National Youth Day (Youth Day or Swami Vivekananda Birthday) is celebrated every year on 12 January in India with full enthusiasm and joy. It is celebrated to remember the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, the creator of modern India. It was first declared by the Indian government in the year 1984 to celebrate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda as the National Youth Day. Since then (1985), it has started celebrating as National Youth Day across the country.
youth day 2021
This year National Youth Day (birthday of Swami Vivekananda) was celebrated in India on 12 January 2021, Tuesday.
National Youth Day 2019 Special
On the occasion of National Youth Day, various programs were organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra on 15 January at Government Tulsi Mahavidyalaya Anuppur. During this many colorful programs including speech competition, essay writing were organized.
Swami Vivekananda’s statue unveiled in Jharkhand on National Youth Day
A 33 feet tall statue of Swami Vivekananda was unveiled in the big pond on the occasion of Youth Day program in Ranchi, Jharkhand. More than 17 crores have been spent to make this statue made of bronze. Talking in this regard, the State Chief Minister Raghuvar Das said that Swami Vivekananda Sarovar would become an ideological tourist destination of Jharkhand. Its main purpose would be to spread the ideas of Swami Vivekananda to the people.
was staged. During this, District Youth Coordinator Dr. R.R. Singh provided information to the people about the importance of National Youth Day and also appealed to the youth to increase their participation in national development.
National Youth Week will be organized this year
This year, on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda Jayanti, National Youth Week programs will be celebrated in different districts from January 12 to January 19. During this, various types of programs will be organized throughout the week, under this programs like Shramdan program, sports competition, professional skill program, Chetna Diwas etc. will be organized. These programs will be organized on different days of National Youth Week.
History of National Youth Day
It is well known that on January 12, the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda was declared by the Government of India to celebrate the National Youth Day every year. This decision was taken by the Indian government to inspire all the youth of the country towards the philosophy and ideals of Swami Vivekananda. It was decided to celebrate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda as National Youth Day to fulfill the goal of improving the future of the country by encouraging the youth through the thoughts and lifestyle of Swami Vivekananda.
The main goal of celebrating it is to spread the importance of ideals and thoughts of Swami Vivekananda among the youth of India. This is a great way to awaken the infinite energy of the youth along with their big efforts to make India a developed country.
national youth day celebration
Swami Vivekananda was born on 12 January in the year 1863 on Paush Krishna Saptami Tithi. The birthday of Swami Vivekananda is celebrated every year at the centers of Ramakrishna Mission, Ramakrishna Math and many of their branch centers according to Indian culture and tradition.
Activities on National Youth Day
National Youth Day (Youth Day or Swami Vivekananda) by youth in all schools, colleges through sports, seminars, essay-writing, competitions, presentations, yogasanas, conferences, singing, music, lectures, speeches on Swami Vivekananda, parades etc. birthday) is celebrated. Lectures and writings related to the thoughts of Swami Vivekananda are also done by the students to inspire the Indian youth.
To encourage their inner soul, to promote trust, lifestyle, art, education among the youth, various other programs are also performed by people participating in programs from outside the country as well as all over India.
In Uttar Pradesh, a two-day program is organized by Mission Bhartiyam for all age groups. The program consists of dozens of activities and is known as Basti Yuva Mahotsav. Government, non-profit organizations as well as corporate groups celebrate this day in their own way.
The program begins at dawn with the worship of the holy mother Sri Sharada Devi, Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda and Swami Ramakrishnananda. A big homa (havan) is performed by the devotees and worshipers after the puja. After that devotees offer flowers and perform aarti of Swami Vivekananda. And finally Prasad is distributed.
Why is National Youth Day celebrated?
The thoughts, philosophy and teachings of Swami Vivekananda are great cultural and traditional assets of India. Youth is an important part of the country, which takes the country forward, that is why the youth are first chosen by the ideals and ideas of Swami Vivekananda. Therefore, to inspire and promote the honorable youth of India, it was started to celebrate National Youth Day every year. To celebrate the event with enthusiasm, the school and college are furnished in an interesting manner.
Swami Vivekananda was a great man who always believed in youth power to build and lead the historical tradition of the country and believed that some progress is needed by the country to develop.
youth day theme
- The theme of 2011 was “India First”.
- The theme of 2012 was “Celebrating Unity in Diversity”.
- The theme of 2013 was “Awareness of Youth Power”.
- The theme of 2014 was “Youth for a Drug Free World”.
- The theme of 2015 was “Young Manch and Youth for Clean, Green and Progressive India”. “(Its slogan was, ‘Humse Hai Nayi Aayush’)”.
- The theme of 2016 is “Indian Youth for Growth, Skills and Harmony”.
- The theme for National Youth Day in the year 2017 was “Youth for Digital India”.
- The theme for the National Youth Day in the year 2018 was “Sankalp Se Siddha”.
- The theme for National Youth Day in the year 2019 was “Using Youth Power in Nation Building”.
- The theme for the National Youth Day in the year 2020 was “Participation of Youth for Global Action”.
- The theme for the National Youth Day in the year 2021 was “Youth – Enthusiasm of New India”.
statement on youth day
Following are the statements made by Swami Vivekananda on National Youth Day:
- “Choose the highest ideal and live your life up to it. Look at the ocean and not the waves.” – Swami Vivekananda
- “Few true, honest and energetic men and women can do more than a century’s crowd in a year.” – Swami Vivekananda
- “Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.” – Swami Vivekananda
- “Struggle hard to get money but don’t get attached to it.” – Swami Vivekananda
- “Whoever sees Shiva in the poor, in the weak and in diseases, he truly worships Shiva.” – Swami Vivekananda
- “Every soul is a potential God.” – Swami Vivekananda
- “Talk to yourself once a day… otherwise you will miss out on meeting the best person in the world.” – Swami Vivekananda
- “My faith is in the younger generation, my workers will come from the modern generation.” – Swami Vivekananda
- “Kama, Kama, Kama – that should be the aim of your life.” – Swami Vivekananda
- “The earth is enjoyed by the heroes – these are the infallible truths. Be a hero and always say “I have no fear.” – Swami Vivekananda
- “Feel that you are great and you will become great.” – Swami Vivekananda
- “My future hopes depend on the character, intelligence, sacrifice and obedience of all to serve others – those who do good for themselves and the country at large.” – Swami Vivekananda
- “Death is certain, it is better to die for a good cause.” – Swami Vivekananda
- “Our country needs heroes, be heroes, it is your duty to work and then everyone will follow you.” – Swami Vivekananda
- “Arise, awake, and till you do not stop, the goal is not achieved.” – Swami Vivekananda
- “You cannot believe in God unless you believe in yourself.” – Swami Vivekananda
- “When a thought enters the mind, it becomes a real physical or mental state.” – Swami Vivekananda
- “It is best to work among the youth in whom your hopes lie – patiently, systematically and without noise.” – Swami Vivekananda
- “A child is the father of a man” “How far is it fair for an old man to say that childhood is a sin or youth is a sin.” – Swami Vivekananda.