Government Youth Festivals in India

The National Youth Festival began in 1995 as a significant activity within the National Integration Camp programme (NIC). Every year, the Government of India organises this programme in partnership with one the states and institutions such as the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) and the National Service Scheme (NSS). States are encouraged to host state, district, and block-level youth festivals in the same manner as the National Youth Festival. 

A tribute to Swami Vivekananda

The National Youth Festival in India is an annual gathering of young people that includes competitive activities. It is organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, in partnership with one of the State Governments, to honour the birth anniversary of youth icon Swami Vivekananda. As a result, it is conducted in a different state each year during National Youth Week, which runs from January 12 to January 16. By showcasing their cultural prowess on a single platform, the youth festival hopes to spread the concept of national integration, communal harmony, fraternity, courage, and adventure among the youth. This is accomplished through hosting youth gatherings across the country and encouraging them to participate in various activities. 

National Youth Festival 2022: Puducherry

The 25th National Youth Festival was hosted in Puducherry in 2022, capping off two days of knowledge dissemination, motivational presentations, and cultural feast. PM Modi also dedicated an MSME Ministry Technology Centre in Puducherry. seeks to contribute to the skilling of kids Each year, 6400 persons can be trained here. In addition, PM Modi dedicated the ‘Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Manimandapam‘ auditorium built by the Puducherry government. This auditorium, which has an open air theatre and can seat over 1000 people, would be primarily used for educational purposes.

Following the rise of COVID-19 cases across the country, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and the Puducherry Government co-hosted it as a virtual event. Union Minister Anurag Thakur, speaking at the valedictory session, urged the country’s youth to choose one area where they wanted to see change and progress and strive toward that aim. He also encouraged young people to be inspired by the lives of great persons such as Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, and Mahakavi Subramania Bharathi. The Minister urged the youth to “Arise, awake, and do not stop till the goal is attained,” citing Swami Vivekananda. An interactive video displaying the immersive experiences of Puducherry and Auroville, as well as indigenous sports and games, live music, folk dance, and sessions featuring Olympians and Paralympians, was one of the highlights. The event’s theme was “Saksham Yuva – Shashakt Yuva.” Though limited to a virtual medium. The event took on considerable significance because it coincided with the 75th anniversary of Independence, Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary, Sri Aurobindo’s 150th birth anniversary, and Subramania Bharathi’s centenary death anniversary.

Government events require a lot of protocols to be followed along with a large network internally as well as internationally. EFactor has experience of 20+ years in creating and executing government festivals meticulously. Efactor experiences include events like the Kashi corridor, Dev Deepawali, Eco Retreat Odisha, Mandu Festival, National Youth Festival, IISF Expo and a lot more. We also specialise in special tourism festivals, sporting events, cultural and landmark development and virtual experience as well.

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