National Youth Day to be observed on Thursday
By Our Correspondent
Agartala , 11 Jan, 2017 :: Along with the entire nation, Tripura will also observe National Youth Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on Thursday. It is to be mentioned here that preparation has already began in the state for the celebration. Workers were seen cleaning the statue of Swami Vivekananda in front of Swami Vivekananda Stadium.
National Youth Day is celebrated in India on 12 January on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. In 1984 the Government of India declared the day as the National Youth Day and since 1985 the event is celebrated in India every year.
The National Youth Day is observed all over India at schools and colleges, with processions, speeches, recitations, 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, are the source of inspiration and have motivated numerous youth organizations, study circles and service projects involving the youth.