PM Modi to inaugurate this year’s NYF in Hubballi

Hubballi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate this year’s National Youth Festival here on January 12 on the occasion of birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
This was announced by the Union Minister for Youth and Sports Affairs Anurag Singh Thakur at a media briefing in New Delhi on Tuesday.
The 26th National Youth Festival will be held from 12 to 16 January at Hubballi- Dharwad and is being organized by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in collaboration with the Karnataka government.
Anurag Thakur said, “As we are celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the festival aims to step up the role of youth in nation building during Amrit Kaal. Therefore, it will be an endeavour to disseminate the message of ‘Panch Pran’ as espoused by the Prime Minister among the youth.”
Anurag Thakur said that India is holding the G20 Presidency this year which is a matter of great pride for every Indian. The Ministry is organizing ‘Y Talks’ throughout the country for Y(Youth)-20 activities of G-20.
The festival will set pace for Y-20 engagement across the country by sensitizing the youth about the themes of Y-20. The participants will in turn take the message and themes of Y-20 to every nook and corner of the country, he explained.
Anurag Thakur also said that the festival is being celebrated as a green festival using only biodegradable materials. The focus will be on the Prime Minister’s Mission LiFE and Green Energy, he added.
Giving details about the festival, Youth Affairs Secretary Meeta R Lochan said more than 30,000 youth will attend the inaugural function where the Prime Minister will share his vision with them.
During this unique five-day event, over 7500 youth delegates from all over India, recognized and leaders in their own field of activity, get together to engage in different learning activities. “Theme of the festival this year is Viksit Yuva Viksit Bharat,” he said.
A large number of activities with youth engagement will be organized throughout the period of the festival across the country.

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