New Delhi/Nashik, 11th January 2024: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the 27th National Youth Festival in Nashik, Maharashtra on January 12, where he will address the nation’s youth.
Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur announced that the festival, marking the 161st birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand Ji, will be held in Nashik, Maharashtra. January 12th, recognized as National Youth Day, will see thousands of young participants from every state and union territory converging in the City of Kumbh.
Thakur added that the Prime Minister will inaugurate the National Youth Festival in the presence of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Modi is expected to engage with approximately one lakh youth participants, emphasizing the strength of the country’s youth and their commitment to shaping a developed India by 2047, the centenary of Indian independence.
This year, the celebration of National Youth Day will extend across the country, with various government departments collaborating on district-level programs. ‘MY Bharat’ volunteers, supported by NSS units, NYKS, and educational institutions, will join forces to conduct activities contributing to the nation. Youth Clubs will contribute their dynamic energy, fostering an inclusive atmosphere. Over 88,000 volunteers are expected to participate in the campaign.
Volunteers have registered for events through the MY Bharat digital platform (https://mybharat.gov.in). On January 12, road safety awareness events are scheduled in major cities and 750 district headquarters across the country. Trained Road Safety volunteers will be flagged off by Central/State Ministers, local MPs or MLAs, demonstrating a commitment to building a safer tomorrow through an intensive campaign. These volunteers will assist in managing traffic congestion and conduct road safety awareness activities.
Additionally, volunteers will visit Anganwadi centers for storytelling sessions for children and disseminate information about government schemes.
January 12, 2024, marks the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, celebrated as National Youth Day. The Department of Youth Affairs is gearing up for the occasion with a comprehensive approach to engage and empower the nation’s youth.
In 763 districts, district-level programs on National Youth Day 2024 will begin with a floral tribute to Swami Vivekananda. A cultural program showcasing the diverse cultural heritage and youth talents will conclude the event. Partner Ministries and their district offices will set up stalls focusing on Traffic Awareness, Nutrition & Diet, Products of KVIC startups, PMEGP beneficiaries, and more.
All events are being coordinated at the district level through the digital MY Bharat platform, ensuring a personalized approach that reflects each district’s unique character and the aspirations of its youth. Youth across India are encouraged to express their interest in participating in nearby activities and share their experiences on the MY Bharat platform through photos and media.