According to the Indian Almanac, he was born on January 12, 1863. A spiritual thinker, Vivekananda believed youth plays a pivotal role in the process of nation-building.
In 1984, the government of India decided to celebrate January 12 as the ‘National Youth Day’ to honor the ideals and philosophies of Vivekananda. Announcing the same, government of India said, “the philosophy of Swami and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth Day.”
On Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary, let’s check out some inspirational quotes by him.
“The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them.”
“Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.”
Take risks in your life. If you win, you can lead, if you lose, you can guide
“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.”
“All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind because oneness is the secret of everything.”
“Condemn none; if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot fold your hands, bless your brothers and let them go their own way.”
“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 reject all help are you freed.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 24th National Youth Festival is being held in virtual mode. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘YUVAAH – Utsah Naye Bharat Ka’ which suggests, the youth bring alive the celebration of New India.