2nd National Youth Parliament Festival | UPSC

2nd National Youth Parliament Festival | UPSC


PM addresses Valedictory Function of 2nd National Youth Parliament Festival

      WHY IN NEWS:

Impact and Influence of Swami Vivekananda Remains Intact in Our National life: PM

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports




Be The Voice of New India ; Find Solutions and Contribute to Policy


  • The National Youth Festival is celebrated every year from January 12 to 16.
  • January 12 is the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and is also observed as National Youth Day.


  • To hear the voice of youth between 18 and less than 25 years of age, who are allowed to vote but cannot stand as a candidate for election, through deliberations in Youth Parliaments at district level and above.
  • To encourage the youth to engage with public issues, understand the common man’s point of view, form their opinions and express it in an articulate manner.
  • To develop and enhance decision making abilities.
  • To develop in them a respect and tolerance for the views of others.

To develop in them an understanding that respect for rules is essential for conducting any discussion systematically and effectively

  • To obtain and document their opinions on Vision of New India in 2022.
  • To make available their views to policy makers and implementers to take it forward.


  • Youth, to participate in Youth Parliament must be above 18 and less than 25 years of age as on 30thNovember, 2020.
  • Furnishing of false information will lead to disqualification from participation in the Parliament at whatever stage.

The individual need not necessarily be a student of an educational institution to participate in the Youth Parliaments


Youth Parliaments will be conducted at three levels:

a) District Youth Parliament (DYP) : Preliminary rounds of screening will be conducted to select youth for participation in the DYP.

b) STATE YOUTH PARLIAMENT (SYP) : The youth selected by a Jury from the District Youth Parliament will participate at the State level in SYP.

c) NATIONAL YOUTH PARLIAMENT (NYP) : The youth selected by a Jury from the State Youth Parliament will participate at the National level in NYP in New Delhi .

The themes and subjects will be provided to the participants to conduct and facilitate participation at each of the above levels


The evaluation criteria to select speakers for State Youth Parliament by the Jury will be as given below:

  • Articulation
  • Clarity of Thought
  • Content knowledge
  • Demeanor


  • To ensure that all sections of youth population are able to participate, the language for participation at District and State Parliaments will be Hindi, English or Official Language of the State.
  • However, participants will be able to use either Hindi or English for National Youth Parliament.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • The Event took place in the Central Hall and the Prime Minister also heard the views of the three young national winners of the Festival.
  • The participants at the National Level have to come with the RT PCR Negative test Report from their respective states upto maximum 72 hours before commencement of the programme.
     SOURCES:   PIB  | 2nd National Youth Parliament Festival | UPSC 



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