"Mass illiteracy is the root cause behind backwardness of India. If we want speedy progress of nation we need to root it out as early as possible.”
– Swami Keshvanand
Swami Keshvanand, an orphan, illiterate, nomadic man who never received formal education, was the founder of more than 300 schools, 50 hostels and innumerable libraries, social service centers and museums.Swami Keshvanand had a deep understanding of the rural society of the desert region .He had explained the peculiarities of the desert region, identified the problems and suggested appropriate and logical solutions. It was Swami Keshvanand’s lifelong endeavour to eradicate social evils like untouchability, illiteracy, child marriage, indebtedness, poverty, backwardness, alcohol abuse, moral dissipation etc.