Participants from 13 states land in Mangalore

Participants from 13 states land in Mangalore

With 1 day to go for youth fest, Mangalore ears a festive look

A view of the stage being readied for the mega event at Mangala Stadium. DH PHOTOWith just one day left for the commencement of National Youth Festival, the delegates have started arriving at the port city.

Deputy Commissioner Dr N S Channappa Gowda personally welcomed the delegates who arrived at T M A Pai Convention Hall on Tuesday morning. The delegates were given identity card on the occasion.

By Tuesday evening, 912 participants from 13 states had arrived at Mangalore. A team from Sikkim arrived on Monday evening itself. All those who arrived at Mangalore on Tuesday were given accommodation at NITK hostel. The artistes who have already arrived at Mangalore include those from Manipur, Bihar, Jharkhand, Gujrath, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Panjab, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir.

Rashtriya Yuva Puraskar

As many as 28 youth from 19 states will be given Rashtriya Yuva Puraskar at the 17th National Youth Festival in Mangala Stadium.

Three youth from Andhra Pradesh and Haryana will be given the award. Two youth each from Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Maharashtra will be given the award. One person from Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Thripura, Puduchery, Orissa, Delhi, Goa and Gujarath will be given the award.

The award winners are Edunuri Shankar, A venkatalakshmi, K H Bhagavan Das Gautham (Andhra Pradesh), Bidyuth Dibya Jyothi, (Assam), Banti Solanki (Delhi), Kajal C Karkera (Goa), Raki Dineshchandra (Gujarath), Muslim, Seema Rani Subhash (Haryana), Vijayakumar, Raja Abdul Vaheed (Jammu Kashmir), Y Chinnappa (Karnataka), Babu Rajan (Kerala), Santhosh Thivari (Madhya Pradesh), Amith Ganapath Gorke, Nisha Vithoba Jadav (Maharashtra), Jyotsnamayi (Orissa), Girirajkumar, Ramdayal (Rajasthan), Pradeep Mahara (Uttarkhand), Roopali Biswas, Rishab Jain (West Bengal), Rajendra Singh (Manipura), Lwariniyang (Meghalaya), Joy Deep (Tripura), Sadish (Pondichery).


Cultural procession will be the main attraction prior to the inauguration of yuvajanotsava. As many as 50 folk teams will present the rich cultural, heritage legacy of Karnataka before the delegates.

After the inaugural programme, there will be one and half hour long cultural programme under the guidance of Dr M Mohan Alva.

He said that number 17 has been given importance (as it is the 17th edition of NYF) while chalking out plans for the cultural procession.

About 600 participants will be carrying Indian flag during the procession.

Free bus service

The delegates who will take part in the National Youth Festival will be given free service by private bus, said DK Bus Owners Association. However, the delegates will have to show their identity card.

In the meantime, the district administration has not declared holidays for the colleges in the district. The students will have to take permission from the College Principal to take part in the event, said Collegiate Education Joint Director H R Nataraj Urs.

None from host district

As many as 90 youth from Karnataka will be taking part in the Yuvajanotsava. This include 55 in competitive programmes and 35 in non competitive events. The speciality is that there is none from the host Dakshina Kannada district.

H Usha from Udupi will be taking part in Carnatic classical music category. In the competitive category, as many as 17 are from Shikaripura, 16 from Bangalore and 11 from Chamarajanagar will be taking part. In the non competitive event, youth from Mandya have received a chance to exhibit their talent. Of the 35 youth, 27 are from Mandya. They will be taking part in folk dance.