National Youth Day

National Youth Day
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National Youth Day is praised in India on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda which falls on 12 January In the year 1984, the Government of India pronounced the day as the National Youth Day and since 1985 the occasion is commended in India consistently

National Youth Day is praised in India on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda which falls on 12 January. In the year 1984, the Government of India pronounced the day as the National Youth Day and since 1985 the occasion is commended in India consistently.

The National Youth Day is observed all over India at schools and universities, with parades, talks, recitations, music programmes, yoga asanas, introductions, rivalries in exposition composing, recitations and games.

Swami Vivekananda's addresses and works, driving motivation from Indian profound convention and the wide standpoint of his Master Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa, are the wellspring of motivation and have roused pious youth associations, consider circles and administration ventures including the youth.

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose once said, "Swamiji harmonized the East and the West, religion and science, past and present. And that is why he is great. Our countrymen have gained unprecedented self-respect, self-reliance and self-assertion from his teachings."

Swami Vivekananda was successful in building a virtual bridge between the culture of East and the West. He interpreted the Hindu scriptures, philosophy and the way of life to the Western people.

He made them realize that in spite of poverty and backwardness, India had a great contribution to make to world culture. He played an important role in ending India's cultural isolation from the rest of the world.

About Swami Vivekananda

Date of Birth: January 12, 1863

Place of Birth: Calcutta, Bengal Presidency (Now Kolkata in West Bengal)

Parents: Vishwanath Dutta (Father) and Bhuvaneshwari Devi (Mother)

Education: Calcutta Metropolitan School; Presidency College, Calcutta

Institutions: Ramakrishna Math; Ramakrishna Mission; Vedanta Society of New York

Religious Views: Hinduism

Philosophy: Advaita Vedanta

Publications: Karma Yoga (1896); Raja Yoga (1896); Lectures from Colombo to Almora (1897); My Master (1901)

Death: July 4, 1902

Place of Death: Belur Math, Belur, Bengal

Memorial: Belur Math, Belur, West Bengal

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