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Celebration of National Youth Day on January 12, 2022

Jan 12, 2022

The Embassy of India in Beirut celebrated National Youth Day on January 12 at the Embassy premises. Every year this is day is commemorated on January 12 on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand, a great philosopher, spiritual leader and a youth icon.

On this auspicious occasion the Embassy organized a Table Tennis tournament, inspired by Hon’ble Prime Minister’s initiative of “Fit India Movement”. A number of Indian and Lebanese youth participated in the tournament. Prizes were given for the first, second and third spots in the boys and girls categories. The event was organized in association with prominent local philanthropic organization, Makhzoomi Foundation.

Ambassador also addressed the gathering and shared the ideals and message of Swami Vivekanand. Ambassador also recited the famous speech of Swami Vivekananda which he had given at World's Parliament of Religions at Chicago in 1893.

Youthful songs were presented by Shri Gopal Das and Shri Ritesh from the Embassy.

Earlier in the day, Ambassador and staff members of the Embassy also attended the inaugural ceremony of the 25th National Youth Festival, virtually, which was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister.

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