National Youth Day – 2018

Dept. of Community Health Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing, MAHE, Manipal, observed National Youth Day 2018 at U S Nayak High School, Patla on 12th January 2018.

January 13, 2018

National Youth Day is observed in India on January 12 on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda.
In 1984 the Government of India declared the day as the ‘National Youth Day’ and since 1985 the event is celebrated in India every year. Swami Vivekananda was a great person who always believed in the youth power to lead and nourish the historical culture of the country. Philosophies, teachings and ideas of Swami Vivekananda are the great cultural and traditional assets of India. Youth is the most important part of the country who lead the country ahead, that’s why youths are selected to be inspired first by the ideas and ideals of Swami Vivekananda. So, the National Youth Day is celebrated every year to encourage and inspire the honourable youths of our country. Schools and colleges are delightfully adorned to enthusiastically celebrate the event. 

The programme commenced with a prayer song followed by the welcome speech by Ms. Fiona D’souza, 4th year BSc Nursing student. Chief Guest of the programme was Mr. Annaya Nayak, Secretary, Rural Education Society, Udupi. In his inaugural address he pointed out major incidents happened in the life of Swami Vivekanda. He also stressed the importance of following the words of Vivekananda to inculcate the moral values among young generation.

The programme was presided by Mr. Srikant Prabhu, Principal, U S Nayak High School, Patla. In the presidential address, Mr.Prabhu pointed the need of moral values among young generation by quoting the words of Vivekananda. Students of 4th year B.Sc(N) performed a skit on ‘MORAL VALUES FOR YOUTH’, which was followed by inspirational songs and games. Around 150 students of various classes and 12 teachers of the school attended the programme. Ms. Jovita, 4th year BSc Nursing student compered the programme. The programme was coordinated by Mr. Vinish V, Lecturer, Manipal College of Nursing, MAHE, Manipal.