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National Youth Day (Yuva Diwas) is celebrated with the great joy and enthusiasm in India every year on 12th of January.
(राष्ट्रीय युवा दिवस (युवा दिवस या स्वामी विवेकानंद जन्मदिवस) 12 जनवरी को हर साल भारत में बहुत खुशी और उत्साह के साथ मनाया जाता है.)
It is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, maker of the modern India.
The birthday of the Swami Vivekananda was decided to be celebrated as the National Youth Day to complete the aim of making better future of the country by motivating the youths through the way of life and ideas of the Swami Vivekananda.
Swami Vivekananda was a Hindu monk and one of the most celebrated spiritual leaders of India. He was more than just a spiritual mind; he was a prolific thinker, great orator and passionate patriot. He carried on the free-thinking philosophy of his guru, Ramakrishna Paramhansa forward into a new paradigm. He worked tirelessly towards betterment of the society, in servitude of the poor and needy, dedicating his all for his country.
Date of Birth: January 12, 1863
Place of Birth: Calcutta, Bengal Presidency (Now Kolkata in West Bengal)
c)Vedanta Society of New York
It was first declared by the Government of India in the year 1984 to celebrate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda as the National Youth Day. Since then, it is started celebrating as the National Youth Day all over the country.
Department of Youth Affairs of Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, organizes every year the National Youth Festival.
The 1st National Youth Festival was held in 1995 in Bhopal. This is the 22nd National Youth Festival.
22nd National Youth Festival
Duration: 12th to 16th January, 2018. (12 से16 जनवरी 2018)
Venue: At Gautam Buddha University, Gautam Budh nagar, Greater Noida
Chief Guest: Union Minister for Culture (Independent Charge) Shri Mahesh Sharma
Theme: ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’
Event: 21st National Youth Festival
Duration: 12th to 16th January, 2017
Venue: In Rohtak, Haryana
Chief Guest: Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh
Theme: ‘Youth for Digital India’
Initiatives By Government of India:
-launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
-aim to train over 40 crore people in India in different skills by 2022.
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY):
-flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE)
-objective is to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood.
Khelo India Programme
-Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. “Sport for All”.
-for athletes training.
– Special Industry Initiative for Jammu & Kashmir in the nature of partnership between the
corporates of India and Ministry of Home Affairs.
-implemented by National Skill Development Corporation
-aims to provide skills training and enhance the employability of unemployed youth of J&K. The
Scheme covers graduates, post graduates and three year engineering diploma holders.
“Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached”