New Delhi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tribute to Swami Vivekananda on his 156th birth anniversary.
‘Tributes to Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary. In honour of this great scholar, monk and nation builder, we commemorate this day as National Youth Day. The ideals and vision of Swami Vivekananda continue to shape the minds of generations,’ the President tweeted.
Paying tribute to Swami Vivekananda, the Vice President said, ‘my tributes to one of the tallest sons of India, Swami Vivekananda, who was a spiritual teacher and an embodiment of Hindu culture on his birth anniversary, today.’
‘Swami Vivakananda was a social reformer and was against religious dogmas. He believed in the uplift of humanity, irrespective of caste or creed and emphasized the importance of spiritualism for the survival and progress of mankind.
‘We need to popularise the teachings of Swami Vivekananda among the younger generation so that they realise and assimilate the greatness of India’s culture, spiritual heritage and traditions,’the vice President tweeted.
‘On the National Youth Day, celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. I call up on the youth of India to take active participation in nation building.
‘Read and Understand what Shri Vivekananda had said and wanted the youth of the nation to do. Awake, Arise and Stop Not till the goal is reached,’ the Vice-President tweeted.
Prime minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute to Swami Vivekananda. ‘Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached. Remembering these powerful words, and the rich thoughts of the venerable Swami Vivekananda on his Jayanti. He emphasised on the ideals of service and renunciation. His belief in Yuva Shakti was unwavering,’ Mr Modi tweeted.
‘The thoughts and ideals of Swami Vivekananda inspire and energise crores of Indians, particularly our youth. It is from him that we draw the motivation of building an India that is strong, vibrant, inclusive and an India that takes global leadership in several areas,’ the Prime Minister tweeted.