Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

PM to inaugurate 27th National Youth Festival at Nashik, Maharashtra on 12th January

Prime Minister will address one lakh Youth participants on National Youth Day : Shri Anurag Singh Thakur

Volunteers to conduct information dissemination about Government schemes

Posted On: 11 JAN 2024 8:31PM by PIB Delhi

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 27th National Youth Festival at Nashik, Maharashtra on 12th January and will address the youth of the nation.

Union Minister Shri Anurag Singh Thakur said that on the occasion of 161st anniversary of Swami Vivekanand Ji 27th National Youth Festival is being celebrated in Nashik, Maharashtra.  12th January is celebrated as National Youth Day.

He further added that thousands of Youth from all the States and Union territories of the country have gathered here in the City of Kumbh.

He also informed that the National Youth Festival will be inaugurated tomorrow by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in the presence of Chief Minister of Maharashtra . He further said that Prime Shri Narendra Modi will address around one lakh Youth  participants. He added that the event will showcase the Youth power of the country and Youth of the country  will take a vow to make India developed by the year 2047, which will be the 100th year of Indian independence.

This year, National Youth Day will be celebrated by all field organisations of the Department of Youth Affairs in districts pan-India in collaboration with multiple Government departments. ‘MY Bharat’ volunteers throughout the country, with support from NSS units, NYKS and many educational institutions will coordinate their energies to carry out activities to volunteer for India. Youth Clubs will also bring their vibrant energy to the celebration, ensuring a truly inclusive atmosphere. More than 88,000 volunteers will participate in the campaign.

Volunteers are registered for these events through MY Bharat digital platform ( Road safety awareness events will be conducted at major cities and 750 districts headquarters of the country on 12th January. Trained Road Safety volunteers will be flagged off by Central/State Ministers, local MPs or MLAs, marking a commitment to building a safer tomorrow through an intensive campaign. These volunteers will be deployed to assist in handling traffic in traffic choke points and also conduct road safety awareness activities.

Volunteers will also be visiting Anganwadi centres for story telling sessions for children and will be conducting information dissemination about Government schemes.

12th of January 2024 marks the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, and is celebrated as National Youth Day. The Department of Youth Affairs is gearing up for National Youth Day, with a unique and expansive approach designed to engage and empower every corner of the country's young demographic.

Across 763 districts of the country, a district level mega program on National Youth Day 2024 will begin with a reverent floral tribute to Swami Vivekananda.

A cultural program showcasing the diverse cultural heritage of the district and talents of the youth with the participation of winners of Yuva Utsav as well as teams/individuals from the host institutions shall also be presented at the end of the program.

The partner Ministries and their district level offices will set-up stalls with various exhibitions/ activities/ enrolment/ awareness drives on 12th January 2024 alongside the mega program at the venue focusing on Traffic Awareness, Nutrition & Diet, Products of KVIC startups, PMEGP beneficiaries etc. All the above events are being created at district level on the digital MY Bharat platform so as to improve youth outreach. Such event generation ensures that each district's unique character and youth aspirations are reflected in the outdoor activities.

Youth across India can indicate interest in participating in activities nearest to them. They can also upload photos and media of their participation on the MY Bharat platform.




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