National Youth Day 2024:
India celebrates the National Youth Day, on 12th January every year on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary.
- Since 1984, the nation has marked the day by urging the youth to live up to the values, principles and beliefs that Vivekananda embraced.
- As a part of National Youth Day celebrations, India organizes an annual National Youth Festival from January 12 to 16.
- The theme of this year’s festival is “Viksit Bharat@ 2047: Yuva ke liye, yuva ke dwara”.
- Swami Vivekananda is considered one of the great Indian monks who enlightened the Western world about Hinduism.
- As a disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, he pushed for national integration in colonial India and is credited with reviving Hinduism in the nation.