National Youth Day 2021: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Pays Tributes To Swami Vivekananda
National Youth Day: January 12, the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda is observed as National Youth Day to recognise and honour the teachings of Vivekananda.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tributes to Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary and asked people to spread his thoughts and ideals. In a tweet, PM Modi shared a link to his app (Namo) which lets people share Vivekananda's thoughts.
"Tributes to Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary. This Vivekananda Jayanti, there's a creative effort on the NaMo App that lets you share his thoughts and a personalised message. Let us spread Swami Vivekananda's dynamic thoughts and ideals far and wide!" he said.
A towering spiritual philosopher, Vivekananda was born in 1863 in Kolkata and is credited for popularising the Vedantic ideas. Prime Minister Modi has cited Vivekananda as a key influence on him. He had recently installed a statue of Swami Vivekananda in Jawaharlal Nehru University.
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