Every year birthday of Swami Vivekananda (Swami Vivekanand Jayanti) , i.e., 12th January is celebrated as National Youth Day (Yuva Diwas).
In 1984, the Government of India declared and decided to observe the birthday of Swami Vivekananda as a National Youth Day every year from 1985 onwards.
To quote from the Government of India’s communication, ‘it was felt that the philosophy of Swamiji and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth.’
The National Youth Day is observed all over India at schools and colleges, with processions, speeches, recitations, music, youth conventions, seminars, Yogasanas, presentations, competitions in essay-writing, recitations and sports.
Please find below some famous Swami Vivekananda Quotes which you can send as SMS, Text Messages to all your friends on this National Youth Day :
Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man.
Purity, patience, and perseverance are
the three essentials to success,
and above all, love.
Whatever you think, that you will be.
If you think yourselves weak,
weak you will be;
if you think yourselves strong, strong you will be.