PM Modi To Virtually Inaugurate National Youth Festival TomorrowNational Youth Festival logo (Pic Via Twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 25th National Youth Festival on Wednesday (12 January) at 11 AM in Puducherry via video conferencing.

On 12 January, birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the great India philosopher and thinker, is observed as National Youth Day every year.

Briefing media persons virtually about the National Youth Festival 2022, Usha Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of Youth affairs said that the festival aims to shape the minds of India's youth and transform them into a united force for nation building.

Sharma said that this year, in view of the emerging Covid situation, the festival has been scheduled to be held virtually from 12 - 13 January.

The inauguration will be followed by the National Youth Summit which aims to galvanise, ignite, unite and activate the youth towards nation building, to unleash the true potential of India's demographic dividend.

During the summit, the youth will get an opportunity to express their views on current issues like Environment, Climate Change, SDG Led Growth, Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Indigenous and Ancient Wisdom, National Character, Nation Building among others, a Ministry of Youth Affairs release said on Tuesday (11 January).

“During the festival, the participants will have a glimpse of Auroville, Immersive City Experience of Puducherry, indigenous sport games from all across the country & folk dances etc. Other highlights of the festival include Live Musical Performance, Interactive Yoga session by Auroville and Art of Living instructors”, added the youth affairs secretary.

The secretary reiterated that the virtual festival will see a large participation from across the country.

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