- जितना अध्ययन करते हैं, उतना ही हमें अपने अज्ञान का आभास होता जाता है | ~ स्वामी विवेकानंद
- जिसके साथ श्रेष्ठ विचार रहते हैं, वह कभी भी अकेला नहीं रह सकता | ~स्वामी विवेकानंद
- वह नास्तिक है, जो अपने आप में विश्वास नहीं रखता | ~ स्वामी विवेकानंद
- “Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being?” - Swami Vivekananda
- “हम ईश्वर को कहाँ पा सकते हैं अगर हम उसे अपने आप में और अन्य जीवों में नहीं देखते?” - स्वामीविवेकानंद
- “You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.” - Swami Vivekananda
- “आप को अपने भीतर से ही विकास करना होता है। कोई आपको सीखा नहीं सकता, कोई आपको आध्यात्मिक नहीं बना सकता। आपको सिखाने वाला और कोई नहीं, सिर्फ आपकी आत्मा ही है।” - स्वामीविवेकानंद
- “You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.” - Swami Vivekananda
- “आप ईश्वर में तब तक विश्वास नहीं कर पाएंगे जब तक आप अपने आप में विश्वास नहीं करते.” - स्वामी विवेकानंद
- “Arise, Awake and Stop not till the goal is reached.” - Swami Vivekananda
- “जागें, उठें और न रुकें जब तक लक्ष्य तक न पहुंच जाएं.” - स्वामी विवेकानंद
- “We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” - Swami Vivekananda
- “हमारे व्यक्तित्व की उत्पत्ति हमारे विचारों में है; इसलिए ध्यान रखें कि आप क्या विचारते हैं. शब्द गौण हैं. विचार मुख्य हैं; और उनका असर दूर तक होता है.” - स्वामी विवेकानंद
January 12, 2015
National Youth Day
National Youth Day is celebrated in India on 12 January on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. In 1984 the Government of India declared the day as the National Youth Day and since 1985 the event is celebrated in India every year.
In 1984, the Government of India declared and decided to observe the birthday of Swami Vivekananda (12 January, according to the English calendar) as a National Youth Day every year from 1985 onwards. To quote from the Government of India's communication, 'it was felt that the philosophy of Swamiji and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth.'
On 12 January 2013, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told in his address at the inauguration of four-year-long celebrations of Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary
What Gandhiji said captures the great importance of spreading Swami Vivekananda's ideas and ideals among the youth in our country today. He personified the eternal energy of the youth and their restless quest for truth. It is entirely fitting that the Government of India has declared 12th January, the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, as National Youth Day. We must work to rekindle the eternal message of this great patriot and son of India.
Celebration and activities
Swami Vivekananda's birthday (12 January 1863), according to the Indian Almanac (Vishuddha Siddhanta Almanac) is on Pausha Krishna Saptami tithi, which falls on different dates in the English Calendar every year (generally in the month of January). This is observed in various centres of Ramakrishna Math and Mission in a traditional Hindu manner which includes mangalarati (a kind of worship practised in India, specially by Hindu people), special worship, homa (fire-ritual), meditation, devotional songs, religious discourses and sandhya-arati (vesper service at evenings).
The National Youth Day is observed all over India at schools and colleges, with processions, speeches, recitations, music, youth conventions, seminars, Yogasanas, presentations, competitions in essay-writing, recitations and sports on 12 January every year. Swami Vivekananda's lectures and writings, deriving their inspiration from Indian spiritual tradition and the broad outlook of his Master Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa, are the source of inspiration and have motivated numerous youth organizations, study circles and service projects involving the youth.
Swami Vivekananda's lectures and writings, deriving their inspiration from Indian spiritual tradition and the broad outlook of his Master Sri Ramakrishna, are a source of inspiration and have motivated numerous youth organizations, study circles and service projects involving the youth. All his teachings can be found in The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, in nine volumes, published by Advaita Ashrama, Kolkata.
On the occasion, different people participate in several activities in all over India (and many parts of world as well) which promote youth in the field of education,art,culture and hope to generate moral values with enlightenment of inner soul.
On the occasion Mission Bhartiyam organises a two-day grand event in Uttar Pradesh of India for youths where more than a dozen activities take place for all age groups. The event is named Basti Yuvo Mahotsav. In fact, other government and non-profit organisations and corporate groups also celebrate in their way.
National Youth Festival (India) is an annual gathering of young people associated with National Youth Day. It includes cultural activities of both a competitive and non-competitive nature.
The Ramakrishna math, Chennai branch celebrates the National youth day yearly. As part of the National youth day celebrations, this year All India level Short film contest has been announced by Chennai Ramakrishna Math.