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Nation celebrates Swami Vivekananda Jayanti today

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Nation is observing the 155th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, one of the greatest spiritual leaders of India, on Friday.

had introduced Indian philosophies of and yoga to the western world.

On Jayanti today paid his respects to one of the greatest Indian philosophers and said, "My tributes to on In honour of this great scholar, monk and nation builder, we commemorate this day as Youth Day."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to Twitter, and through a video message, said, "I bow to Swami Vivekananda on his Jayanti. Today, on National Youth Day I salute the indomitable energy and enthusiasm of our youngsters, who are the builders of New India."

Swami Vivekananda became popular in the western world after his famous speech at the in 1893. He was also the chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic and founder of the Math and the Mission.

He was considered a major force in the revival of Hinduism in and bringing it to the status of a major world in the late 19th century.

Swami Vivekananda birthday is also observed as Youth Day in the country.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 09:55 IST