Important Events Of January – 12

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Birth Anniversary Of Swami Vivekananda

  • Swami Vivekananda was born on January 12, 1863.
  • He was the chief disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa.
  • At birth, he was called Narendranath Datta.
  • He was the founder of Ramakrishna Mission.
  • He introduced Hindu philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga in Europe and America.
  • He brought Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the end of the 19th century.
  • Vivekananda is considered to be a major force in the revival of Hinduism in modern India.
  • He is perhaps best known for his inspiring speech beginning with “Sisters and Brothers of America”.
  • Through this he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World’s Religions at Chicago in 1893.

Death

  • He died on 4 July 1902.

National Youth Day 

  • National Youth Day is celebrated in India on 12 January on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda.
  • In 1984 the Government of India declared the day as the National Youth Day and since 1985 the event is celebrated in India every year.
  • As the Government of India had quoted and realized that ‘ the philosophy of Swamiji and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth.’

2018 Theme:

The theme of 2018  ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi.’

Birth Anniversary Of Bhagwan Das

  • Bhagwan Das was born on 12 January 1869.
  • He was an Freedom fighter, Indian Theosophist and public figure.
  • For a time he served in the Central Legislative Assembly of British India.
  • He became allied with the Hindustani Culture Society and was active in opposing rioting as a form of protest.
  • As an advocate for national freedom from the British rule, he was often in danger of reprisals from the Colonial government.
  • He was awarded Bharat Ratna in 1955.

Death: 

  • He died on 18 September 1958.

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