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26th NATIONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL-2023 Hubballi Dharwad

Organized by:
Government of India | Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports | Government of Karnataka | Department of Youth Empowerment & Sports | Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan | National Service Scheme

NYF 2023 at Hubballi Dharwad from 12 Jan to 16 Jan 2023

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12th January is the Birthday of Swamy Vivekananda and as a tribute to the icon, has been celebrated as the National Youth Day, from the year 1985, the International year of Youth. The first National Youth Festival was held in the year 1995 from 12th to 16th January at Bhopal. This event of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India is celebrated annually in one of the States in a joint venture mode. The youth festival aims to propagate the concept of national integration, the spirit of communal harmony, brotherhood, courage, and adventure amongst the youth by exhibiting their cultural prowess on a common platform. National Youth Festival allows youth across the country to discuss, debate, share their experience and aspirations, understand and enjoy the rich pluralistic diversities, and appreciate the underlying current of oneness and unity in these diversities.
The activities held during the festival include competitive and non-competitive Cultural events, Youth summits and plenary discussions on various themes, Indigenous sports and martial arts, Yuva Kriti-Social Development Fair, Food Festival, Young Artists’ Camp, and Adventure Sports. The presentation of the National Youth Awards also takes place during the festival.

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.
More than 7500 youth delegates representing States and UTs, NYKS, and NSS are planned take part in the five-day events showcasing their talents and exclusive culture. A microcosm of young India will converge in Hubballi- Dharwad to have joyful learning experiences, and memories for lifetime.

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.
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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.

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