National Youth Day

The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.”

― Swami Vivekananda

National youth day is celebrated in India every year on 12th January. It is celebrated to remember the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. He was the creator of modern India.

National youth day is celebrated on Swami vivekananda’s birth and it was declared for the first time by government in 1984. Since then it was celebrated as National youth day by all over the country with great enthusiasm and joy.

History of National Youth Day

It is well known that the Indian government had declare the birth date of Swami Vivekananda as a national youth day, sine then on 12th January national youth is celebrated every year. The main aim of national youth day is to inspire the youth of the country by Swami Vivekananda’s philosophy and his ideal. By celebrating this day it’s important to spread the ideals of Swami Vivekananda among the youth of India. This is the great way to fill up the eternal energy in the youth. Swami Vivekananda wanted to create India a developed country with his efforts.

How to celebrate national youth day in India?

On this day, there are lots of programs held in schools and colleges and the childrens are told about Swami Vivekananda and his ideas. Many programs held at Ramkrishna mission center on Vivekananda’s birthday. At the same time, the ministry of youth affairs and sports of India also has a number of programs for the youth on this day.

Teachings of Swami Vivekananda

The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.


Talk to yourself once in a day, otherwise you may miss meeting an intelligent person in the world.


Truth can be stated in thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.


In a day, when you don’t come across any problems, you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path.


Importance of National Youth Day

Swami vivekananda is an ideal representative of the modern man. There can be no other leader, like swami Vivekananda. They have given us something which arises pride in the tradition we in-harit. The following generation of India will derives its benefits from the source of knowledge and inspiration from Swami Vivekananda.

All the teachings of Swami Vivekannda is true to itself. If we follow the teachings, we can be so positive in our life. As Swami ji said if you don’t find any problem in a day that means you are not on a right path. After reading all teachings I am deeply impressed by him and I will try to follow the path which swami Vivekanand shows us. This is the reason of celebrating national youth day so that the youth can have all the teachings of swami Vivekananda.