National Youth Day – 12th January - Swami Vivekananda’s birthday National Youth Day is celebrated with the great joy and enthusiasm in India every year on 12th of January. It is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. It was first declared by the Government of India in the year 1984 to celebrate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda as the National Youth Day. Since then (1985), it is celebrated as the National Youth Day all over the country. Swami Vivekananda was a great person who always believed in the youth power to lead and nourish the historical culture of the country and carry some advancement required by the country to be developed.
- Please read the article on “Vivekananda’s legacy of universalism” published in THE HINDU by Sri K.N. Panikkar, who is a former Professor of History, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi