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National Youth Day 2024: Date, History

National Youth Day 2024: National Youth Day, also known as Vivekananda Jayanti or Yuva Diwas, is celebrated on January 12 every year. The day also commemorates the birth anniversary of a great Indian Saint, Spiritual Leader, and philosopher – Swami Vivekananda. Swami Vivekananda, a motivational speaker was born on January 12, 1863, in an aristocratic Bengali family.

Vivekananda is known for promoting the philosophy of Vedanta and Yoga across the world. He was the disciple of mystic Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Swami Vivekananda delivered a speech at the Art Institute of Chicago, as part of the World’s Columbian Exposition on September 11, 1983. He talked about the humanistic values of Hinduism. Impressed by his speech, the audience presented him with a two-minute standing ovation.

National Youth Day 2024: History

In 1984, The National Youth Day was first celebrated by the Government of India. The day aimed to motivate the youths to follow the correct path, foster national integration, and spread the ideology of Swami Vivekananda. The government of India wants to give the country a better future by encouraging young people through Swami Vivekananda’s way of life and ideas.

Theme 2024:

The theme for National Youth Day 2024 is “Arise, Awake, and Realise the Power You Hold.”


National Youth Day is celebrated in India each year on January 12, aimed at honoring the teachings and ideals of Swami Vivekananda who was born on January 12, 1863, in Kolkata.

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10 inspiring quotes by Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary

  1. On a day, when you don’t come across any problems – you can be sure that you are traveling on a wrong path
  2. The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.
  3. Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached.
  4. External nature is only internal nature writ large.
  5. Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
  6. The greatest sin is to think of yourself as weak.
  7. Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
  8. You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
  9. Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable.
  10. Do one thing at a Time, and while doing it put your whole Soul into it to the exclusion of all else.

Best wishes, quotes, WhatsApp messages, Facebook status, SMS:

  • “Wishing the youth of our incredible nation a Happy National Youth Day! May your passion, dreams, and determination lead us to a brighter future. Jai Hind!”
  • “The power of youth is the common wealth for the entire world. The faces of young people are the faces of our past, our present, and our future. No segment in society can match with the power, idealism, enthusiasm, and courage of the young people. Happy National Youth Day!”
  • “Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached. – Swami Vivekananda #NationalYouthDay”
  • “Happy National Youth Day! Embrace your passion, pursue your dreams, and let your spirit soar high. May you be the change you want to see in the world!”
  • “On this National Youth Day, let’s celebrate the spirit of our vibrant and dynamic youth. May you continue to inspire and lead with enthusiasm. Best wishes to the future leaders of India!”

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