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PM Modi confers awards to National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 winners


New Delhi, Feb 27: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today conferred the National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 awards to the winners at VigyanBhawan.The National Level Finals of National Youth Parliament Festival concluded in New Delhi on Tuesday.

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures while presenting the 2nd prize to Anjanakshi MS of Karnataka during the National Youth Parliament Festival, 2019 Awards function, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019. Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (R) is also seen. PTI file photo

The winners from the national level competition were Shweta Umre from Maharshtra (Ist Position), Anjanakshi M.S from Karnataka(IInd position) and MamtaKumari from Bihar (IIIrd position).

Prime Minister also released an App "Khelo India", developed by Sports Authority of India, under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. The App can be used, besides other things, to locate the sports facilities in the country, their availability, rules of the games and for checking the fitness level of any person.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister of state (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports & Information and Broadcasting Col Rajyavardhan Rathore (Retd) said that the Prime Minister had inspired to hold the Youth Parliament, which provided a platform to the youth to express their views. He said that Prime Minister has provided full support for the promotion of Sports in the country.

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PM Narendra Modi, in his Mann Ki Baat address on 31st December 2017, had shared his idea of organizing Youth Parliaments for young people in every district of the country.

It is to provide a chance to the youth to brainstorm about new India and to find ways and chalk out plans to realize our resolves before 2022. He reiterated his idea to capture the voice of the youth in his address to the youth during the 22nd National Youth Festival on 12th January 2018.

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports proposes to take the Youth Festival to each district of the country and celebrate it as the "National Youth Parliament Festival". Organising District Youth Parliaments and taking the festival to the doorsteps of the youth would provide an opportunity to large number of youth of this country to participate.

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