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Happy National Youth Day! Know Why We Celebrate It?


12th January is known as National Youth Day. Thanks to Social media, since morning you must have easily come across at least one Happy National youth day post, but do you know why we celebrate it?

National Youth Day is celebrated as it is the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. An Icon that lived for only 39 years, but created history and left behind a legacy that will remain with us forever. Swami Vivekananda was a Hindu Monk and a Spiritual leader who introduced Indian philosophies like Vedanta and yoga to the west. He is famous for his speech “Brothers and Sisters of America” at the Parliament of World’s Religions in Chicago in 1893. He has been an inspiration for the youth and therefore his birthday is declared as National Youth Day.

Here are 10 inspiring quotes that will show you why he is an inspiration for the youth :-

  1. When he inspired us to give our dreams a shot
    “Take risks in life – If you win, you will lead. If you lose, you can guide.”
  2. When he redefined Confidence
    “You cannot believe in God, until you believe in yourself.”
  3. When he simplified the battle between the brain and the heart
    “In a conflict between the heart and the brain, choose the heart.”
  4. When he decoded the secret of success
    “Take up one idea, make that one idea your life. Think of it, dream of it, live on that idea let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way of success.”
  5. When he taught us how to deal with failure
    “Stand up, be bold and take the blame on your shoulders. Do not go about throwing mud at others; for all the faults you suffer from; you are the sole and you are the cause.”
  6. When he spoke about Women empowerment
    “There is no chance of welfare in the world unless the condition of the women is improved. It is not possible for a bird to fly on one wing.”
  7. When he taught us about self worth
    “Talk to yourself, once in a day, otherwise you may miss meeting an excellent person in the world.”
  8. When a little hope is all you need
    “True guidance is like a small torch in a dark forest. It doesn’t show everything at once. But gives enough light for the next step to be safe.”
  9. Why laziness is your worst enemy
    “Everything is easy when you are busy. But nothing is easy when you are lazy.”
  10. Try and Try until you succeed
    “Arise! Awake! And do not stop until your Goal is achieved.”