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National Youth Day 2022: Birthday of Swami Vivekananda today, PM Modi paid tribute

National Youth Day 2022: In 1984, the Government of India declared January 12, the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, as the National Youth Day to honor one of India’s greatest philosophical and spiritual leaders, Vivekananda and his legacy. This day is being celebrated since 12 January 1985. Taking to social media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that I pay tribute to the great Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary. His life was dedicated to the cause of national upliftment. He has inspired many youths to work towards nation building. Let us keep working together. To fulfill their dreams for our country. ( Swami Vivekananda birth anniversary)

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Life and Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda

Born as Narendranath Datta on January 12, 1863 in Kolkata, West Bengal, Swami Vivekananda was inclined towards spirituality from his childhood. He was a chief disciple of the 19th century mystic and yogi Ramakrishna Paramhansa and founded the Ramakrishna Math in Kolkata. The revival of modern Hinduism and inspiring nationalist consciousness during colonial rule are considered to be the major achievements of Swami Vivekananda and his 1893 speech in Chicago was instrumental in bringing Hinduism on the global map, introducing it to the Western world. Swami Vivekananda died on 4 July 1902.

Events to mark the birth anniversary of Vivekananda

According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the festival aims to shape the minds of the youth of India and transform them into a united force for nation building. On the occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 25th National Youth Festival in Puducherry on Wednesday through video conferencing. Touted as one of the largest exercises in social integration and intellectual and cultural integration, it aims to bring together the diverse cultures of India and integrate them into a unified thread of ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’. This year, in view of the emerging COVID situation, the festival has been scheduled to be held virtually from January 12-13. The inauguration will be followed by a National Youth Summit in which there will be panel discussions on the four identified topics.

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In line with youth-led development and motivating youth to address emerging issues and challenges, topics will include environment, climate and SDG-led growth. technology, entrepreneurship and innovation; indigenous and ancient knowledge; and national character, nation building and swadeshi. Recorded video capsules of Puducherry, Auroville, Immersive City Experience, indigenous sports games and folk dances etc. will be shown to the participants during the festival. After the live performance in the evening, there will be open discussions with Olympians and Paralympians. A virtual yoga session will be organized in the morning. In addition, with an aim to popularize the essence of the teachings of Swami Vivekananda among the youth, the BJP youth wing is organizing a nationwide essay competition.

People of 35 years of age can participate in the event ( Swami Vivekananda birth anniversary)

Participants have the option to write essays in English, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Assamese, Punjabi, Oriya or Gujarati. People up to the age of 35 can participate in this event. The last date for online submission is January 20 and the results will be declared on January 23. Continuing its glorious tradition of remembering the true sons of the country, a National Essay Writing Competition is being organized by BJYM on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. This program has been started in the memory of Swamiji and to popularize the essence of his teachings. ( Swami Vivekananda birth anniversary)

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