Question of The Day12-01-2022

National Youth Day is observed every year on 12 January on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. In which year was he born?

Answer

Correct Answer : b ) 1863

Explanation :

Since 1985, the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda has been commemorated as National Youth Day.

The government declared January 12th as National Youth Day in 1984.

Swami Vivekananda was born on 12 January 1863 as Narendranath Dutt in Kolkata. In 1897, he founded the Ramakrishna Mission. Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was his guru. After giving a speech at the World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893, he became famous. He played an important role in introducing Yoga and Vedanta to the western world.

On July 4, 1902, he passed away in Belur Math. On the occasion of Swami Vivekananda's death anniversary, the nation pays tribute to him every year.

Hence, option (b) is correct.

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