Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary and said that Vivekananda devoted his life to national regeneration and motivated many youngsters to work towards nation-building.
PM Modi also urged the nation to work together to fulfil the dreams of Swami Vivekananda had for the country. "I pay tributes to the great Swami Vivekananda on his Jayanti. His was a life devoted to national regeneration. He has motivated many youngsters to work towards nation-building. Let us keep working together to fulfil the dreams he had for our nation," the Prime Minister tweeted.
Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary is celebrated as National Youth Day across the country.
Meanwhile, PM Modi will inaugurate the 25th National Youth Festival today in Puducherry via video conferencing on the National Youth Day.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 12 inaugurated a Technology Centre of the MSME Ministry and Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Manimandapam - an auditorium with open-air theatre in Puducherry, through video conference.
It would primarily be used for educational purposes, and can accommodate more than 1000 people, the PMO stated.
The festival aims to shape the minds of India's youth and transform them into a united force for nation-building. It is one of the biggest exercises in social cohesion and intellectual and cultural integration.
It aims to bring diverse cultures of India and integrate them into a united thread of 'Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat'. This year, in view of the emerging Covid situation, the festival has been scheduled to be held virtually from January 12-13.