The power of Swami Vivekananda’s ideas in catalyzing individual & collective change
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Honorary Doctorate, D Litt. (Honoris Causa) conferred to Mr. Srinivas Venkatram

by Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational & Research Institute, in recognition & honor of his monumental research work on Swami Vivekananda's life-giving ideas in the practical field

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Kindle Book: Unleashing a nation bound from within – the enablement challenge

An outline of Swami Vivekananda’s human transformation agenda as Illumine sees it.

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Kindle Books: Gateways to Vivekananda Series

A set of short reads that dive deep into specific messages of Swami Vivekananda on personality development, leadership, and national regeneration.

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A series of articles exploring Vedanta in the light of contemporary society

Learning to contribute – an approach to Karma Yoga (2015)

How can the high and seemingly unattainable ideal of Karma Yoga (unselfish work) presented by Swami Vivekananda be practically lived in the context of our lives? In this paper, Srinivas sees the 'Contributor Ideal' as a bridge stage in the journey.

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'Teaching' to 'Enabling Assimilation' (2010)

In this paper published in the Prabuddha Bharata, Srinivas offers an educational model to integrate the man-making ideal into contemporary schooling. Enabling teachers go beyond 'transmission of knowledge' to 'enabling assimilation of knowledge' will help students effectively leverage the knowledge to develop the capacity to transform themselves and their responses to life situations.

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Applying Swami Vivekananda's ideas for awakening the potential of individuals & collectives

In this talk at the Gandhi Hall, London, Srinivas shares the areas where Illumine has translated Swami Vivekananda's ideas into action.

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How to create 'citizen bankers'

BBC Radio 4 Interview by Emily Buchanan. She tweets: State Bank of India used spirituality to motivate 200,000 workers for dramatic economic turnaround. Fascinating interview with Srinivas Venkatram of Illumine for @bbcr4sunday

BBC Radio 4 Podcast min. 28.57 onward [5 min.]

Educating the new generations for a changing world

Srinivas shares Illumine's work in enabling individuals to awaken to the infinite possibilities that exist within them through the Awakened Citizen Program being conducted in India. Talk at the Positive Economy Forum, San Patrignano.

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