PM Narendra Modi addressed the National Youth Festival through video conferencing on Friday. Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath arrived in Greater Noida and took part in the inauguration ceremony of the 22nd National Youth Festival at the Gautam Budha University.
The chief minister had first visited the district on December 23 last year to check security arrangements for PM Modi's visit, breaking the 'Noida jinx'. On December 25, he made a visit to Noida yet again to take part in the inauguration of Metro's Magenta Line.
PM Modi addressed the National Youth Festival: AS IT HAPPENED:
12: 27 pm: When the country will celebrate the 75th anniversary of independence in 2022, how will the #NationalYouthDay will be celebrated in that year?' You should discuss a plan for that from now
12: 24 pm: We want to make our youth job creators. They should be youngsters who innovate.
12:22 pm: We have to create the India that our freedom fighters dreamt of.
12:18 pm: We are born after 1947 thus, we did not have the honour to take part in the freedom struggle. But, we have the opportunity to fulfil the dreams of the great men and women who devoted their lives for our freedom
12: 14 pm: During Mann Ki Baat in December 2017, I had called for organising mock parliaments in our districts. Such mock parliaments will further the spirit of discussion among our youth
12:10 pm: Our strides in space will help our citizens & enhance our development journey. I want to once again congratulate our scientists: PM Narendra Modi on launch of India's 100th satellite ‘Cartosat-2’ series
12:07 pm: Our ISRO scientists have made us proud yet again. ISRO today created a century in satellite launching. Farmers, fishermen & scientists of the nation will be helped in getting ground details with this success: PM Narendra Modi
12:02 pm: I congratulate ISRO for successfully launching of 100 satellites in a single mission
11:50 am: The five-day festival will commence on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
11:49 am: PM Narendra Modi will be inaugurating the youth festival via video conferencing. He is also scheduled to make an address at 12 noon.
11:48 am: The festival is being held at Gautam Buddha University in Greater Noida.
11:45 am: The National Youth Festival in India is an annual gathering of the youth with various competitive activities involved. The festival which commemorates the birth anniversary of youth icon, Swami Vivekananda, is organised by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, in collaboration with one of the state governments every year.
11:30 am: The festival is organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in collaboration with the Uttar Pradesh government.
11:28 am: The theme of the festival is 'Sankalp Se Siddhi', to capitalise on the demographic dividend of young India, to capture the vibrancy and fresh perspective of youth and to pledge to accomplish the Goal of New India.