January 12th celebrated as a National Youth Day and also known as the birth anniversary of greatest personality Swami Vivekanand. He was born on 12 January 1863 in Hindu family. He was the main person who introduces Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world. He died on 4 July 1902.
What is National Youth Day:
In order to show respect to the great personality, Government of India celebrate this day as a National Youth Day. Every year on the same day the Ministry of Youth affairs and sports celebrate the event in any states. Every year Ministry of Youth affairs and sports choose randomly any state celebrating the sports event. This year, the state of Uttar Pradesh been chosen. Government of India celebrated the national youth day since 1985.
The festival main focus is to bring youth together and make improvement in Fir India movement which was recently launched by the government of India. The festival also focuses to show the culture program like a dance with the help of various participants from numerous states.
Famous quotes by Swami Vivekanand.
— I am a socialist not because I think it is a perfect system, but half a loaf is better than no bread. The other system has been tried and found wanting.
— No religion on earth treads upon the necks of the poor and the low in such a fashion as Hinduism.
— I am proud to belong to a nation which has sheltered the persecuted and the refugees of all religions and all nations of the earth. Sectarianism, bigotry, and it’s horrible descendant, fanaticism, have long possessed this beautiful earth. They have filled the earth with violence, drenched it often and often with human blood, destroyed civilization and sent whole nations to despair. Had it not been for these horrible demons, human society would be far more advanced than it is now.
— If anyone dreams of the exclusive survival of his own religion and the destruction of others, I pity him from the bottom of my heart.
— The world needs a death-knell of all fanaticism and of all persecutions with the sword or with the pen.
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