National Youth Day

National Youth Day

Question: On January 12th, 2018, ‘National Youth Day’ was celebrated across the country. When did the central government announce the celebration of this day?
(a) 1986
(b) 1984
(c) 1989
(d) 2001
Ans: (b)
Related facts:-

  • 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.

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