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International Youth Day being observed today; Anurag Singh Thakur to confer National Youth Awards 2017-18 & 2018-19 in New Delhi today

Updated: August 12, 2021 11:54 am
Today is International Youth Day. The day provides an opportunity for governments and others to draw attention to youth issues worldwide.

The theme of the  International Youth Day 2021 is – Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health which highlights the success of such a global effort will not be achieved without the meaningful participation of young people.

In the year 1999, in its resolution, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth that 12 August be declared International Youth Day.

Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur will confer the National Youth Awards 2017-18 and 2018-19 in New Delhi today. Commemorating the International Youth Day 2021, ten young winning entrepreneur teams of the agri-enterprise challenge Social Objectives-Led Volunteer Enterprise Development S.O.L.V.E.D 2021 will be felicitated by Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Nisith Pramanik.

A Total 22 National Youth awards will be given in individual and organisations categories. Total 14 awards will be given for National Youth Awards 2017-18, which includes 10 awards in individual category and 4 awards in Organization category. Total 8 awards will be given for National Youth Awards 2018-19 which includes 7 awards in individual category and 1 award in Organization category.
The award comprises a medal, a certificate and a cash prize of one lakh rupees to individuals and a cash prize of 3 lakh rupees to the organization.

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports confers the National Youth Awards on individuals aged between 15 to 29 years and organizations for excellent work and contribution in different fields of development and social service such as health, promotion of human rights, active citizenship, community service etc.

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in collaboration with United Nations Volunteers and United Nations Development Program had launched the S.O.L.V.E.D Challenge in December last year for youth from rural, sub-urban and urban India, to identify and nurture innovative, youth-led entrepreneurial solutions in the agri-food value chain.

Over 850 youth applied from across India and after many rounds of contests and training, 10 winners emerged from a spread of states including Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Gujarat.

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