MLA Pankaj Pushkar's address to the youth was an oration declaring the similarity in the issues that the youth faces today and the issues faced by Narendra Dutta. "So, idolising him as the face of a single religion is incorrect", he said while addressing the students at the Vivekananda Youth Summit 2018. Our strides in space will help our citizens and will enhance our development journey, the Prime Minister said. But, we have the opportunity to fulfill the dreams of the great men and women who devoted their lives for our freedom.We have to create India that our freedom fighters dreamt of.
"We are a country of youth and its time that we start a people's movement towards a developed and prosper India", he added. As 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, the Government of India made a decision to observe the birthday of Swami Vivekananda (12 January) as National Youth Day every year from 1985 onwards, he added. "They should be encouraged to become the ones who innovate".More news: Reuben Foster arrested for marijuana possession in Alabama
He also said that while patience was a virtue, it should not stop the youth from coming up with innovative ideas for the benefit of the country and society.
He also urged the people to make sports an integral part of their lives. Coinciding with the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the five-day youth festival commences today at Gautam Buddha University in Greater Noida.More news: Chelsea's £1bn stadium plan could be derailed by family dispute
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tributes to Swami Vivekananda on his 155th birth anniversary, celebrated as the "National Youth Day".More news: Come Fly With Us, India Tells Foreign Investors