Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

PM to address valedictory function of 2nd National Youth Parliament Festival on 12 January

Three national winners of the Festival will get an opportunity to express their views during the event

Posted On: 10 JAN 2021 3:45PM by PIB Delhi

 

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will address the valedictory function of the second National Youth Parliament Festival on 12th January 2021 at 10:30 AM via video conferencing. Three national winners of the Festival will also express their views during the event. Lok Sabha Speaker, Union Education Minister and Union MoS (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports will also be present on the occasion.

National Youth Parliament Festival

The objective of National Youth Parliament Festival is to hear the voice of youth between 18 and less than 25 years of age, who will join various careers in coming years, including public services.National Youth Parliament Festival (NYPF) is based on the idea given by Prime Minister in his Mann Ki Baat Address on 31st December 2017. Taking inspiration from the idea of  Prime Minister, the first NYPF 2019 was organised from 12 January to 27 February 2019 at District, State & National level with the theme “Be the Voice of New India and Find solutions and Contribute to Policy”. A total of 88,000 youth participated in the program. 56 State Awardees and 728 finalists from 28 States participated in National Youth Parliament on 26th Feb. 2019 at New Delhi. On 27th February, 2019, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi  awarded the Top 3 winners of the first National Youth Parliament Festival, who also got an opportunity to share their thoughts in presence of the Prime Minister.

In order to continue with the same spirit and objective, with enhanced enthusiasm, the 2nd National Youth Parliament Festival 2021 was launched on 23rd December 2020 through virtual mode which was witnessed by more than 23 Lac youth and stakeholders across the country at district, state and national level.

This was followed by organization of District Youth Parliaments which were conducted through Virtual mode from 24-29 December 2020 . In this, 2.34 Lac youth (18-25 years) from 698 Districts of all Sates and UTs in India participated through 150 venues. It was followed by State Youth Parliaments through virtual mode from 01 to 05 January 2021 in which 1st and 2nd winners from participating districts numbering 1,345 took part. During District and State Youth Parliaments, the participants deliberated maximum for 4 minutes on the given topics and were adjudged winners by a five Member Jury.

The Finals of National Youth Parliament Festival, 2021 will be held in the Central Hall of the Parliament on 11th January, 2021. 84 winners from States/ Union Territories will get an opportunity to be present in the Central Hall of Parliament before the Lok Sabha Speaker; Deputy Chairman of  Rajya Sabha along with Minister (IC), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and other dignitaries.  29 National winners will get an opportunity to speak before the National Jury comprising of Ms. Roopa Ganguly, MP, Rajya Sabha,; Shri Parvesh Sahib Singh,  MP; Lok Sabha and Shri Prafulla Ketkar, an eminent journalist.

The  Prime Minister will address the Valedictory Function of National Youth Parliament Festival, 2021 on 12th January, 2021. The first three winners will get opportunity to speak before Prime Minister. The Prime Minister  will also interact with the youth on the occasion.

National Youth Festival

National Youth Festival is celebrated every year from 12th to 16th January. 12th January being the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, is observed as National Youth Day. This year, NYPF is also being organized along with the National Youth Festival.

The objective of the National Youth Festival is to bring youth of the country together to showcase their talents; provide them an arena, by creating a mini-India, where youth interact in formal and informal settings and exchange their social and cultural uniqueness. It is also to promote national integration, spirit of communal harmony, brotherhood, courage and adventure. The basic aim is to propagate the spirit, essence and concept of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.

Due to COVID-19, the 24th National Youth Festival is being held in virtual mode. ‘YUVAAH – Utsah Naye Bharat Ka’ is the theme of this year’s festival, which suggests, the youth bring alive the celebration of New India. The opening ceremony of the 24th National Youth Festival and the closing ceremony of 2nd National Youth Parliament Festival will both take place on 12th January, 2021 in the Central Hall of Parliament. Closing ceremony of the 24th National Youth Festival will take place in Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi on 16th January, 2021.

 

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