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Happy National Youth Day to all my Dear fellow Bloggers

​Since 1985, India annually observes ‘National Youth Day’ on January 12, on the day of the social reformer, philosopher and great thinker Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary.

In 1984, it was declared by the Government of India, that 12th Jan will be observed as National Youth Day

The objective behind the government’s move was to imbibe the students and youth with the philosophy and ideals of the Swamiji, the man who brought a change in the thought process of the youth.


Celebrations

Many activities are organised on The National Youth Day in schools and colleges, all across India including, speeches, youth conventions, youth fests, seminars,Yogasanas, recitations, presentations, competitions, surya namaskar, yoga, sports and music events.

Teachers tell students about the teachings of Swami Vivekananda, in a hope to impart them moral values and enlightenment.

It is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm at many centres of the Ramakrishna Math, and Ramakrishna Mission. The day is also observed by various NGOs.
Why is National Youth Day celebrated?

To encourage and inspire the youth of the country to embark on a successful journey, the National Youth Day is celebrated.

Vivekananda’s ‘unforgettable’ speech

On Sept 11, 1893, Swami Vivekananda had created history by his soul-stirring address at World Parliament of Religions in Chicago.

He had said, “It fills my heart with joy unspeakable to rise in response to the warm and cordial welcome which you have given us. I thank you in the name of the most ancient order of monks in the world. I thank you in the name of the mother of religions andn i thank you in the name of millions and millions of Hindu people of all classes and sects.”
Who is Swami Vivekananda?

Swami Vivekananda was born on January 12, 1863 into an aristocratic family in West Bengal. His original name was Narendra Nath Datta.

He founded the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. He passed away on July 4, 1902 at the age of 39 at Belur Math near Kolkata in West Bengal.

Swami Vivekananda emphasised yoga, meditation and abstinence while speaking out powerfully against the curse of poverty, prejudice and discrimination.

He was the main force behind the introduction of Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the western world.

He was credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion in the late 19th century.

What Dr Manmohan Singh said on Vivekananda’s birth anniversary?

Last year, on January 12, Sunday, the former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh had said, “I urge every young Indian, irrespective of faith and religion, to be inspired by such a man as they build their own future.”

“Let us, in all humility, imbibe these lessons from Swami Vivekananda… learn to be tolerant of one another, have respect for all religions. India’s true liberation would come when every Indian feels liberated from the scourge of poverty, ignorance and disease. India, this great motherland of ours, has much to learn from the world around us and, equally, much to teach the world,” he had said.

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Winter Evening Thoughts

​No doubt, the melancholy of winter is breathtakingly beautiful. The nights are long, days are short and the whole environment turns into tranquillity. Although the days seem to be cheerless and dark, the warmth of a blanket, a hot cup of coffee and an enchanting book couldn’t be enjoyed more that it is in winter.

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My New Year Resolution

​I hope that in this new year, I make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things. trying new things. learning. living. pushing yourself. changing yourself. changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before. and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.
So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes.

Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before.

Don’t freeze. don’t stop. don’t worry that it isn’t good enough. or it isn’t perfect. whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
So, I am gonna make mistakes.. Next year & forever

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Was !!!


They tell you that true love will smack you in the face when you least expect it, but only when you are ready. That’s exactly what happened, and the moment we met, I felt a flood of relief. That ‘thing’ that had been missing my whole life was here, and folks, some of you may scoff, but it really WAS love at first sight. We met on Facebook, and met in person at a park, and the story is true. She literally ran and jumped into my arms when we met. I knew. And I instantly wished this feeling will last forever.

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Lucky


If you’ve never had a cigarette, you won’t understand. If you’ve had the occasional casual drag or two at a party, this isn’t for you. If you’ve bought a pack, only to smoke one or two a day until you run out, then you have no idea. If you can go weeks at a time without thinking, feeling, or hungering for the sweet inhale of smoke into your lungs, then you don’t get it. If you’re any of the above, you’re lucky. You’re not an addict.