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Inauguration du Vivekananda Memorial par le 1er Ministre de l'Inde

Both by his own influence and through the influence of Swami Vivekananda, the name Ramakrishna has become known outside India: for example Romain Rolland (Nobel prize for literature) published a biography of Ramakrishna in 1929 and the philosopher Henri Bergson referred to him in 1932 (in Chapter III of his work The two sources of morals and religion). Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore and Subas Chandra Bose, for their part, recognised in Swami Vivekananda one of the roots of their political awareness and destiny. Also the life and works of the English-language writers Aldous Huxley and Christopher Isherwood are connected with the Ramakrishna movement.

In 1998 the Indian government awarded the Gandhi Peace Prize to the Ramakrishna Movement for “its activity in favour of social wellbeing, tolerance and non-violence by coming to the assistance of disadvantaged peoples”.

In 2002 UNESCO assigned to the Ramakrishna Movement a particular mention at the handover of the Madanjeet Singh Prize.

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 November 2011