National Youth Awards for 2006-07 to be given away at ChennaiJanuary 9th, 2008 - 6:24 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Jan 9 (ANI): The National Youth Awards for the year 2006-07 will be given away at the 13th National Youth Festival, scheduled to be held in Chennai from January 12 to 16.
These awards are conferred on youth who have demonstrably excelled in different fields of developmental activities and social service.
The award to individual comprises a medal, a scroll and Rs 20,000/-. The award of one voluntary organisation comprises a trophy, a scroll and Rs. 1,00,000/-.
The theme for the 13th National Youth Festival is Youth for progress and excellence.
About 4000 youth from all over India will participate in the festival. Each State/UT administration is expected to send a contingent of participants for competing in designated events and also participating in other activities.
Variety of cultural programmes (both competitive and non-competitive), youth convention, suvichar and exhibition will be organised to show the talent and creative energy of our youth.
The National Youth Festival is held annually in one of the States willing to host the festival to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand.
The January 12, being the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand is also observed as National Youth Day. (ANI)