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National Youth Day : 12 January

National Youth Day : 12 January

National Youth Day or Yuva Diwas is observed on 12 January across India.

The day is celebrated every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

The theme of the National Youth Day 2020 is "Channelizing Youth Power for Nation Building".

It aims to inspire the youth generations and to educate them to behave properly in society.

The main aim of the celebration of the Youth day is to propagate the philosophy and the ideals of Swami Vivekananda for which he lived and worked.

The Indian Government first declared to celebrate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda as National Youth Day in 1984. Since then from 12 January 1985, it is celebrated as National Youth Day all over the country.