Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai releases logo and mascot of National Youth Festival

Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate the fest at Hubballi on 12 January; over 7,500 delegates are expected to attend the five-day event.


Published Jan 07, 2023 | 7:59 PM Updated Jan 07, 2023 | 7:59 PM

Karnataka will be hosting National Youth Festival 2023. (Basavaraj S Bommai/Twitter)

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday, 7 January, released the logo and mascot of the National Youth Festival, which will be held in Hubballi-Dharwad from 12 to 16 January.

They were released at a function held virtually in which Union Minister for Coal, Mining and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi, Union Minister for Youth Empowerment and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur, and Karnataka Minister for Youth Empowerment and Sports Dr C Narayana Gowda were present, a government statement said.

“The theme of this year’s youth festival is ‘Vikasit Yuva, Vikasit Bharat’ and over 7,500 delegates from all over the country are expected to participate. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will open this festival in Hubballi on 12 January to coincide with the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda,” the statement read.

The chief minister thanked the Government of India for allowing Karnataka to host this year’s National Youth Festival and Khelo India University Sports meet.

The state has made all arrangements to host the youth festival on a grand scale, the statement added.


For the youth

There were also discussions on the arrangements for the event and it was decided to hold a meeting of young legislators, MPs, and other elected representatives.

The Railway Board agreed to attach special coaches for the youth coming to Hubballi-Dharwad from different parts of the country, stated a press release.

The statement further said that Thakur appreciated the idea of holding a competition to design the youth festival’s logo and mascot. The logo designed by Bansilal Ketki of Odisha was selected.

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