A Creative Movement for Moral, Intellectual and Cultural
Awakening of the Future Leaders of the Nation
As spring is the most vibrant and verdant amongst the seasons, so is youth in the changing phases of life - a fountainhead of joy, enthusiasm, valour and courage. Self-disciplined youth committed to noble ideals are a source of infinite energy leading to ever higher progress and prosperity. History bears testimony to the fact that youth have always established new benchmarks with their wisdom, courage, indomitable energy and strong willpower - be it the domain of materialism or spirituality. Indeed, whatever bright chapters are found in the history of the world, they have been written by the youth.
It is the youthful divine urge of Ekoham bahusyam that created the whole cosmos. The youthfulness of Nature is expressed in the form of its beauty. The youth, Ram, painfully moved by the cultural degradation of his time vowed–'Nishichar heen karahu mahi' (meaning: I vow to eliminate all evil traits from the face of the earth). When the youthful message of the Geeta aroused from within the youthfulness of Partha, the latter won the great war of Mahabharat. The youthfulness of human compassion transformed prince Siddhartha into The Buddha. The youthfulness of Guru Gobind Singh became a challenge for the tyrants. When youth get surcharged by Tapa (penance), they become Bhagwan Mahavir, Swami Dayanand, Swami Vivekanand, Swami Ramteerth, etc. It is the youthfulness of the martyrs which broke the chains of slavery of Mother India. The youthfulness of Param Poojya Gurudev Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya and Vandaniya Mataji laid the foundation of Gayatri Mission – committed to ushering of the New Golden Era. Youth is the passionate urge to grow both in matters mundane as well as spiritual.
Unfortunately, at present we are passing through a dark period of cultural debauchery. Materialistic consumerism and self-indulgence are on their climax; and directionlessness, evil tendencies and lack of creativity are making our young generation hollow from within. Over and above that unemployment, drug abuse, and western style of living are draining off their energies. In such a dismal situation, it becomes essential to acquaint the youth of our nation with our cultural heritage and make them realize the true purpose of their lives. What is needed for a bright future in the twenty-first century – is the total transformation of the present way of life – from crass materialism to life – affirming spirituality.
In order to organize the youth into the nation's enlightened power, Shantikunj has initiated a nation-wide 'Youth Movement'.
The spiritual acumen and enlightened wisdom of seer-sage Pandit Shriram
Sharma Acharya had a reach into the deepest depth of human mind and
emotional core. He could feel the agony of the masses through heart.
He could therefore identify the root cause of the ailing state of
the world today as â€“ the crisis of faith....