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158TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA BEING OBSERVED-12TH JANUARY

158TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA BEING OBSERVED-12TH JANUARY

Context

Swami Vivekananda’s 158th Birth Anniversary is being observed today.

Details

  • The day is also observed as National Youth Day.
  • National Youth Day is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. He was a social reformer, philosopher, and thinker.
  • The main objective behind the celebration is to propagate the philosophy and the ideals of Swami Vivekananda for which he lived and worked.
  • In 1984, the Indian Government first declared to celebrate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda i.e. 12 January as National Youth Day.
  • The theme of National Youth Day 2021 is "YUVAAH – Utsah Naye Bharat Ka".

About Swami Vivekananda

  • He was born Narendra Nath Datta, on 12th January 1863.
  • He was an Indian Hindu monk.
  • He was a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna.
  • He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century.
  • He was a major force in the revival of Hinduism in India and contributed to the concept of Indian nationalism as a tool to fight against the British empire in colonial India.
  • He founded the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission.
  • He is perhaps best known for his speech which began with the words "Sisters and brothers of America ...," in which he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago in 1893.

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