Swami Vivekananda Youth Employment Week

Swami Vivekananda Youth Employment Week

Swami Vivekananda Youth Employment Week
Date April 2012
Location Gujarat
Organized by Gujarat government
Headed by Narendra Modi
Commemoration Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary
Website .in.narendramodiwww

Swami Vivekananda Youth Employment Week was a weeklong youth employment festival organized in 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda celebrations in the state.

Selection process

Directorate of Employment and Training played a catalytic role by interacting with private sector industries on the job opportunities and communicating the same to the youths needing employment in the industries. This event, in particular, was planned from October 2011. The officers of Directorate of Employment & Training through aegis of CII, FICCI, GCII and GIDC identified 100,000 job opportunities in skilled fields. This information was communicated to the youth in search of jobs through print media, electronic media and publicity pamphlets and banners. This campaign was held from 15-31 November 2011. Prospective employers held interviews with the applicants for jobs in the industrial estates at the taluk and district level and came out with a first list of 76,843 out of 126,610 youths. The final list of 65,000 to be employed was prepared after holding final selection interviews.[1]


In April 2012, the Gujarat government held "Swami Vivekananda Youth Employment Week" from 9 to 15 April 2012 in which they provided jobs to 65,000 youths of Gujarat.[2] The Chief Minister of the state Swami Vivekananda.[3]

In the inaugural speech, Modi discussed and analysed the issues of contemporary Indian society such as youth unemployment, unrest in society, attack on Indian cultures and so forth. He gave assurances that Gujarat government would work to support the people of Gujarat and help them to earn their living.[4] He also commemorated the life, works and ideals of Swami Vivekananda, and said, "Through this campaign, the state government aims at motivating youths so that they imbibe Swamiji’s message, prove their inner strength and work for taking their country ahead."[3]


In October 2012, Indian social activist Rohit Prajapati filed a [2]

National Youth Day

Apart from the Youth Employment Week, the National Youth Day is also observed every year on January 12, marking the Birthday of Swami Vivekananda. Its observation was initiated from 1985 when the Government of India declared and issued orders to this effect.[5]


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External links

  • Official website