Nation celebrates birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda today
- Swami Vivekananda introduced the world to the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga.
- He became popular in the western world after his famous speech at the World's Parliament of Religions held in Chicago in 1893.
- Vivekananda was the chief disciple of the 19th-century mystic Ramakrishna Paramhansa and He was the founder of the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission.
- Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary is also celebrated as National Youth Day in the country.