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India celebrates National Youth Day on 155th birthday of Swami Vivekananda today

India celebrates National Youth Day on 155th birthday of Swami Vivekananda today
Written by Pallavi Parmar

National Youth Day is observed in India every year on 12th January on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. In 1984, it was first declared as the National Youth Day to celebrate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda by the government of India declared the day as the National Youth Day to celebrate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. And since 1985, it is started observing as the National Youth Day across India. It is an enthusiastic and auspicious day for youth. On this day Indian youth, as well as everyone, celebrate Swami Vivekananda birthday and commemorate their tributes to Swamiji. Every school celebrates this day by organising essay competition and events for children.

Today is 155th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda who was born in 1863 on 12th January. He was born in the Pausha Krishna Saptami Tithi. He was Indian monk and the chief disciple of the 19th century’s Indian mystic Ramakrishna. He plays an important role in introducing Indian philosophies of Yoga and Vedanta to the western world. Also, he was credited to accelerate raising interfaith awareness and bringing Hinduism. He had also founded Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission. Therefore India celebrates his birth anniversary with a lot of joy and excitement. On the eve of his birthday, people performed meditation, devotional songs, religious speech and mangal Aarti.

Thus, on the eve of Swami Vivekananda and National Youth day, Twitterati, as well as well known ministers, overflowed on Twitter with their tributes to Swamiji. Everyone is paying tributes to greatest youth icon, saint, philosopher and truly inspirational leader on the social media. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter “I bow to Swami Vivekananda on his Jayanti. Today, on National Youth Day I salute the indomitable energy and enthusiasm of our youngsters, who are the builders of New India.” Also, the Sudarsan creates a sand sculpture of SwamiVivekanand with Youth power message and to unite for New India” at Puri beach.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.

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