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PM TO ADDRESS VALEDICTORY FUNCTION OF 2ND NATIONAL YOUTH PARLIAMENT FESTIVAL ON 12 JANUARY

PM TO ADDRESS VALEDICTORY FUNCTION OF 2ND NATIONAL YOUTH PARLIAMENT FESTIVAL ON 12 JANUARY

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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to address the valedictory function of the second National Youth Parliament Festival on 12th January 2021.

National Youth Parliament Festival

  • The objective of the National Youth Parliament Festival is to hear the voice of youth between 18 and less than 25 years of age, who will join various careers in the coming years, including public services.
  • National Youth Parliament Festival (NYPF) is based on the idea given by the Prime Minister in his Mann Ki Baat Address on 31st December 2017.
  • Taking inspiration from the idea of the Prime Minister, the first NYPF 2019 was organised from 12 January to 27 February 2019 at District, State & National level with the theme “Be the Voice of New India and Find solutions and Contribute to Policy ''.

Objectives of the National Youth Parliament

  • The National Youth Parliament is conducted with an objective to hear the voice of the youth from the age of 18 to 25, who are allowed to vote but are not eligible to contest as candidates or the election.
  • The students participate through the deliberations in the youth parliaments at the district level and above.

National Youth Festival

  • The National Youth Festival is celebrated every year from 12th to 16th January.
  • 12th January being the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda is observed as National Youth Day.
  • The objective of the National Youth Festival is to bring the youth of the country together to showcase their talents; provide them with an arena, by creating a mini-India, where youth interact in formal and informal settings and exchange their social and cultural uniqueness.
  • It is also to promote national integration, the spirit of communal harmony, brotherhood, courage and adventure.
  • The basic aim is to propagate the spirit, essence and concept of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.

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