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National Youth Day 2021:

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    14th Jan, 2021

National Youth Day is observed every year on January 12 to honour the teachings and ideals of Swami Vivekananda.

About the Day

  • Since 1984, January 12 is observed as National Youth Day across the country. 
  • The day is marked all over India at schools and colleges, with processions, speeches, music, youth conventions, seminars, Yogasanas, presentations, competitions in essay-writing, recitations and sports every year.
  • Yuva Diwas is also celebrated to encourage the youth in the country to become a better person and achieve an honorable life contributing to the development of the country.
  • The theme for National youth day 2021 is YUVAAH – Utsah Naye Bharat Ka.

Swami Vivekananda

  • Born on January 12, 1863, in Kolkata, Swami Vivekananda was a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna and was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the western world.
  • Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission.
  • He pushed for national integration in colonial India, and his famous speech remains as the one that he gave in Chicago in 1893. 

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