New Delhi, January 12, 2021.
India celebrates January 12 as the "National Youth Day" to honour the ideals of Swami Vivekanand on his birth anniversary. The day is also referred to as Swami Vivekanand Jayanti and was designated as the National Youth Day in 1984.
Vivekanand is known for his focus on youths. Even when the National Youth Day was notified, the government observed, "The philosophy of Swamiji and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth Day."