National Youth Day: 12th January

National Youth Day

Youth is the period between childhood and adulthood. It is the period of physical and psychological development from the onset of puberty to maturity and early adulthood. The youth of today is the driving force of tomorrow. It has some responsibility towards its country, which it must acknowledge and practice. The youth need to learn from yesterday and live with hope for a better tomorrow. They have the potential to uplift the country to great levels in all areas.

National Youth Day is celebrated in India on 12 January on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. In 1984 the Government of India declared the day as the National Youth Day and since 1985 the event is celebrated in India every year.



The day 12th January, the National Youth Day is commemorated in India. This is also the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. He was born on 12th Jan 1863 and lived merely 39 years. Swami Vivekananda was an immense philosopher. He is motivation to the youth, the incarnation of Indian ethnicity and astuteness. Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, the Master of Swami Vivekananda taught him to give lectures and writings about Indian Spiritual Culture. He wanted to incite plentiful youth associations, learning surrounds and overhaul assignments concerning the youth. In the year 1984, the Government of India proclaimed that Swami Vivekananda birthday should be observed as ‘National Youth Day’ from the year 1985 onwards. The Government of India stated that the allusion ‘the attitude of Swamiji and the principles that he stayed alive and worked could be an enormous source of appreciation for the Indian Youth’.