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151st Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda celebrated worldwide

Jan 14, 2014 15:20 IST

The 151st birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda was celebrated on 12 January 2014. The celebrations marked the culmination of year-long ceremonies.

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Birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda is now celebrated as National Youth Day every year.


The Vedanta Society of Korea also celebrated Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary. The event, 'Vivek 150', included Vivekananda Yoga Olympiad, a speech contest, and an exhibition on Swami Vivekananda's life and message. The event was organised at Sookmyung University.


He was the disciple of Saint Ramakrishna and went on to set up the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission in 1897.

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Who: Swami Vivekananda

What: Birth anniversary

When: 12 January

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