The National Youth Festival is celebrated every year from January 12 to 16. January 12 is celebrated as National Youth Day on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda Jayanti. This year, along with the National Youth Festival, the NYPF is also being organized.
The aim of the National Youth Festival is to bring together the youth of the country to showcase their talents; Provide them with an arena by creating a mini-India where young people can communicate in formal and informal settings and exchange their social and cultural uniqueness. It promotes national unity, the spirit of religious harmony, brotherhood, courage and adventure. The primary objective is to promote the spirit, essence and concept of One India Great India.
Due to COVID-19, the 24th National Youth Festival is taking place in virtual mode. ‘Yuvah – Utsa Naye Bharat Ka’ is the theme of this year’s festival, which signifies that the youth will bring the new Indian celebration alive. Both the opening ceremony of the 24th National Youth Festival and the closing ceremony of the 2nd National Youth Parliament Festival will be held on 12 January 2021 in the Central Hall of Parliament. The closing ceremony of the 24th National Youth Festival will be held on 16 January 2021 at the Dr. Ambedkar International Center in New Delhi.