National Youth Day
Youth are the future of mankind and should be celebrated. In different parts of the globe, young people are celebrated and honored throughout the year. The Indian government established National Youth Day in 1984 to give attention to young people in the culture. National Youth Day in India is observed on January 12. This is to honor Swami Vivekananda’s birthday. He was an important figure in India’s 19th century history and believed in the power youth have. Swami Vivekananda was a promoter of ideals and philosophies that could be inspiring and for the youth in India. The United Nations declared International Youth Day in 1999. This is an international holiday that celebrates young people. Tell them how important they are to you and how proud of them they are. Encourage them to continue to work hard and affirm the positive qualities they possess. Many non-profit organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Boys & Girls Club of America, YMCA and First Place for Youth need volunteers to help with tutoring, programming, or just spending extra time with children who are in dire need. There may be opportunities to volunteer at your local school. Parents, teachers, and youth leaders may have the opportunity to host an event to celebrate National Youth Day. You could gather special young people at school to host an awards ceremony celebrating their achievements. You can also host a party with snacks and music as a school assembly to celebrate the day. This will let students know that you appreciate them.