New Delhi (India): President of India Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended greetings to countrymen on the occasion of Vivekananda Jayanti on Tuesday.
The President tweeted, “My humble tributes to Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary. Inspiration for the entire humanity, for the youth, in particular, he revitalized India’s spiritual heritage and brought it a center stage in the global arena. His teachings continue to inspire all of us.”
In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promoted NamoApp and said, “This Vivekananda Jayanti, there’s a creative effort on the NaMo App that lets you share your thoughts and a personalized message. Let us spread Swami Vivekananda’s dynamic thoughts and ideas far and wide!”
In a personalized digital greeting card, PM Modi shared a quote by Swami Vivekananda.
“I have faith in my country, and especially in the youth of my country”, a quote by Swami Vivekananda shared by PM Modi.
In the card, PM Modi wrote, “Remembering the great Swami Vivekananda on his Jayanti. In thought and action, he personified the best of India’s culture and ethos. He has unwavering faith in India’s youth.”
The nation is observing the 158th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, one of the greatest spiritual leaders of India.
Swami Vivekananda had introduced Indian philosophies of Vedanta and yoga to the western world.
Swami Vivekananda became popular in the western world after his famous speech at the World’s Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893. He was also the chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna and founder of the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission.
He was considered a major force in the revival of Hinduism in India and bringing it to the status of major world religion in the late 19th century.
Swami Vivekananda’s birthday is also observed as National Youth Day in the country — ANI