PM Modi to inaugurate National Youth Festival 2023 in Hubballi today

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate National Youth Festival 2023 (NYF 2023) at Hubballi today on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

The 26th National Youth Festival is being organized at Hubballi- Dharwad, Karnataka by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports in collaboration with the Government of Karnataka from 12th-16th January.

The National Youth Festival is held every year to provide exposure to our talented youth at the national level, along with galvanizing them toward nation-building. PM Modi will inaugurate it today at 4 PM.

The festival brings diverse cultures from all parts of the country on a common platform and unites the participants in the spirit of Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat.

During the five-day event, over 7500 youth delegates from all over India, recognized leaders in their field of activity, get together to engage in different learning activities. The theme of the festival this year is ‘Viksit Yuva Viksit Bharat’.

Union Minister for Youth and Sports Affairs Shri Anurag Singh Thakur said that “More than 30,000 youth will attend the inaugural function where the Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his vision with them”.

Also read: Complete details of National Youth Festival 2023.

The event will take place in 4 phases. Phase 1: Mindful mornings (6 AM to 8 AM), Youth Summit (10 AM to 1 PM), Indigenous Sports Awareness (2:30 PM to 5 PM), and Cultural Celebrations (7 PM onwards).

Activities in the festival include (1) Discussions on relevant themes like Student Centric governance and Digital India. Domain leaders and other experts will engage in lively discussions with elected representatives about how to facilitate student-centric governance.

(2) Adventure sports activities like Scuba diving and Mountaneering are included. (3) Exhibitions of traditional sports like Kalaripayatu (Kerala), Silambam (Tamil Nadu), Gatka (Punjab), and Mallakhamba (Maharashtra) are being organized.

Competitive cultural events like Folk dance and Folk songs are organized where troupes from different states participate. Interesting non-competitive events include the social development fair ‘Yuva Kriti’. ‘Adventure Festival’, ‘Suvichar’, ‘Young artists camp’ among others.

The Youth Summit will include two-way discussions on the following themes: 1) Future of Work, Industry, Innovation, and 21st Century Skills 2) Climate change and disaster risk reduction 3) Peacebuilding and Reconciliation, 4) Shared future youth in democracy, and governance, 5) Health and Well Being.

This year the festival is being celebrated as Green Youth Festival where only reusable Cutlery, Napkins, etc are being used. All the mementos, medals, and stationery are of reusable material. Water refilling stations are set up to reduce the use of disposables.

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