Chandigarh, Jan 8, 2017: The 21st National Youth Festival which is scheduled to begin on January 12 in Rohtak, will mostly be promoting digital economy. Also, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address the function through video-conferencing.
The NYF will be organised from January 12 to 16 in the sports stadium complex of Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak. The theme of the event is – ‘Youth for Digital India’, an official spokesman mentioned today.
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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh would be present as the Chief Guest at the inauguration of the festival. Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge) Vijay Goel would be the guest of honour. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar would preside over the ceremony, mentioned PTI report.
The festival would experience active participation of youth from all over the country in various competitive and non-competitive events, the spokesman stated. A gala cultural event would take place during the opening ceremony, he said.
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Eminent scholars, youth icons, authors, and motivational speakers are expected to participate in the ‘Suvichar and Youth Convention of NYF-2017’.
State contingents would take part in competitive events such as folk dance, one act play in English and Hindi, classical vocal solo in Hindustani and Carnatic, various forms of folk music, classical instruments and classical dance, he said.
The festival would also project the policies and programs of the central government, including those being adopted to propagate digital economy, he said.
There will be Stalls for digital payment training to educate the masses about digital financial transactions and will provide necessary answers about the much-debated topic of a ‘Cashless Economy’.
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The authorities have arranged to set up a number of ‘Selfie Spots’ with backdrops based on the ‘flagship’ program of the central government, the official informed.
Following the recent economic confusion the country has been subjected to, a convention like this is very much required to let the youth decide the pros and cons of the Government’s action on their own.
– prepared by Durba Mandal of NewsGram. Twitter: @dubumerang