National Youth Day, also known as Vivekananda Jayanti or Youth Day, is celebrated on 12. It is the birth anniversary of a great Indian saint, spiritual leader, and philosopher, Swami Vivekananda. The motivational speaker was born on January 12, 1863, in an aristocratic Bengali family. Swami Vivekananda is seen as an inspirational figure for the youth of the country.
He is known throughout the world for promoting the philosophy of Vedanta and yoga. He was a disciple of the mystic Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.
On September 11, 1983, Swami Vivekananda spoke at the Art Institute of Chicago as part of the World’s Columbian Exposition. In his speech, he talked about the humanistic values of Hinduism. Impressed by his speech, the audience gave him a standing ovation for two minutes.
National Youth Day was first celebrated by the Government of India in 1984. The main objective of celebrating this occasion is to inspire the youth to follow the right path, promote national unity, and spread the ideology of Swami Vivekananda. The main goal of the government is to give a better future to the country by encouraging the youth through the lifestyle and thoughts of Swami Vivekananda.
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His monastic former name was Narendranath Dutt. He founded two magazines named Prabuddha Bharat in English and Udbodhan in Bengali. Swami Vivekananda traveled across India for five years, from 1888 to 1893. He founded the Vedanta Society of New York in November 1894. He founded the Ramakrishna Mission, a charitable institution, on May 1, 1897. In 1879, he became the only student to score first-division marks in the Presidency College entrance examination. It is believed that Swami Vivekananda had predicted his death, as he had mentioned that he would not live more than 40 years.
He died unexpectedly when he was 39 years and five months old. The cause of death is believed to be the rupture of a blood vessel in his brain. He was trained in Indian classical music.
Quotes By Swami Vivekananda
“Arise, awake, and stop not until the goal is reached.”
“In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.”
“Take risks in your life. If you win, you may lead; if you lose, you may guide.”
“The greatest religion is to be true to your nature. Have faith in yourselves.”
“You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.”
“All power is within you; you can do anything and everything. Believe in that.”
“The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him—that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.”
“The only test of good things is that they make us strong.”
“Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our hearts and every living being?”
“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.”
“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, and none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your soul.”
“Learn everything good from others, but bring it in, and in your way absorb it; do not become others.”
“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 more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them.”
“Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to God, and say utterly, ‘Thy will be done.’ We only dream of this bondage. Wake up and let it go.”