National Youth Day in India 2022, Theme, History, Celebrations

National Youth Day 2022 is on 12th January 2022. This event is also known as Vivekananda Jayanti and is celebrated every year in India on 12 January since 1985. The date of National Youth Day in India is on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, who was a Hindu monk and philosopher.
The purpose of Youth Day is to highlight the issues that are affecting youth and also to attain the attention of the national and international community to resolve these issues. This special day also admires the role of young people in the development of society and technology. In the pandemic COVID-19, the young generation made the people aware of precautionary measures against this virus. They also spread out the information about social distancing and hand washing, etc. on social media during this disease voluntarily.

Theme

Transforming food systems
Youth innovation for human and planetary health

This theme of National Youth Day in India 2022 reveals that the meaningful participation of young people is quite necessary to achieve the fruitful results of the agenda of the United Nations.
Increasing population requires developed food generating resources to fulfill the future requirements of healthy food. Other alarming issues like poverty, health care, biodiversity, and climate change, etc. are a big challenge of the near future. All these problems can’t be handled without youth support. It is time to engage young people in overcoming these challenges. The young people should involve themselves in resolving these issues.

History of National Youth Day

In 1984 the Indian Government decided to celebrate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda as National Youth Day. The ideals and philosophy of Swami Vivekananda are great inspirational for Indian youth.
In 1998, The World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth recommended this day for the UN. The United Nations adopted 12 August of every year as International Youth Day to promote better awareness of the World Programme of Action for Youth. The UN aims to engage young people in promoting peace and brotherhood. 18 world countries commemorate this day according to their own specific date. In respect to acknowledge the services of Swami Vivekananda for youth India declared the date of 12 January for the celebrations of this day after the birthday of Swami Vivekananda.

Celebrations of National Youth Day in India

The colorful celebrations of National Youth Day are held in educational institutions, schools, colleges and universities. These celebrations include Yogasanas, seminars, presentations, sports and essay writing competitions.

Activities

  • Be the part of activity promoting this day
  • Deliver a speech about youth problems and their solutions at a proper forum.
  • Contact your local radio station to conduct a program about youth on this day.
  • Organize young people meetings and ask them to play their role in the implementation of theme-based activities.
  • Aware the young people through discussions and further activities to be a part of non-violence.
  • Arrange a musical concert in your college university or any other place.

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