Rajyavardhan Rathore Current Affairs - 2019

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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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Union Government will soon launch Khelo India Programme

The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports will soon launch Khelo India programme for period 2017-18 to 2019-20 at cost of Rs 1756 crore.

It was announced by Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Rajyavardhan Rathore while addressing Yuva Sambardhana Utsav organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, at KIIT Campus, Bhubaneswar. He also announced that year 2018 will be celebrated as the Year of Sports.

Khelo India programme

The programme aims at mainstreaming sports as tool for individual development, community development, economic development and national development. It will have holistic impact on entire sports ecosystem, including infrastructure, talent identification, community sports, coaching for excellence, competition structure and sports economy.

The programme will promote 150 select schools from different districts and 20 universities across country, as hubs of sporting excellence, enabling talented sportspersons to pursue both education and competitive sports.  It will cover about 200 million children in age group of 10-18 under a massive national physical fitness drive.

It will also see launch of new Pan Indian Sports Scholarship scheme that would cover 1000 most talented young athletes each year across select sports disciplines. Each athlete selected under the programme will receive an annual scholarship worth Rs. 5 lakh for duration of 8 years.

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