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Greetings on the occasion of National Youth Day

January 12, 2018 • Srinivasu Chakravarthula

January 12th, is observed as National Youth Day. There are a lot of things that youth should learn from Swami Vivekananda. Here is a quick video message from me.

In this video I talked about how we should be dedicated, committed and situations when we should cosnsider switching jobs.

Let’s take Swami Vivekananda as a role model and build a successful life.

Best wishes,

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Greetings on the occasion of National Youth Day – birthday of Swami Vivekananda

January 12, 2017 • Srinivasu Chakravarthula


You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
-Swami Vivekananda

Absolutely true. Guru, parents or anyone can only guide a person to the right direction but it’s only responsibility of an individual to grab right knowledge, set right mindset and grab all possible opportunities to grow.

We read several books with an intention to grow our knowledge or learn new things; but what we also need to do is interpret what we are reading.

Starting today, we I’ll resume writing my interpretation of a few quotes of Swami Vivekananda.

Swami Vivekananda is certainly an inspiration to youth and we all have so many things to learn from him. He has rightly said there is no powerful tool to success than hardwork.

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.

Quote from Government of India’s communication on declaring Swami Vivekananda’s birthday as National Youth Day:

it was felt 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.

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12th January – birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

January 12, 2016 • Srinivasu Chakravarthula

Everything that is excellent will come when this sleeping soul is aroused to self conscious activity

12th January is a birthday of Swami Vivekanda, a person with inspiration, a person who have created path to lead a successful life, a great teacher to youth.

Teachings of Swami Vivekananda shows path to lead a successful and meaningful life.

Beginning of 1984, India has declared Swami Vivekananda’s birthday as National Youth Day [External link]~

What Gandhiji said captures the great importance of spreading Swami Vivekananda’s ideas and ideals among the youth in our country today. He personified the eternal energy of the youth and their restless quest for truth. It is entirely fitting that the Government of India has declared 12th January, the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, as National Youth Day. We must work to rekindle the eternal message of this great patriot and son of India.
– The Prime Minister of India on 12th January, 2013

There was a great response when Swami began his speech at Chicago as “Brothers and Sisters of America”. Below is video of his speech at Chicago.

Read Full text of Swami Vivekananda’s speech at Chicago [PDF]

I personally have learnt several things by reading his literature, watching videos. Some of them are “try again and again until you succeed” and “Be good and do good”.

Though Swmi is not in our midst, I’m sure his teachings will continue to inspire, guide and encourage all of us and let’s make sure we spread the word of his teachings.

I believe everyone should spend at least sometime (specially during school ae) reading Swami Vivekanda’s teachings, quotes and in fact, it should be made as part of school curriculum.

I would also like to thank our brother K Gunyaneshwara Rao, who have introduced me to teachings of Swami.

With sincere tributes to Swami Vivekanda