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National Youth Day of India – 12 January

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India celebrates National Youth Day on 12 January every year. The day commemorates the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, one of India’s greatest spiritual and social leaders.

  • The decision to celebrate National Youth Day was taken in 1984 by the Government of India.
  • During the declaration of day,  the Government of India quoted that “the philosophy of Swami and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth”.
  • The day is very important especially today because 50% of India’s population is under the age of 25.

National Youth Day

Today, PM Modi will address the second National Youth Parliament Festival (NYPF) via video conferencing.

The objective of the NYPF is to hear the voice of youth between 18 and 25 years of age. These are youth who can vote and will join various careers in the coming years, including public services.

Selected candidates in the youth parliaments held at state and district levels will take part in the national event. The first three winners will also get the opportunity to express their views before the Prime Minister.

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Here is a video on the life of Swami Vivekananda. Video credit: Periwinkle/Youtube


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