National Youth Day 2022 Date, Theme, History, Significance, Importance, Celebration Activities: The day of the 12th of January is very special for the whole country. This is not just a normal date. January 12 is the birth anniversary of one of the great philosophers, spiritual and social leaders of India, Swami Vivekananda. Swami Vivekananda was a disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. Swami Vivekananda was born on 12 January 1863 in a Kayastha family in Kolkata.
National Youth Day 2022 Theme
This year’s theme of National Youth Day is “Transforming food systems – Youth innovation for human and planetary health“.
Most of the population of India is of youth and the future of any country depends on its youth. With the advent of new talent, not only does the country progress, but the country also develops properly. Youth is the backbone of any country. They hold the economy of the country. In today’s time, there is the dedication of most of the youth in every field. Youth plays an important role in the development of any country. In today’s time, 45% of the world’s population is youth. That is why every year on January 12, along with the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, “National Youth Day” is observed.
The purpose of this day is to present the teachings and ideals of Vivekananda as a role model for the Indian youth. The youth of any country is a strong basis for the development of that country, but when this youth forgets his social and political responsibilities and wastes his time in luxuries, then the country starts moving towards ruin. This day is celebrated as National Youth Day so that the youth of the country can take inspiration from the life, working style, consciousness, and ideals of Swami Vivekananda.
International Youth Day is celebrated every year on 12 August. Celebrating International Youth Day means that the government should pay attention to the issues of youth and their words. According to the decision of the United Nations, the year 1985 was declared as the International Youth Year. In 1893, Swami Vivekananda addressed the World Parliament of Religions held in Chicago, USA. During this, he introduced Indian Vedanta philosophy to the western world in his short but effective statement.