Question: On January 12th, 2018, ‘National Youth Day’ was celebrated across the country. When did the central government announce the celebration of this day?
- On January 12th, 2018, the 34th National Youth Day was celebrated across the country.
- It is notable that this day is celebrated on the occasion of the birth anniversary of social reformer, philosopher and well-known thinker Swami Vivekananda.
- Swami Vivekananda’s 155th birth anniversary was celebrated on January 12, 2018.
- The Government of India had announced to celebrate this day in 1984.
- After which since 1985, the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda being celebrated as ‘National Youth Day’.
- Swami Vivekananda was born on 12 January 1863 in Kolkata.
- His real name was Narendranath Dutt.
- On September 11, 1893, he represented Sanatan Dharma on behalf of India in the World religion Congress held in Chicago, US.
- He founded the Ramkrishna Mission in Belur Math, West Bengal.
- His Guru’s name was Ramkrishna Paramahansa.
- Swami Vivekananda died on July 4, 1902.