PM Modi chose Puducherry as host of National Youth Festival

PM Modi chose Puducherry as host of National Youth Festival
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PUDUCHERRY: Puducherry has been handpicked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to host the 25th National Youth Festival, organized as part of the Azadi ki Amrit Mahotsav marking the 75th year of Independence, said Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports and Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur.
He was participating in a function in which Puducherry Lt Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan unveiled the logo, mascot and theme of the NYF in the presence of Chief Minister N Rangasamy, Speaker R Selvam and Minister for Education A Namassivayam in Puducherry on Wednesday.
“The Prime Minister has hand-picked Puducherry as the venue for the festival. Puducherry is a dream destination for many and the festival will be a great opportunity to showcase the potential of the place. The Centre will provide all assistance in whatever manner possible to the U.T.,” the Minister said after unveiling the festival logo and mascot, “Saksham Yuva-Shashakt Yuva” along with Lt. Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan.
Youth from across the country will showcase their culture and talents. People can learn and share several things from the event, he added.
“The world is looking at India and the youth have an important role in nation building. The power of youth should be channeled to make the country a global power. The time has come for the country to showcase its power and abilities,” he said.