The day was 11th September, 1893. A young indian youth drapped with saffron robes was standing on the podium of World Religion Conference in Chicago, said “Sisters and Brothers of America” bringing a thunderous applause from the audience. Swami Vivekananda’s iconic speech at the World Religion Conference in Chicago is remembered by one and all. The speech, that day, was full of wisdom.
National Youth Day is celebrated every year on January 12th in India to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, one of the most renowned philosophers and thinkers India has ever produced.
Swami Vivekananda was a social reformer who recognized the youth’s potential to help build the country. He was a monk and a heartened disciple of Ramakrishna, who inspired millions of people worldwide with his morals and magnetic aura.
Swami Vivekananda believed that the youth of India had the potential to transform the country and worked tirelessly to empower them. His teachings and philosophy have been instrumental in shaping the youth of India. He established the Ramakrishna Mission, which aimed to provide education and healthcare to the underprivileged youth of India.
He believed that the youth of India should be self-reliant, confident, and fearless. He also emphasized on the importance of education and urged the youth to be curious and inquisitive.
Swami Vivekananda’s teachings have inspired many young people to take up social work and contribute to the betterment of society. He believed that the youth of India had the potential to transform the country and worked tirelessly to empower them.
Swami Vivekananda’s teachings have been a source of inspiration for many young people in India and around the world. His message of selflessness, compassion, and service to humanity continues to inspire millions of people worldwide.
The Government of India declared this day as National Youth Day in 1984 to celebrate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, who is arguably the most inspiring person for the younger generation.