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National Youth Day 2021: Remembering Swami Vivekananda On His Birth Anniversary
Every year Swami Vivekananda's birth date is celebrated as National Youth Day.
Government of India in the year 1984, declared Swami Vivekananda birthday as National Youth Day
New Delhi: January 12 marks the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, person who is credited with enlightening the world about Hinduism. He pushed for national integration in colonial India, and his famous speech remains as the one that he gave in Chicago in 1893.
To honour his contributions to the country, the government of India in the year 1984, declared his birthday as National Youth Day.
He focussed immensely on the potential growth of the youth. With education and peace, he won the world and taught the youth to get out of their comfort zones and achieve absolutely anything they desire. His incredible understanding and knowledge of philosophy, religion, literature, Vedas, Puranas, Upanishads, and still motivates the youth.
Vivekananda became a celebrity in America and for three years he spread the Vedanta philosophy and religion in America and England. He returned to India to found the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission.
Every year, several seminars, workshops and events take place on National Youth Day which aim to discuss the lectures, thoughts and writings of Swami Vivekananda. Several competitions on essay writing, debates and poetry also mark the day. Vivekananda’s birthday is also celebrated at Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission. Mangal aarti, devotional songs, meditation, recital of Vivekananda’s teachings, and Sandhya aarti are performed at the Ramakrishna Math to mark the occasion.
On this Big day, Famous International Sand Artist & Padma Shri Awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik, created beautiful Sand Art to give tribute. He shared picture on twitter, captioning it as, On the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda :My SandArt with message "Youth Call for Newindia” at Puri beach in Odisha.
Vivekananda died unexpectedly on July 4th,1902 at the age of 39, fulfilling his prophecy that he would not live to reach 40.