Hubbali: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the 26th National Youth Festival at Hubbali in Karnataka on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
The Prime Minister was given a warm welcome on his arrival in the city. He roadshowed people on the streets, shook their hands, and showered flowers on his cavalcade.
The 26th National Youth Festival is being organized at HubballiDharwad, Karnataka by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in collaboration with the Karnataka government from January 12 to 16.
The theme of the festival this year is ‘Viksit Yuva Viksit Bharat’.
The festival aims to step up the role of youth in nation-building during Amrit Kaal. It will be an endeavor to disseminate the message of ‘Panch Pran’ espoused by the Prime Minister in his Independence Day address.
The festival brings diverse cultures from all parts of the country on a common platform and unites the participants in the spirit of Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat.
The Celebration will witness the Youth Summit, which will witness plenary discussions on five themes stemming from G20 and Y20 events – Future of work, Industry, Innovation, and 21st Century Skills; Climate change and disaster risk reduction; Peacebuilding and Reconciliation; Shared future-youth in democracy and governance; and Health & Wellbeing.