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‘Digital Economy’ will be the focus of the 21st National Youth Festival in Rohtak

The 21st Nation Youth Festival which will to take place in Rohtak, aims at creating awareness among the nation's youth about digital economy and such issues

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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

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PM Modi Advises Scientists To Use Science to Improve Lives

PM Narendra Modi tells Scientists to use science to improve the lives of citizens

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Prime Minister Modi tells scientists that science and technology should be used to bettering the lives of citizens. Wikimedia Commons

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called upon scientists to take up challenges in their research for bettering the daily lives of common citizens, especially farmers, help in reaching clean drinking water, solar power to the people, and solving problems such as pollution.

Highlighting the importance of ‘science for society’, Modi said when all “scientists, all citizens, will move forward with this understanding, both the country and mankind will be benefited”.

“To know the connection between science and society, we have to give answers to some questions. Everybody knows the pollution problem due to increased use of plastic. Can our scientists take up the challenge to come up with saleable and cost effective material which can take the place of plastic?” the Prime Minister asked while inaugurating the India International Science Festival through video conferencing from Delhi.

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PM Narendra Modi highlights the importance of ‘Science for Society’. Wikimedia Commons

Modi exhorted scientists assembled from India and abroad for the mega event whether they can take up the challenge to find a better way to store energy or electricity.

“Can we get a solution so that the use of solar power can go up, can we come up with an innovation related to battery and other infrastructure to reach electric mobility to the common man?

“Have we thought of doing something in our lab which can improve the lives of crores of people? Can we find a solution to local drinking water problems and reach clean drinking water to the people?” he asked.

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Modi also urged scientists to ponder over whether they can invent something which would cut down healthcare cost, and benefit peasants by increasing their income.

“We have to think how use of science can help in easing the lives of the people,” he said. (IANS)