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National Youth Day- A Visionary Monk

*”In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.”*
*-Swami Vivekananda*

The National Youth Day is an annual Indian festival. It is observed on January 12th. Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary is celebrated on National Youth Day. Because it is a national holiday, people of all faiths celebrate it with zeal.

Swami Vivekananda was born in West Bengal. He was one of his nine brothers and was a devotee of spirituality. Vivekananda spent five years of his life traveling in India. He traveled to every corner of India as a monk and so his wisdom spread.

Although Swami Vivekananda was a follower of Hinduism in India, the National Youth Day is a festival for every religion. People of all religions experience the same joy and enthusiasm at the National Youth Day. It is because Swami Vivekananda never studied religion. He worked for the upliftment of the people rather than for their religion. He has never discriminated against people based on their religion or other differences.

National Youth Day is the perfect day to spread all the teachings and philosophies of Swami Vivekananda. Swami Vivekananda believed that the future of the country would depend on the education level of the country’s youth. Every individual contributes in proportion to the growth of the country.