These are the winners of the National Youth Parliament Festival 2019

On the occasion of National Youth Day on January 12, 2019, the National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 was celebrated. The theme for this year was “Be The Voice of New India” and “Find solutions and contribute to policy”. The Award ceremony was organized on February 27, 2019, in New Delhi. 

The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Retired Col Rajyavardhan Rathore started the National Youth Parliament Award Festival 2019 by his speech. Honorable Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi presented the first prize to Ms. Shweta Umre of Nagpur, Maharashtra. The second prize was given by PM Modi to Ms. Anjanakshi MS of Karnataka. The third prize was awarded to Ms. Mamta Kumari of Bihar by PM Modi. Later PM Modi presented his speech.

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has started this initiative to shape the idea of PM Narendra Modi which he shared in 'Man ki Baat' on 31st December 2017. His idea was to organize Youth Parliament in every district of the country for young people who cannot contest election but are allowed to vote. He wanted to provide a chance to the youth to speak up their point of view about the new India and give plans to realize our goals before 2022. 

Now, the Youth Festival is organised in each district of the country and is celebrated as 'the National Youth Parliament Festival'. This is organized in three levels, District Youth Parliament, State Youth Parliament and National Youth Parliament. The youth in the age between 18 to 25 years are selected as s participant in the District Youth Parliament through two screening processes, Digital Screening and Walk-in Screening.

From each District Youth Parliament, three best speakers are selected to participate at the State Youth Parliament. Then from each of the State Youth Parliament,  two best speakers are selected as a speaker in the National Youth Parliament.

The top three speakers from the National Youth Parliament are awarded a cash prize of Rs. 2 Lakhs, Rs. 1.50 Lakhs and Rs. 1 Lakh each.

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