January 12 : National Youth Day

Every year on January 12, India observes National Youth Day to commemorate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, one of the country’s most influential leaders. This national event honors the country’s youth and encourages them to embrace Vivekananda’s ideas and philosophies.

What is the theme of National Youth Day, 2023?

This year, the National Youth Day 2023 theme is “Viksit Yuva-Viksit Bharat.

Why is National Youth Day Observed on January 12?

National Youth Day is observed on January 12 to mark the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, who has always been an inspiration to the country’s youth and advocated for the proper use of youth in the country’s development.

The Indian government first declared Swami Vivekananda’s birthday, January 12, as National Youth Day in 1984. Since then, the day has been observed as National Youth Day throughout the country.

How National Youth Day is Celebrated in India?

According to Indian culture and tradition, National Youth Day, also known as Yuva Diwas or Swami Vivekananda’s birthday, is celebrated every year with great enthusiasm and joy at many centers of Ramakrishna Math, Ramakrishna Mission, and their branches. There is a great mangal aarti, devotional songs, meditation, religious speech, sandhya aarti, and so on.

The National Youth Festival is held every year to provide exposure to talented youth at the national level, along with galvanizing them towards nation-building. It brings diverse cultures from all parts of the country on a common platform and unites the participants in the spirit of Ek Bharat and Shreshtha Bharat. This year, the Festival is being held in Hubballi-Dharwad in Karnataka from the 12th to the 16th of January, with the theme being “Viksit Yuva – Viksit Bharat”


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