PM to address valedictory function of 2nd National Youth Parliament Festival on Jan 12

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the valedictory function of the second National Youth Parliament Festival on January 12 at 1030 hrs via video conferencing.
Three national winners of the Festival will also express their views during the event.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Union MoS (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju will also be present on the occasion, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement here on Sunday.
The objective of the National Youth Parliament Festival (NYPF) is to hear the voice of youth between 18 and 25 years of age, who are allowed to vote and will join various careers in coming years, including public services.
NYPF is based on the idea given by the Prime Minister in his Mann Ki Baat Address on December 31, 2017.
Taking inspiration from the idea, the first NYPF was organised from January 12 to February 27, 2019
with the theme ‘Be the Voice of New India and Find solutions and Contribute to Policy’.
A total of 88,000 youth participated in the program.
The second NYPF was launched on December 23, 2020 through virtual mode.
2.34 lakh youth from across the country participated in the first stage. It was followed by State Youth Parliaments through virtual mode from January 1 to 5.
The finals of the second NYPF will be held in the Central Hall of the Parliament on January 11, 2021.
29 National winners will get an opportunity to speak before the National Jury comprising of Ms Roopa Ganguly, MP, Rajya Sabha, Mr Parvesh Sahib Singh, MP, Lok Sabha and Mr Prafulla Ketkar, eminent journalist.
The top three winners will get an opportunity to speak before the Prime Minister in the valedictory function on January 12.