Union Minister Anurag Thakur launches Yuva Utsav across the nation

OV Digital Desk

Anurag Singh Thakur, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports and Information and Broadcasting, launched Yuva Utsava-India@2047 today at IIT Ropar in Punjab. Shri Anurag Thakur also launched Yuva Utsava’s dashboard.

Yuva Utsava was simultaneously hosted at Pratapgarh(U.P.), Haridwar(Uttrakhand), Dhar and Hosangabad(M.P.), Hanumangarh(Rajasthan), Saraiekela(Jharkhand), Kapurthala(Punjab), Jalgaon(Maharastra), Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh), Karimnagar(Telangana), Palakhad(Kerala), Cuddalore( Tamil Nadu). To celebrate the power of youth, Yuva Utsava will be held in 150 districts across the country by 31st March 2023.

Anurag Singh Thakur urged the youth to make our freedom fighters proud by remembering their sacrifices. “We are the biggest Yuva-Shakti in the world and we must strive to achieve our immense potential.” Further, he also urged the students to pick one social cause that was close to their hearts and work to find solutions to these issues. “Youth are the builders of tomorrow”, he added.

Sh Anurag Singh Thakur also spoke about millets and how they can increase farmers’ income, save water, and replenish soils. Also during his speech, Fit India got mentioned with the slogan “Fitness ka doze, Aadha ghanta Roz” echoing throughout the hall.

“Today, India has become the third largest startup ecosystem in the world. We have 107 unicorns. We have the maximum number of startups that come up in a day in any country. Our economy has come from being among the Fragile Five to now being among the First Five. All this has been possible due to Modi ji’s efforts and initiatives like Start Up India and Stand Up India”, he said.

Union Minister also visited the stalls set up at the venue on this occasion.

*Background *

The Yuva Utsav programs in the first phase are being hosted by schools and colleges of the districts, with broad-based participants/footfall from neighboring educational institutions apart from the Youth Volunteers and Members of the Youth Club affiliated with NYKS.

The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports through its premier Youth organization Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), is organizing the “YUVA UTSAV- India @2047” program in all districts across the country. This pan-India celebration of Yuva Shakti follows a 3-tier format, beginning with a one-day District Level Yuva Utsav to be held from March to June 2023. The first phase of the program is scheduled to be held in 150 districts, to be held during the period – from 4th March to 31st March 2023 in the current financial year.

The winners of the District Level will participate at the State level Yuva Utsav which is a 2-day program scheduled to be held from August to September 2023 at State Capitals. The winners of all the State level programs shall participate at the National Level Yuva Utsav scheduled to be held in the 3rd/4th week of October 2023 at Delhi.

Across the three levels, Young Artists, Writers, Photographers, and Orators will compete and traditional artists will showcase the rich cultural heritage of the country. The theme for the Yuva Utsav will be Panch Pran :

1. Goal of developed India,

2. To remove any trace of slavery or colonial mindset,

3. Take pride in our heritage and legacy,

4. Unity and solidarity, and

5. Sense of duty among citizens.

The youth participants would bring to the central stage of public discourse the vision for Amrit Kaal, rooted in the 5 resolves (Panch Pran). Yuva Shakti se Jan Bhagidari” will be the driving force for this grand celebration of the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence leading up to India@2047.

Youth in the age group of 15 to 29 years are eligible to participate in the programs/competitions at District, State, and National Levels with winners at each stage proceeding to the next level.

**PIB India**