Today is the anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's birth. Swami Vivekananda's ideas transformed people's perspectives. On January 12, 1863, Swami Vivekananda was born in Kolkata.

In India, January 12 is observed as National Youth Day. Today is a day to honor young people's contributions to society.

Narendranath Dutt, a.k.a. Naren, was Swami Vivekananda's real name. He exhibited a predisposition toward spirituality at an early age.

It was felt that Swamiji's philosophy and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth