Swami Vivekananda's birthday (12 January 1863), according to the
Indian Almanac (Vishuddha Siddhanta Almanac) is on Pausha Krishna
Saptami tithi, which falls on different dates in the English Calendar
every year (generally in the month of January). This is observed in
various centres of Ramakrishna Math and Mission in a traditional Hindu manner which includes mangalarati (a kind of worship practised in India, specially by Hindu people), special worship, homa (fire-ritual), meditation, devotional songs, religious discourses and sandhya-arati (vesper service at evenings).
The National Youth Day is observed all over India at schools and
colleges, with processions, speeches, recitations, music, youth
conventions, seminars, Yogasanas, presentations, competitions in
essay-writing, recitations and sports on 12 January every year. Swami
Vivekananda's lectures and writings, deriving their inspiration from
Indian spiritual tradition and the broad outlook of his Master Sri
Ramakrishna Paramahansa, are the source of inspiration and have
motivated numerous youth organizations, study circles and service
projects involving the youth.
Swami Vivekananda's lectures and writings, deriving their inspiration
from Indian spiritual tradition and the broad outlook of his Master Sri Ramakrishna,
are a source of inspiration and have motivated numerous youth
organizations, study circles and service projects involving the youth.
All his teachings can be found in The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, in nine volumes, published by Advaita Ashrama, Kolkata.
On the occasion, different people participate in several activities
in all over India (and many parts of world as well) which promote youth
in the field of education,art,culture and hope to generate moral values
with enlightenment of inner soul.
On the occasion Mission Bhartiyam organises a two-day grand event in
Uttar Pradesh of India for youths where more than a dozen activities
take place for all age groups. The event is named Basti Yuvo Mahotsav.
In fact, other government and non-profit organisations and corporate
groups also celebrate in their way.
National Youth Festival (India)
is an annual gathering of young people associated with National Youth
Day. It includes cultural activities of both a competitive and
The Ramakrishna math, Chennai branch celebrates the National youth
day yearly. As part of the National youth day celebrations, this year
All India level Short film contest has been announced by Chennai