The birthday of Swami Vivekananda is celebrated as National Youth Day, as he is considered the icon of youth. He died at the age of 39. His life and his religion, philosophy of life, will continue to inspire people all over the world, especially the youth. On Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary, i.e., on January 12, various programs are being organized across the country. In such a situation, remembering him, the President and Vice President paid tribute to him on social media.
Homage to Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary. In honour of this great scholar, monk and visionary who has inspired generations, especially the youth, we commemorate this day as #NationalYouthDay. May Swami Vivekananda’s life & deeds continue to inspire us in years to come
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) January 12, 2020
President Ram Nath Kovind also wrote in memory of Swami Vivekananda, the great scholar Swami Vivekananda has inspired generations. He has particularly encouraged the youth. We remember his birthday as nationalism. The life and deeds of Swami Vivekananda will continue to inspire us in the years to come.
स्वामी विवेकानंद का विश्वास था कि हर मानव में दिव्यता अंतर्निहित है। स्वामी जी मन, तन और विचार की निर्बलता को पाप मानते थे। उन्होंने कहा था यदि आप स्वयं पर विश्वास नहीं करते तो आप ईश्वर पर विश्वास नहीं कर सकते।
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) January 12, 2020
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, while paying homage to Swami Vivekananda said that Swami Vivekananda believed that divinity is inherent in every human being. Swami Ji considered a weakness of mind, body, and thoughts as sin. He said if you do not believe in yourself, you cannot believe in God.