Swami Vivekananda, known as Narendra Nath Datta in his pre-monastic life, was born in Kolkata. Swami Vivekananda’s inspirational personality was well known both in India as in America during the last decade of the nineteenth century. His speech at the first Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago earned him a two-minute standing ovation.
In India, Vivekananda is often considered as the patriot saint of modern India. What the saint said were words of wisdom and they still hold water in the modern times. The nation celebrates his birthday as National Youth Day.
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Vivekananda combined the ancient spiritual traditions of India with the dynamism of the West and has inspired people far and wide.
He had said once- ‘You will be nearer to Heaven through football than through the study of the Gita.’