Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, January 12, 2022, will inaugurate the 25th National Youth Festival via videoconference. The day that marks the 159th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda is celebrated as National Youth Day.
The festival aims to shape the minds of India’s youth and transform them into a unified force for nation-building, the PMO said. It is one of the largest exercises in social cohesion, intellectual and cultural integration. It aims to bring together the diverse cultures of India and integrate them into a single thread “Ek Bharat, Sreshta Bharat,” he added. Idea exchange youth summit sessions will be held with local and global icons and experts to spread knowledge and build intelligence.
This year, in view of the rising Covid scenario, the festival will be held almost from January 12 to 13, 2022. The inauguration will be adopted by the National Youth Summit during which round tables will be held on 4 recognized themes. In line with youth-led improvement and children’s motivation to tackle growing points and challenges, the themes will embody the atmosphere, local weather, and SDG-led progress; technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation; indigenous and historical knowledge; and national character, nation-building, and residential development.
The Prime Minister will also inaugurate an MSME Ministry Technology Center, established in Puducherry with an investment of around INR 122 crore. Focusing on the Electronic Systems Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) Sector, this Technology Center will be equipped with cutting-edge technology. It will contribute to the qualification of youth and will be able to train around 6400 trainees per year.