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National Youth Day celebrated in Kuwait

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
National Youth Day celebrated in Kuwait

Embassy of India in Kuwait celebrated National Youth Day today, Wednesday January 22nd, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs Shri V Muraleedharan was the Chief Guest at the celebrations and delivered the ‘Annual Swami Vivekananda Address’ virtually. In his address on the theme 'Swami Vivekananda: An Eternal Youth Icon', Hon’ble Minister recalled that Swami Vivekananda through his life and teachings energized the youth of India, made them aware of India’s civilizational ethos and unleashed their creative energies. He stressed on Swamiji's open, rationalist and optimistic outlook of world and urged the Indian youth and children in Kuwait to follow Swamiji’s inspiring example. He also highlighted that with the vision and leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji, it is the constant endeavour of the Government of India to extend all support to Indian diaspora in these difficult times of Covid 19 pandemic and at the same time continue to connect with them to be stakeholders in our efforts to create an Aatmanirbhar Bharat.

Ambassador Shri Sibi George delivered the welcome address and paid rich tributes to the inspiring life of Swami Vivekananda. He also paid floral tributes at the portrait of Swamiji. Ambassador thanked the Hon’ble Minister for his Address to the community and also for the care and support he extends to the Indian community in Kuwait

particularly during the difficult times of Covid 19 pandemic.

"Swami Vivekananda was a colossal figure in our nation’s history who played a leading role in bringing about a new awakening in India. Swami Vivekananda emphasized on the ideals of service and renunciation among the youth of India," Ambassador said in his welcome speech. Ambassador Shri Sibi George also mentioned an article published by on the occasion of National Youth Day, written by Ms. Sai Harshita Adivi, in his speech.

Ambassador also thanked Hon’ble Minister for his support to the Indian students in Kuwait and for allotting Kuwait as the first center outside India for NEET examination which helped many students.

The event was live streamed on Embassy’s social media platforms, which saw participation of large numbers of community members.

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