Raipur, January 12, 2022

 ‘National Youth Day’

Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday paid floral tributes to the portrait of the great philosopher and world famous spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary—which is observed as ‘National Youth Day’—at his residence office here. Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey was also present on the occasion.

Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said on the occasion that Swami Vivekananda ji’s thoughts have given a new direction to the entire society. He showed the country and the world the path to serve mankind through his preaching and eloquent lectures. His famous sayings like “utho, Jaago aur tab tak nahi ruko jab tak lakshya prapt na ho jaye” (Arise, wake up and don’t stop till the goal is achieved) continues to inspire youth and fill them with new energy even today.

“It is a matter of honor and pride for Chhattisgarh that Swami Vivekananda spent most of his life in Raipur after Calcutta. He spent his childhood in Budhapara here. In a bid to preserve and give a face-lift to his invaluable memories, the state government is developing Swamiji’s residence, Rai Bahadur Bhootnath De Bhawan, as a memorial. The Budha Talab of Raipur is now known as Vivekananda Sarovar and the Vivekananda ji’s meditation posture idol installed here introduces the future generation to his glorious history”, said Mr. Baghel.

He added that the Airport at Nava Raipur named after Vivekananda ji, introduces Swamiji’s association with Raipur all over the world. The incredible legacy of Swamiji’s thoughts which he handed down to us at the young age of forty-nine years is important and relevant even today. His invaluable thoughts and teachings will continue to encourage upcoming generations.