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National Youth Parliament Festival 2019

The Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Col Rajyavardhan Rathore (Retd)  launched the National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 as part of the National Youth Day celebrations.

About the National Youth Parliament Festival

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the December Mann Ki Baat address had shared the idea of organizing Youth Parliaments for young people in every district of the country. As a step forward the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has shaped the initiative of National Youth Parliament to:

  • Capture the voice of Youth.
  • Provide a chance to the youth to brainstorm about new India and to find ways and chalk out plans to realize our resolves before 2022.
  • Hear the voice of Young minds in the age bracket of 18-25 who are allowed to vote, but not allowed to contest in elections.
  • To engage with public issues, understand the common man’s point of view, form their opinion.

The theme of the National Youth Parliament festival is “Be the Voice of New India” and “Find solutions and contribute to policy”.

How it would be organised?

Through District Youth Parliaments, the festival would be taken to the doorstep of the youth. This is to ensure a large number of Youth participate in the initiative.

The participants for the District Youth Parliament would be selected through two screening processes i.e. Digital and Walk-in screenings.

Three best speakers from each District Youth Parliament will participate at the State Youth Parliament and two best speakers selected from each State Youth Parliament will participate as speakers in the National Youth Parliament.

The highest scorer from each of the District Youth Parliament (DYP) will participate in the National Youth Parliament (NYP) as a delegate.

A cash award of Rs. 2 Lakhs, Rs. 1.50 Lakhs and Rs. 1 Lakh would be awarded for three best speakers at the National Youth Parliament.

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PM inaugurates National Police Memorial in New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and dedicated National Police Memorial (NPM) to nation in New Delhi on the occasion of National Police Commemoration Day (Observed on October 21). The memorial has been created to recognise supreme sacrifices made by police personnel since independence.

National Police Memorial (NPM)

The memorial has been built on 6.12-acre land in central Delhi’s Chanakyapuri area. It built a few years ago, has now been refurbished and central structure has been enhanced by replacing old rock structure.  This memorial represents all State/UT Police Forces and Central Police Organisations of the country.

The central sculpture of NPM is 30-feet monolith made of single piece of granite procured from Khammam district of Telangana and weighs 238 tonnes. Its design was conceptualised by Advaita Gadanayak of  National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA).

Its weight and colour symbolise gravitas and solemnity of the supreme sacrifice of police forces. The sculpture has 60 foot long river at its base which reflects the continuous self-service of the policeman and woman, to maintain peace and public order. Moreover, the Wall of Valour engraved on it has names of all 34,844 martyrs engraved on granite.

The memorial also has country’s first national police museum which captures history, artefacts, uniform and gear of central and state police forces. The museum is underground facility in the premises of the national police memorial. The museum project was steered by Intelligence Bureau (IB) in coordination with central armed police forces (CAPFs) that function under Union Home Ministry.

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