27th National Youth Festival

  • 15 Jan 2024

On 12th January, 2024, Prime Minister inaugurated the 27th National Youth Festival in Nashik, Maharashtra, marking the 161st anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and National Youth Day.

Key Points

  • Youth Empowerment: The event aimed to showcase the youth power of the nation and encourage a commitment to make India developed by 2047, the 100th year of Indian independence.
  • National Youth Day Activities: In collaboration with various government departments, National Youth Day was celebrated pan-India by field organizations of the Department of Youth Affairs.
  • Road Safety Awareness: Volunteers conducted road safety awareness events in major cities and 750 district headquarters on January 12.
  • Youth Engagement in Activities: Volunteers registered through the MY Bharat digital platform visited Anganwadi centres for story-telling sessions and disseminate information about government schemes.
  • The Department of Youth Affairs planned a district-level mega program across 763 districts, paying tribute to Swami Vivekananda.
  • Cultural Showcase: The mega program included a cultural showcase featuring the diverse cultural heritage of each district, talents of the youth, and winners of Yuva Utsav.
  • Stalls and Exhibitions: Partner Ministries and their district-level offices set up stalls at the venue focusing on Traffic Awareness, Nutrition & Diet, Products of KVIC startups, PMEGP beneficiaries, etc.
  • Digital Engagement: All events and activities were created at the district level on the digital MY Bharat platform to improve youth outreach, ensuring each district's unique character and youth aspirations are reflected in outdoor activities.