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PM Modi to address National Youth Parliament Festival

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the valedictory function of the second National Youth Parliament Festival on Tuesday via video conferencing. The festival’s objective is to hear the voice of the youth between 18 and 25 years of age, who vote and will join various careers in coming years, including public services.

Three national winners of the festival will express their views during the event. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, and Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju will also be present on the occasion.

The first festival was organised from January 12 to February 27, 2019 with the theme “Be the Voice of New India and Find solutions and Contribute to Policy. The second NYPF was launched on December 23 last year through virtual mode. It was followed by State Youth Parliaments through virtual mode from January 1 to 5 this year. The National Youth Festival is celebrated every year from January 12 to 16. January 12 is the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and is also observed as National Youth Day.

The finals will be held in the Central Hall of Parliament on January 11. As many as 29 national winners will get an opportunity to speak before a national jury comprising MPs Roopa Ganguly and Parvesh Verma and journalist Prafulla Ketkar, the editor of Hindutva weekly Organiser.

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