K. N. Govindacharya was born in the holy city of Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. His father Shri Nil Meghacharya moved to Varanasi as a lecturer in Sanskrit University when child Govindacharya was of very tender age. Child K.N. Govindacharya started his academic pursuit in Varanasi. He completed his M.sc. from Banaras Hindu University in 1962. As a student in Various stages, Mr. K.N. Govindacharya was very active and closely associated with Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh. He became a full fledged RSS Pracharak in 1965.
1974 was a turning point in the history of Indian politics when Shri Jayaprakash Narayan gave the call of Sampurna Kranti (Total Revolution). Shri K.N. Govindacharya played a crucial role in the movement , popularly called as JP movement . At that time he was working in Bihar as Sangh Pracharak. After JP movement he was asked by Sangh leadership to work in Akhil Bhartitya Vidyarthi Parishad, a student wing of RSS. In 1988 RSS sent him to work in Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). He gave his services to the Party till the year 2000.
During his tenure as General Secretary, BJP acquired the status of a ntional Party. He was considered chief ideologue for Bharatiya Janata Party and the brain behind several successful campaigns including Ram Janmbhumi Movement. Legendry Rath Yatra was conceived by shri Govindacharyaji which was undertaken by Shri LK Advani. Shri LK Advani owes a lot to Shri KN Govindacharya. He was the chief architect of the party in mid- 90’s and was responsible for the social engineering philosophy. He stands for Equal Opportunities. He promoted and pioneered Swadeshi and Hindutva Revival.
Govindacharyaji is a walking University on several issues. He forsaw the disastrous impact of Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) negotiations and the prospects of World Trade Organization (WTO). His vision for India did not fit India joining the WTO in mid 1990s. It was very much agonizing for him when he found that not only BJP, but all the mainstream political parties are more than willing to follow the dictates of the WTO without caring for its implications. In this background Shri K.N. Govindacharya decided to take “study leave” from the active politics in September, 2000 . He devoted himself to the Study for 2 years on the impact of globalisation on polity, society, economy and culture in India.
In course of his study, Shri K.N. Govindacharya realised that in the Indian context State alone can not be the decisive force. Here social capital and cultural practices play far more important role even in economic development of the country. Today Shri K.N. Govindacharya believes that challenges before the nation have to be confronted on three fronts – creative, intellectual and agitational. Therefore, he founded three organizations to fight on these three fronts.
*Bharat Vikas Sangam : This is working for needed model of economic development directed towards swadeshi and decentralisation.
*Kautilya Shodh Sansthan: This is a research organisation working in the civilisational context of Bharat.
*Rashtriya Swabhiman Andolan : This organisation opposes the anti people and anti nature policies of the governments without having any political aspiration of its own.
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