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Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2024: 20 key points about Swami Vivekananda you must know

SOME key details about Swami Vivekananda Jayanti in 2024: TRENDINGNEWZZ

Swami Vivekananda:
Swami Vivekananda:

Date: The birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda will be celebrated on 12th January 2024.

Day: It will be celebrated on Friday.

Significance: It will mark the 161st birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

Theme: The central government has not yet announced a specific theme for the 2024 celebrations. Broadly, the theme will likely focus on Vivekananda’s ideas on youth, universal brotherhood, Indian culture.

Events: Various cultural programs, youth conventions, debates, competitions, social service initiatives etc are likely to be organized across India.

Main celebration: The main celebration will be held at Belur Math headquarters of Ramakrishna Mission in Kolkata.

Participants: Monks of Ramakrishna Mission, devotees of Vivekananda, social and cultural organizations, government representatives, youth groups etc.

PM’s tribute: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will offer floral tributes at the Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanyakumari.

Orations: Eminent speakers and thinkers will give speeches highlighting Vivekananda’s contributions.

Exhibitions: Photo galleries and exhibits showcasing Vivekananda’s life and teachings.

Messages: President and PM will issue messages to the nation reiterating the relevance of Vivekananda’s ideals.

Commemorative coin/stamp: Government may issue a special coin or postage stamp to mark the occasion.

Social media: Various online initiatives to spread his message, especially among youth.

20 key points about Swami Vivekananda:

1. Observed on 12th January every year to mark the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

2. He was born as Narendranath Datta on 12 January 1863 in Kolkata.

3. He was a Hindu monk and key figure in introducing Hindu philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world.

4. He was a disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and founded the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission.

5. He represented India and Hinduism at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago in 1893.

6. His famous speech there, beginning with “Sisters and brothers of America”, introduced Hinduism and is seen as a major highlight.

7. He travelled extensively in the US and UK giving lectures on Hindu philosophy, spreading awareness about Hinduism.

8. He propagated the concepts of universal brotherhood, religious tolerance and equality of religions.

9. He established the Advaita Ashrama at Mayavati in the Himalayas in 1899.

10. He inspired India’s freedom struggle with his message of spiritual strength and service to humanity.

11. His birth anniversary is celebrated with prayers, meditation, recitation of his teachings.

12. Youth camps, seminars, competitions etc are held to discuss his ideas and contributions.

13. Wreaths are offered at his statues and memorials across India.

14. His speeches and writings, especially books like ‘Karma Yoga’, ‘Raja Yoga’ are widely read and discussed.

15. His ideas on education, human empowerment continue to inspire, leading to establishments like the Ramakrishna Mission.

16. The day highlights India’s cultural and spiritual heritage as embodied by Vivekananda.

17. The government officially observes the day with events at Rashtrapati Bhavan and memorials.

18. Leaders and politicians offer tributes remembering his iconic status and message.

19. His life and message carries great significance even today and continues to inspire the youth.

20. He is viewed as an epitome of Indian culture, spirituality, social reform and nationalism.

Swami Vivekananda:
Swami Vivekananda:

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