City decks up as countdown begins for National Youth Festival

City decks up as countdown begins for National Youth Festival

The countdown has begun for the National Youth Festival. With just three days to go, the final preparations for the historical event are on.

Each and every department and the district administration are giving its best to host the event successfully.

A release from the Information Department said that about 75 per cent of the preparation works have been completed. The Centre has released a sum of Rs two crore for the event while the State had released Rs 10 crore.

Over 5,000 participants from 35 States and Union Territories are expected to take part in the event. As many as 1,145 persons have enrolled their names to participate in the events of which 753 are men and 392 are women. Likewise in the non competition categories, the event has received 216 men and 70 women registering themselves. As many as 228 National Service Scheme (NSS) members have registered themselves.


All the cultural events will begin from January 13. Cultural dance events of Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Manipuri and Oddissi will be held at Sri Gokarnatheshwara temple hall. Town Hall will host mono act, musical events will be held at SDM Law college hall and folk music events will be held at Koragappa Kalyana mantap in Sri Gokarnanatheshwara temple.


The participants will have to assemble at T M A Pai Convention Centre from their places of accommodation. Here a total of 80 buses including 32 KSRTC buses and 48 buses from reputed educational institutions have been arranged.

Apart from this, 35 mini buses have been arranged for commuting. Both South Indian and North Indian food will be served to the participants. Accommodations have been arranged for the participants at 22 educational institutions.

Inaugural programme

The NYF will be inaugurated on January 12. An elaborate procession will be held from Nehru Maidan to Mangala Stadium.

The programme will be inaugurated by Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda in presence of Central Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Ajay Maken.

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