National Youth Day

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Prime Minister of India will inaugurate the 26th National Youth Festival in Hubballi, Karnataka on 12 January 2023.

Why in news?

  • The National Youth Festival is being held on National Youth Day, which is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, to honour and cherish his ideals, teachings, and contributions.
  • Since 1985, the Indian Government is celebrating the birthday of Swami Vivekananda as National Youth Day. 


Key facts about National Youth Festival 2023

  • Theme of the festival 2023: Viksit Yuva Viksit Bharat.
  • During this unique five-day event, over 7500 youth delegates from all over India, recognized leaders in their field of activity, get together to engage in different learning activities.
  • Activities in the festival include 
    • Discussions on relevant themes like Student Centric governance and Digital India.            
    • Adventure sports activities like scuba diving are included. Exhibitions of traditional sports like Kalaripayatu (Kerala), Silambam (Tamil Nadu), Gatka (Punjab), and Mallakhamb (Maharashtra) are being organized. 
    • Competitive cultural events like folk dance and folk song are organized where troupes from different states participate. 
    • Interesting non-competitive events include the social development fair ‘Yuva Kriti’. ‘Adventure Festival’, ‘Suvichar’, ‘Young artists camp’ among others.
    • Many events in the festival will be live-streamed across the nation so that crores of young people can also be engaged with the entire festival.
    • This year the festival is being celebrated as Green Youth Festival where only reusable cutlery, napkins etc are being used.


Source: Stage set for the grand opening of the 26th National Youth Festival.