National Youth Day, The Birth Anniversary Of
To understand existence, God and spirituality, Swami Vivekanada had given up attachment to material illusions at the age of 25
Soon after, Narendranath Datta, (his birth name), became a student a disciple of Guru Ramakrishna Paramhans
Although he left his earthly vehicle at the age of 39, Swami Vivekananda and his philosophy serves as an inspiration to the youth of India
Since 1984, 12th Januray in India is celebrated as National Youth Day to remeber and immortalise the inspirational figure
His work has inspired many across the globe and he was the first person ever in a foreign country to addess a gathering for his speech as 'dear brothers and sisters'
"Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached." Those immortal words still can be found across the country as wall signs, social media posts, bumper stickers and more