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Fourth North East Youth Festival
Jun 01, 2015

The 4th North East Youth Festival was held at Majuli, Assam from 29 to 31 May. The Festival was organized by the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) on behalf of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

With contingents from the eight North East States, NYKS volunteers, delegates from other states for the Food Festival and Yuva Kriti and cultural troupes and youth delegates from the neighbouring districts, about 2100 youth delegates participated in the three day festival. Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilisers, Ananth Kumar inaugurated the festival.

Main Components of the Festival

  • Competition Events such as folk dances, folk songs, one act play, instrumental Guitar and Rock Band Competition.

  • Non-Competition Events such as cultural, musical and martial arts show.

  • Food Festival and Yuva Kriti (All India flavour).

  • Seminars on youth related issues.

The North East Youth Festival is organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sport, Government of India with the objective to foster National Integrity and to know each other better through exchange of culture besides promoting rich cultural heritage of various tribes and people of North Eastern States. It is a grand celebration where the rich cultural traditions and colours of the North East are showcased.

♦ The first North East Youth Festival was held at Kohima, Nagaland from 8-10 October, 2009, the second North East Youth Festival was held at Shillong, Meghalaya from 7-9 April, 2011 and the third North East Youth Festival was held at Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh from 7-9 November, 2012.

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