Some people stay alive even after death and are remembered as Legends. Today ( January 12) is a day which is celebrated in the name of one of such legends: Swami Vivekananda.
We strongly believe that there is no need to provide any intro about this great personality. As, not only in India, Swami Vivekananda is an acclaimed personality across the globe. In India, this day is celebrated as the ‘National Youth Day’ in order to observe Vivekananda’s Birth Anniversary (January 12, 1863).
On this special occasion, EeYuva made an attempt to pay tribute to the intellectual and spiritual dynamo. The below are the few extracts about Swami Vivekananda uttered by some famous personalities from the Indian history.
Subhas Chandra Bose
The patriotic hero of India, Subhas Chandra Bose was deeply inspired by Swami Vivekananda’s teachings. Netaji was around fifteen years old when he was influenced by Swamiji’s literary works, which continued till his last breath.
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
The first and most acclaimed leader of the India’s freedom struggle applauded Swami Vivekananda’s works of preaching Hinduism across the world. Tilak says “It was Swami Vivekananda who took on his shoulders this stupendous task of establishing the glory of Hinduism in different countries across the borders.” Also, Bal Gangadhar has a memorable event of his life – Him meeting Swamiji in person in 1892.
The Nobel Laureate in literature has a great admiration towards Narendranath Datta. Speaking about Vivekananda, Tagore once told, “If you want to know India, study Vivekananda. In him everything is positive and nothing negative.”
Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, also called as Rajaji, was one of the first recipients of Bharat Ratna and also the first Indian Governor General of India. The Independence activist stated that the country owe everything to Vivekananda.
The first Prime Minister of India and acclaimed personality in Indian politics had delivered public lectures on Swami Vivekananda in various occasions.
Sri Aurobindo Ghose
Sri Aurobindo was one of the influenced leaders in the history of Indian Freedom Movement. He later became a spiritual guru and worked on introducing his visions on spiritual evolution.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
The extremely notable personality in Indian Freedom Struggle and in Indian Politics once said, “Surely Swami Vivekananda’s writing needs no introduction from anybody. They make their own irresistible appeal.”
“Give Me Hundred Energetic Young Men And I Shall Transform India,” said Swami Vivekananda.
So Dear Youngsters, Believe In Your Strengths And Be One Of Those.