National Youth Day…January 12... It is not the one where we exchange roses or chocolates... It is not the one to revel to the core out on the streets. It is one such important day which we should consider it as an opportunity to uplift our thoughts, hone our morality and become more of a human. Yes... It is the greatest of his kind, Swami Vivekananda's 156th Birth Anniversary today who gave the nation a dose of optimistic thoughts all throughout his life.
In his memory, rather than wishing you a 'Happy Youth Day', our team EeYuva took the privilege to round off few solid reasons which can be attributed to "Why India observes Swami Vivekananda's Birth date as National Youth Day?"
1. Being Tolerant Is Where Real Winning Lies
Swami Vivekananda was said to possess a great tolerance so much so that he used to capture even the hearts of his critics and offenders with his style of dealing.
Isn't this the quality that the youth needs to imbibe?
2. Having Faith And Respect Towards Every Human Irrespective Of Religion
Swami Vivekananda, though promoted Hinduism and get the same the status of a World Religion, did have respect for all religions and believed in one.
3. Having Immense Love Towards The Country
Swami Vivekananda's patriotism reflected in his every word and move. He even took pride in India and its heritage wherever he went to deliver lectures and speeches.
4. Being The Pioneer To Spread Spirituality
Swami worked towards bringing out spirituality among the people of his country and even took it to the West. Thus, laid a strong basis for the real humankind through spiritual education.
5. Preached The Potential Of Human Mind And Importance Of Meditation
Swami Vivekananda always believed in achieving wonders when one puts their complete concentration on the target. He stressed that the human mind can be strengthened with meditation.
What the celebrities and big names are stressing now through social media and by following World Yoga Day had long been practised and preached by Swami Vivekananda.
6. Being Selfless
A man with no materialistic property, no political background had propagated his nation's (India's) cultural heritage into the West back then. He didn't yearn for fame or name, rather loved to be himself throughout his life.
7. Last But Never The Least – His Sensational 'Chicago Speech'
Weaving brotherhood with people overseas through his way of addressing Americans 'Sisters and brothers of America' in his speech on September 11, 1893 was what created sensation and brought Vivekananda a standing ovation back then.
Where could the youth learn from other than this for attaining huge respect and love by giving out the same?
|Vivekananda had taken the glory of India and its philosophies far to the West and spread the greatness of Hinduism and its morals there. Thus, he had made Indians take pride in their multi-cultural living.|
To inculcate today's youth with the ideals of Swami Vivekananda which are regarded as ever inspiring and motivating, the Indian government on 1984 declared Swami's Birth Anniversary as the 'National Youth Day' (January 12), And since then, it is being observed.
Now, do share your resolutions for the Youth Day with us...
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