Established : 1985
Organiser : Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
National Youth Day is celebrated on 12 January to commemorate the birth anniversary of youth icon Swami Vivekananda, the National Youth Festival is an annual gathering of youth with various activities including competitive ones. It is organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India in collaboration with one of the State Governments. It was a decision of Government of India taken in 1984 to celebrate the birthday of great Swami Vivekananda, i.e. 12 January, as National Youth Day every year. The National Youth Day is observed all over India at schools and colleges, with processions, speeches, music, youth conventions, seminars, Yogasanas, presentations, competitions in essay-writing and sports on 12 January every year. These were the source of inspiration and have motivated numerous youth organizations, study circles and service projects involving the youth.
National Youth Festival
The objective of the National Youth Festival is to bring youth of the country together to showcase their talents; provide them an arena, by creating a mini-India, where youth interact in formal and informal settings and exchange their social and cultural uniqueness. It is also to promote national integration, spirit of communal harmony, brotherhood, courage and adventure. The basic aim is to propagate the spirit, essence and concept of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.
Sources : PIB