Youth should be encouraged to become 'innovators': PM Modi

Sergio Conner
January 13, 2018

Today is his 155th birth anniversary.On National Youth Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "I bow to Swami Vivekananda on his Jayanti".

One of the greatest thinkers and philosophers the world ever witnessed, Swami Vivekananda had a short yet unforgettable glorious life journey continues to inspire us even after so many years.

National Youth Day is celebrated across India in schools and colleges and programmes like processions, speeches, recitations, music, youth conventions, seminars, sports competitions are held on this day. "It was a great decision that the Govt of India decided the Birthday of Swami is as National Youth Day".

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His had a message for the youth of the country saying, "Youth Power, Unite for #NewIndia" as Swami Vivekananda is hailed as the youth icon".

Swami Vivekananda, born as Narendranath Datta on January 12, 1863, he was interested in spirituality and started meditating from a young age.

"The thoughts of Swami Vivekananda continue to inspire the youth of our nation and have united them..." The West Bengal Government is celebrating his birth anniversary in association with Ramkrishna Math and Mission through the three-day long Vivek Chetana Utsav, from January 10-12. He was a disciple of Indian mystic Ramakrishna.

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