National Youth Day-January 12
Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary, also called Swami Vivekananda Jayanti, is celebrated on January 12. The day is also observed as National Youth Day. In 1984, The government said 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” and since then, Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary is being celebrated as National Youth Day. Swami Vivekananda’s thought-provoking lectures, quotes and writings, have been a subject of study and a great source of motivation for the youth.