Happy National Youth Day 2020! Every year, India celebrates National Youth Day with much zeal and enthusiasm on January 12. The day honours the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. It’s an annual event, which aims to promote awareness amongst the young minds of India about brotherhood, solidarity, civility, spirituality, courage, and how one can, if he/she desires, change the world it strives to work with a goal in their mind. This day marks huge significance. Know National Youth Day history, theme, celebrations and other things about Vivekananda to mark his birth anniversary. 

Date and History of National Youth Day:

Like every year, the National Youth Day 2020 will be celebrated on January 12. The date marks the birth anniversary of none other than Swami Vivekananda. The government of India, in 1984, that January 12, will now be observed as National Youth Day. Hence, every year from 1985, India celebrates National Youth Day annually.

National Youth Day 2020 Theme

There are different themes to National Youth Day. However, the theme for National Youth Day 2020 is yet to be announced. Nonetheless, if you want to know the National Youth Day 2019 theme, it was ‘Channelising Youth Power for National Building’.

Previous themes of National Youth Day

  1. 2018: Sankalp Se Siddhi
  2. 2017: Youth for Digital India
  3. 2016: Indian Youth for Development, Skill, and Harmony
  4. 2015: Youth for Clean, Green and Progressive India

Significance of National Youth Day

Swami Vivekananda is one of the most revered figures in Indian history. He is admired by people across religious, political, and socio-economical lines. His aura, his knowledge, and his commitment to a new, youthful, and a resurgent India were second to none. The more we speak about him, the less it may seem.

“Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is achieved,” were Swami Vivekananda’s words. He spent his entire lifetime in infusing passion, courage, confidence and belief in the youth. The observance of National Youth Day is a mark of respect to one of the most celebrated Indian personalities of all times. January 2020 Festivals, Events and Holiday Calendar: Makar Sankranti to Republic Day; Know All Important Dates and List of Fasts for the Month.

The preaching of Swami Vivekananda’s teachings, lectures, and his life experiences take place across all the schools, colleges, educational institutions, and other public places. There are workshops, seminars, presentations, and co-curricular activities organised by government and NGOs across the length and breadth of the country. There are essay writing competitions, debates, recreational activities, and sports competitions that take place on National Youth Day too. 

Swami Vivekananda’s teachings are still very much relevant in the current context. As January 12 nears, we at LatestLY, wish you all a very ‘Happy National Youth Day 2020’ and hope that you do your bit on Swami Vivekananda’s principles of a resurgent India.

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