Swami Vivekananda Birth Anniversary: Swami Vivekananda’s name is recorded in history as a scholar who considered the service of humanity to be his paramount religion. Swami Vivekananda, an Indian monk who made international headlines due to his fluent speech at the Dharma Sabha in Chicago, USA, was born on 12 January 1863 in Bengal. Swami Vivekananda became very popular, especially among the youth due to his vigorous and unassuming speeches. For this reason, the entire nation celebrates his birthday as ‘Youth Day’.
He established the Ramakrishna Mission in 1897 to serve humanity and philanthropy. This mission was named after Vivekananda after his guru Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.
A series of other important events recorded on the date of January 12 in the history of the country are as follows: –
1708: Shahu was made the Maratha ruler.
1757: The British rulers captured Bandel of West Bengal from the Portuguese.
1863 : Birth of Swami Vivekananda.
1931: The birth of Ahmed Faraz, the famous Urdu poet of Pakistan.
1934: Revolutionary Suryasena, who was fighting for India’s independence, was hanged by the British.
1976: Famous detective novelist Agatha Christie dies.
1984: Announcement to celebrate Swami Vivekananda’s birthday as National Youth Day.
1991: The US Parliament approved military action against Iraq.
2008: Hundreds of shops were damaged in a fierce fire in Kolkata market.
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