A philosopher, social reformer and a great thinker, Narendranath Dutta, more commonly known as Swami Vivekananda was a boon for the nation with his greater than life ideology that focused on the growth of a country's youth. Hailing from North Calcutta's aristocratic family, he was considered as the spiritual guide of the nation and taught people how to work upon their inner selves and enhance their knowledge for the country's progress.
Vivekananda also founded the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission.
As a tribute to Swami Vivekananda the Government of India declared January 12 as the National Youth Day in 1984, which is his birth date. The government felt that the philosophy of Vivekananda and his ideals are a great source of inspiration for the Indian youth.
The day is observed in almost all the schools and colleges all over the country and speeches, recitations, music, sports and essay-writing competitions etc are organised on the day.
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