Youth Leader: Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2022

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Youth Leader: Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2022

National Youth Day : Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2022

The Youth Motivational and  Patriotic saint Swami Vivekananda said, “We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care of what you think. Words are secondary; Thoughts live; they travel far.”

About  Swami Vivekananda 

Swami Vivekananda was born on January 12, 1863, in Calcutta. His real name was Narender Nath Dutt. His father’s name was Vishwanath Duttand, and his mother’s name was Bhuneshwari. He took higher education abroad and grew up and established the Ramakrishna mission through which he spread the propagation of Hinduism abroad.
On September 11, 1893, Vivekananda’s iconic speech in the World Parliament of Religion in Chicago in the US is still famous worldwide. In the speech, he highlighted Intolerance, religion, and the need to end all forms of fanaticism and dwelt at length on Hinduism and Indian culture and had drawn all-around praise. He highlighted the following points also.

1. He used the Sanskrit word “Vasudev kutumbhkam” to mean that the world is one family that was and should be our culture.
2. We need to treat everyone equally, irrespective of their caste, creed, and gender.
3. We should not lose our patience, politeness, and gratitude towards others. He explained this with an illustration :

Once upon a time, a scorpion was stinging a monk while taking a bath, but the saint kept on saving the scorpion, so someone asked why you are saving the scorpion again and again? Saint said that stinging is the action performed by a scorpion, but if anyone is drowning, it’s my culture. Then he said that if the scorpion is not relieving his action, how can the saint relieve his action?

Why is Yuva Diwas Celebrated on Swami Vivekananda Jayanti?

Yuva Diwas (National Youth Day: Swami Vivekananda Jayanti) is celebrated on January 12 to recognise his contribution to Indian Society. The day marks the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. This day is celebrated because Swami Ji was one of the most influential leaders of his time to influence the youth of India. He encouraged the youth to work hard and contribute to the overall development of their Country. He inspired youth with the following quotes “The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you; depend on no one. Only the moment you feel rejected all help you are freed.”

The government of India declared Swami Vivekanand’s birthday as National Youth day of India in 1985.  It is amazing to see how Swami Vivekananda consistently inspires many Indian youths even today.  He had also written many books to inspire the youth of the Country. Some books are Lectures from Colombia to  Almora, Karma Yoga, My master, Teachings of Swami Vivekananda, Meditation and its method.

Significance of National Youth Day: Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2022

The Significance of National Youth Day: Swami Vivekananda Jayanti  is that different states in India organise multiple events, each different from the others, and the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, also celebrates National Youth Day on a large scale. Followers of Vivekananda meditate, organise devotional programs, and offer evening prayers.

The Theme of National Youth Day: Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2022

The Theme of the national youth day changes  every year according to the Country’s recent relevance.  This year the theme is “It’s all in mind,” which is the key teaching of Vivekananda Ji.

Vivekananda’s idea of universal brotherhood, tolerance and harmony continues to liberate and touch the souls of millions. The vision of new India resonates around his life, work and teaching.


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This article was written by Abha Khanna, intern @ The Writers Community.  

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Author Since: December 16, 2021