12th January celebrated as the National Youth Day every year in order to honor the birthday of Swami Vivekananda who was born in 1863 in Kolkata.
Swami Vivekananda is remembered as India’s most acclaimed philosopher and a scholar who developed the world with his deep thoughts. His work was very ethical and was very vociferous about the significance of youth for making a better nation in the future. He always emphasizes the growth of the youth as the youth is the future for the development of the nation.
From his childhood, Swami Vivekananda converged immensely on controlling the potential of the youth. With his knowledge and education, he taught the youth to believe in themselves and work for the betterment of the nation. He even promoted the importance of education for the empowerment of people in their betterment. Swami Vivekananda has immense knowledge about philosophy, religion, literature, Vedas, Puranas, and Upanishads.
Department of Sports and Youth Services celebrated this occasion at Kalinga Stadium where Tusharkanti Behera, Sports & Youth Services Minister, along with Department Secretary Vishal Dev and other officials addressed youths and sportspersons of the State and urged them to draw motivation from his ideals and principles.
Swami Atmapravananda Maharaj, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission, and Math, also visited the event. The eminent personalities also shared their vision and philosophy of Swami Vivekananda with youths. Even for this occasion, a blood donation camp was also organized by the Department at Biju Yuva Kalyan Bhavan. In 1984 the Government of India decided to celebrate Swami Vivekananda’s birthday as National Youth Day. The Government also recited that the knowledge and ideals of Swamiji could be a great reference of inspiration for the Indian Youth Day.
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