Youth should be encouraged to become 'innovators': PM Modi

National Youth Day PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda on his birthday

National Youth Day PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda on his birthday

Today is the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and it would be culminated after 23 January as being the birth anniversary of Subash Chandra Bose. "May his life be an example for the youth of India to always work for the betterment of the country", Ms Banerjee posted on her social networking page.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had declared State holiday on January 12, on the birth day of Swami Vivekananda, from the year 2012.

In 1984, the government had made a decision to observe the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand as the National Youth Day. Swami Vivekananda's lectures and writings were a source of inspiration and have motivated numerous youth organizations. "It was a great decision that the Govt of India decided the Birthday of Swami is as National Youth Day". "They are guiding the youngsters on the path of nation building", Modi said.

Parliamentary Secretary PWD, UD & ULB and Itanagar MLA Techi Kaso, Borum ZPM Techi Tolu and several eminent personalities including the members of School Managing Committee and faculty of School were present on the occasion. The programme, participated by a good number of youth, was organized by the Department of Sports and Youth affairs, in association with Department of Education and Ramakrishna Mission.

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