The Nation is celebrating birth anniversary of youth Icon Swami Vivekananda today. One of the greatest spiritual leaders of India, Swami Vivekananda introduced the world to the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga.
He became popular in the western world after his famous speech at the World’s Parliament of Religions held in Chicago in 1893. Vivekananda was the chief disciple of the 19th-century mystic Ramakrishna Paramhansa. He was the founder of the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission.
Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary is also celebrated as National Youth Day in the country.
President, Vice President and Prime Minister today paid tributes to Swami Vivekananda on his Birth Anniversary.