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

It was a decision of Government of India taken in 1984 to celebrate the birthday of great Swami Vivekananda, i.e. 12 January, as National Youth Day every year. The Government of India quoted that ' 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.

Remembering the day and our great Swami Vivekananda we Beden Powell Rover Crew we Conducted National Youth Day programme in Bhadradri District Kothagudem along with our rovers and school students. The chief guest for the event is B. Satyam Scouting Commisioner for Kothagudem District. In this event many of the students has participated. 


Following are the year wise themes of national youth day celebration in India:

> According to Ramakrishna Mission, the theme for 2019 is “Youth and Nation Building”

> The theme of 2018 was “Sankalp se Siddhi”.

> The theme of 2017 was “Youth for Digital India”.

> The theme of 2016 was “Indian Youth for Development, Skill and Harmony”.

> The theme of 2015 was “Youngmanch” and “Youth for Clean, Green and Progressive India” (and slogan was “hum se hai nayi shuruaat”).

> The theme of 2014 was “Youth for Drugs Free World”.

> The theme of 2013 was “Awakening the Youth Power”.

> The theme of 2012 was “Celebrating Diversity in Unity”.

> The theme of 2011 was “Sabse Pehle Bharat”.

The National Youth Day is observed all over India at schools and colleges, with processions, speeches, 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. These were the source of inspiration and have motivated numerous youth organizations, study circles and service projects involving the youth.


Following are some famous quotes on national youth day said by the Swami Vivekananda:

> “Choose the highest ideal and live your life upto that. Look at the “ocean” and not at the wave”. – Swami Vivekananda

> “A few heart-whole, sincere, and energetic men and women can do more in a year than a mob in a century”. – Swami Vivekananda

> “Religion is the manifestation of the Divinity already in man”. – Swami Vivekananda

> “Struggle hard to get money, but don’t get attached to it”. – Swami Vivekananda

> “He who sees Shiva in the poor, in the weak, and in the diseased, really worships Shiva”. – Swami Vivekananda

> “Each soul is potentially divine”. – Swami Vivekananda

> “Talk to yourself once in a day…Otherwise you may miss meeting an EXCELLENT person in this World”. – Swami Vivekananda

> “My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers!”. – Swami Vivekananda

> “Work, work, work – let this be your motto”. – Swami Vivekananda

> “The earth is enjoyed by heroes—this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, “I have no fear””. – Swami Vivekananda

> “Feel that you are great and you become great”. – Swami Vivekananda

> “My hope of the future lies in the youths of character, intelligent, renouncing all for the service of others, and obedient – good to themselves and the country at large”. – Swami Vivekananda

> “Death being so certain, it is better to die for a good cause”. – Swami Vivekananda

> “Your country requires heroes; be heroes; your duty is to go on working, and then everything will follow of itself”. – Swami Vivekananda

> “Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached”. – Swami Vivekananda

> “You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself”. – Swami Vivekananda

> “When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state”. – Swami Vivekananda

> “It is best to work among the youth in whom lies our hope — patiently, steadily, and without noise”. – Swami Vivekananda

> “The child is father of the man.” Would it be right for an old man to say that childhood is a sin or youth a sin?” – Swami Vivekananda

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