National Youth Day: 12 January

The National Youth Day is celebrated across the country on 12th January. NYD 2019 is the 156th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

Known for his pragmatic approach towards spirituality, inter-faith harmony and modernization, Vivekananda is often considered an inspiration for India’s youth. Since 1985, his birth anniversary has been celebrated as National Youth Day. Vivekananda died at the young age of 39, attaining Mahasamadhi in 1902.

Some Interesting Facts on Youth in India: 

  • By 2020, India is expected to be the youngest country in the world, with a median age of 29.
  • With 64% of the population in the working age group, this will help add at least 2% points annually to the economy till 2030. 

Source- The Firstpost

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