New Delhi, Jan. 10 (Delhi Crown): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 25th National Youth Festival on January 12 in Puducherry via video conferencing.
January 12, being the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, is observed as National Youth Day.
The National Youth Festival aims to shape the minds of India’s youth and transform them into a united force for nation building.
It is one of the biggest exercises in social cohesion and intellectual & cultural integration. It aims to bring diverse cultures of India and integrate them into a united thread of ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’.
This year, in view of the emerging Covid situation, the Festival has been scheduled to be held virtually from January 12 – 13.
There will also be open discussions with Olympians & Paralympians followed by live Performance in the evening. Virtual Yoga session will be organised in the morning.
During the event, the Prime Minister will unveil selected essays on “Mere Sapno ka Bharat” and “Unsung Heroes of Indian Freedom Movement”. These essays have been selected from submissions by over 1 lakh youth on the two themes.