STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Mayor JMC, Rajinder Sharma on Thursday flagged off marathon ‘Young India Run’ in connection with the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, which is being celebrated as National Youth Day, at Mubarak Mandi complex, here.
Talking to media persons, Mayor, while terming the Swami Vivekananda as maker of modern India, said that in order to inspire youths of country towards philosophy of Swami Vivekananda, his birthday is commemorated as National Youth Day.
He said that PM Modi has termed Swami ji as his ideal for numerous schemes he has launched for welfare of youth like Skill India and emphasized that youth of Nation should be empowered so that in place of looking jobs they must provide job to others as successful entrepreneurs.
Sharma said that Swami Vivekananda was a Hindu Monk and one of the India’s greatest leaders who believed in empowering youth.
He highlighted the contribution of the great leader Swami Vivekananda and suggested students to follow the path of peace and truth.
He prompted all the youths to pledge for working sincerely towards the betterment of the society and the Nation. Youths are the most important part of the country who leads the country ahead, that’s why youths are selected to be inspired first by the ideas and ideals of the Swami Vivekananda to shape their future in positive way, he added. State President BJYM Arun Prabhat said that every year BJYM activists celebrate the National youth Day with great enthusiasm as it is the great way to wake up the eternal energy of the youths as well as their big efforts to make the country developed.