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Swami Vivekananda birth anniversary special: PM to inaugurate National Youth Festival

Today, January 12, on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s 159th birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch and address the 25th National Youth Festival.

PM Modi has sought proposals for his address from young people around the country. According to the Prime Minister’s office, some of the proposals may be included in the Prime Minister’s address.

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Youth from every district in India will participate in the event.

According to an official statement, the National Youth Festival intends to “galvanise, ignite, unify, and empower the youthful populace toward nation-building” in order to “unleash the actual potential of the demographic dividend.”

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A National Youth Summit will be held as part of the celebration on January 13, 2022, with the goal of uniting India’s varied cultures under the banner of “Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat.”

Idea exchange Youth Summit sessions with local and international celebrities and experts will be organised to distribute information and shape intelligence, according to the statement.

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Meanwhile, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked associated schools to mark “National Youth Day” and “Swami Vivekananda’s Birth Anniversary” in an online or offline format.

“Through online/offline means, all CBSE affiliated schools may commemorate January 12, 2022, as “National Youth Day” and “Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda,” according to the board.

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In honour of Swami Vivekananda, the board has requested schools to have a special assembly, speeches, debate, and cultural programmes.

Also, in other events, today, January 12, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually inaugurate 11 medical institutes in Tamil Nadu.

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In addition to the medical schools, the Central Institute of Classical Tamil will open a new campus in Chennai.

According to an official release, the new medical institutions are expected to cost roughly Rs 4,000 crore, with the Centre contributing around Rs 2,145 crore and the Tamil Nadu government covering the remainder.

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