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Modi, Rahul pay tributes to Vivekananda on birth anniversary

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Modi and were among the leaders who today paid tributes to on his birth anniversary, which is also celebrated as

"I bow to on his Jayanti. Today, on I salute the and enthusiasm of our youngsters, who are the builders of New India," Modi said on

Gandhi invoked Vivekananda to say that it was duty of all to encourage everyone in their struggle to live up to their own highest idea and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to truth.

"My tributes to on his birth anniversary. #NationalYouthDay," he said on the micro-blogging site.

said he bowed before the "youth force" of the country as he tweeted a picture of Vivekananda.

Congress' also invoked Vivekananda's message of "arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached" as he paid respect to the spiritual leader.

"I bow before India's great saint, symbol of harmony and source of inspiration for the youth on his birth anniversary," Surjewala tweeted.

Swami Vivekananda was born on this day in 1863 in Kolkata. He passed away on July 4, 1902 at the age of 39.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 16:15 IST