Published: 12th January 2021
#ThrowBackToday: Remembering Swami Vivekananda on National Youth Day today
In today's #TBT, we inform you about the significance of National Youth Day and why it is celebrated on the birth anniversary of the monk Swami Vivekananda. Also, do you know what cryopreserved is?
Swami Vivekananda, who was born on January 12, 1863 in Kolkata, had great faith in the youth. "A brave, frank, clean-hearted, courageous and aspiring youth is the only foundation on which the future nation can be built," said the spiritual leader. Thus, it was in 1984 the Government of India declared January 12 as National Youth Day. So all you youngsters, follow the monk's eternal words and, "Arise, awake and stop not until the goal is reached." On the agenda today, our Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the valedictory function of the second National Youth Parliament. Also, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked educational institutions to conduct webinars, essay-writing, poetry recitation, creative-writing, online lectures and more to commemorate this day.
How would you like your body to be cryopreserved — a process of preserving the body by cooling it below the freezing point of water — after you pass over to the other side? Don't worry you won't be the first one to do so because that title goes to American professor Dr James Bedford who was cryonically preserved after his legal death on January 12, 1967. Also, he was suffering from kidney cancer which had metastasised. The psychology professor is frozen indefinitely, in hopes that in the future, the technology to bring him back to life will come up. So, care to be cryopreserved?