Prime Minister Narendra Modi will use video conferencing to inaugurate the 25th National Youth Festival on January12th, 2022 at 11 a.m. in Puducherry. The day is marked as National Youth Day since it is the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
The Festival strives to mould India’s youth into a unified force for nation-building. It is one of the most significant efforts at social cohesion as well as intellectual and cultural unification. It aspires to bring together India’s various cultures and weave them into a unified thread of ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat.’
In light of the unfolding Covid issue, the Festival has been rescheduled to take place virtually from January 12 to 13, 2022. The National Youth Summit, which will feature panel discussions on four identified themes, will follow the inauguration. Themes will include ecology, climate, and SDG-led growth; tech, entrepreneurship, and innovation; indigenous and ancient knowledge; and national character, nation building, and homegrown in line with youth-led development and motivating youths to overcome rising difficulties and challenges. During the Festival, participants will be shown recorded video capsules of Puducherry, Auroville, Immersive City Experience, indigenous athletic games, and traditional dances, among other things. In the evening, there will be open discussions with Olympians and Paralympians, followed by a live performance. In the morning, a virtual yoga class will be held.
The Prime Minister will read writings on “Mere Sapno ka Bharat” and “Unsung Heroes of the Indian Freedom Movement” at the event. These articles were chosen from more than 1 lakh responses on the two themes.
The Prime Minister will also open a Technology Centre for the MSME Ministry in Puducherry, which cost Rs. 122 crore to build. This Technologies Centre will focus on the Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) Sector and will be equipped with cutting-edge technology. It will contribute to young skill development by training roughly 6400 trainees per year.
The Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Manimandapam, an auditorium with an open-air theatre built by the Government of Puducherry at a cost of roughly Rs 23 crores, will also be inaugurated by the Prime Minister. It is primarily intended for educational purposes and has a capacity of over 1000 people.