state,
Of the vision he had for his motherland.  

Travelled far and wide did he, trying to rally the cause,
For a Modern India,
Free from ignorance and full with radiance because,
Of the ancient wisdom once lost, and to be regained again.  
Bright, Brilliant and Bedecked with knowledge,
So that even the mightiest nations would acknowledge.
For a Modern India,
That he believed would make us all proud of ourselves again.  

Where there was learning for all, free and fair,
Where every citizen for his country, did his fair share,
Of a country moving forward, but with past values, that was his vision,
For a Modern India.  

An India which had made a scientific leap,
But one where people did not forget, and never should,
Their great traditions, culture and value systems,
And on to whose everlasting glory, the world would,
Praises upon praises should heap.
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