|Formation||7 January 1972|
|Headquarters||Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India|
Vivekananda Kendra is a Hindu nationalist social service and "nation-building" organisation, claiming to represent the heritage of Swami Vivekananda. the organisation is based near the Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanyakumari.
The organisation was founded on 7 January 1972 by Eknath Ranade, a senior pracharak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Its current[when?] president is A. Balakrishnan.
The organisation has constructed a solid waste management and bio-gas plant in Mahabalipuram.
Vivekananda Kendra received the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2015 for its contribution to rural development, education and development of natural resources.