NYF 2023 at Hubballi Dharwad from 12 Jan to 16 Jan 2023
The present National Youth Festival is being organized in collaboration with the Karnataka State Government, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), and the National Service Scheme (NSS) at Hubballi-Dharwad.
Further, on 15/01/2023 , a historic YOGATHON is planned between 6.00 AM to 8.00 AM to create a Guinness Book of World record, by mobilizing 5 lakh people from across 31 Districts of Karnataka, along with National Youth Festival Participants. This event is to be a tribute to the deep rooted traditions of the great Indian civilization and will attempt to highlight the benefits of Yoga to the young generation, as a part of modern lifestyle.
Honourable Prime Minister has expressed his concerns about climate change. And it is our youth who have to lead the mindset change towards responsible consumption and environment protection for sustainability of our planet. Very small changes in our day-to-day activities can make a large difference to the well-being of our planet.
All the activities in this Festival have been mandated to follow the six‘R’s of waste management – Refuse, Reduce. Reuse, Repair, Recycle, Rethink. In this direction, there is a complete restriction on single use disposables at all venues. Setting up water refill kiosks, providing reusable water sippers to Participants, event collaterals and publicity materials made of recycled or sustainable materials, use of reusable cutlery in all dining areas, use of mass transport including Public transport for mobility, thrust on waste minimisation and segregated waste management are some of the green initiatives being undertaken. These are also reinforced through messaging across the venues. It is an effort to implement the pledge to conduct green festival for ensuring a green future for the next generations as our responsibility.
The youthare our present and the future. It is hoped that the participants from across the country become the messengers of sustainability when they go back and inspire others to adopt these simple changes in choices to make sustainability a way of life.