National Youth Day!

Pravin Andhale

Posted on : 12 Jan 2021

The world celebrates the great monk Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary on January 12 who worked for the betterment of society. Born on January 12, 1863, in Kolkata, swami was a chief disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and played a very important in the revival of Hinduism in India. Swami Vivekananda’s original name was Narendranath Datta. 

It was way back in 1984 that the government of India declared January 12 as National Youth Day to commemorate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, who was a social reformer, philosopher, and great thinker. And since then, the day is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Schools and colleges across the country celebrate National Youth Day with speeches, music, seminars, presentations, and competitions. 

This day also marks the birth anniversary of Rajmata Jijau

Rajmata Jijau was born on 12 January in 1598, at Sindhkhedraja in Buldhana district, Maharastra. Rajmata Jijau is mother of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the founder of the Hindvi empire. Jijau Maa Saheb was born on this day in the Bhuikot palace.  Jijau was an influential and determined woman who was an embodiment of self-respect and virtue. Famed for her fore-sight, Jijau was herself an able warrior and administrator. She passed down her quality traits to the growing #Shivaji, and instilled within him a sense of duty, courage and fortitude to overcome any hardship arising. Under her guidance and care, Shivaji developed within him a human touch that saw him harbor a great respect for all women, religious tolerance, and justice, along with the love for his country, his religion and his quest for freedom of Maharashtra. Shivaji owes his greatness to the inspiration of his mother who dedicated her life to bringing up her son to become the greatest ruler of the Maratha Empire.

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Posted on : 12 Jan 2021