Swami Vivekanada Jayanti is observed on January 12.
On Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary on January 12, political leaders, sportsmen, citizens across the world took to micro-blogging site Twitter to pay homage to one of the world’s greatest spiritual leaders. Swami Vivekananda is seen as a major force in bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion in the late 19th century. He introduced Indian philosophies of vedanta and yoga to the western world and after his 1893 speech at the World’s Parliament of Religions in Chicago, he was called the “Messenger of Indian wisdom to the western world”. His birth anniversary is observed as Swami Vivekananda Jayanti every year. Since 1985, the day is also celebrated as National Youth Day.
Here are some tweets paying tribute to Swami Vivekananda:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi saluted his energy and enthusiasm. He tweeted, “I bow to Swami Vivekananda on his Jayanti. Today, on National Youth Day I salute the indomitable energy and enthusiasm of our youngsters, who are the builders of New India.”
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi shared an inspiring quote from him and tweeted, “”Our duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.”
My tributes to Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary. #NationalYouthDay”
Former cricketer VVS Laxman tweeted, “Faith, faith, faith in ourselves, faith, faith in God – this is the secret of greatness- #SwamiVivekananda . My tributes to Swami Vivekananda ji on his birth anniversary. His teachings continue to inspire all.”