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Indian PM Modi pays homage to Swami Vivekananda on anniversary
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Indian PM Modi pays homage to Swami Vivekananda on anniversary

On the 122nd death anniversary of philosopher and monk Swami Vivekananda, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to him on Thursday, stating that his teachings give strength to millions.

The Prime Minister further reiterated the government's commitment to fulfilling Vivekanada's dream of a prosperous and progressive society.

"We reiterate our commitment to fulfilling his dream of a prosperous and progressive society", he wrote on 'X'.

Born on January 12, 1863, in West Bengal's Kolkata, Swami Vivekananda was a philosopher, monk, and religious teacher. His full name was Narendranath Datta.

The Chief disciple of Indian mystic Ramkrishna Paramhans, Vivekananda, popularised Indian culture across the world. He delivered several speeches across the United States, England, and Europe, promulgating the core tenets of Hindu philosophy.

He is one of the most influential monks in the world. Keen on spiritualism and Vedanta, Vivekananda became popular in the 1893 Parliament of Religions in Chicago, where he delivered his famous speech, beginning with the words, "Sisters and brothers of America..."

The country observes 'National Youth Day' on his birthday, January 12.

He died on July 4, 1902, at the age of 39.

(ANI)

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