On the occasion of National Youth Day, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Singh Thakur on Thursday, August 12, conferred the National Youth Awards 2017-18 and 2018-19 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
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During the event, the Sports Minister also felicitated ten young winning entrepreneur teams of the agri-enterprise challenge S.O.L.V.E.D 2021 (Social Objectives-Led Volunteer Enterprise Development).
Addressing the event, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said, “Today marks the annual celebration of International Youth Day, designated by the United Nations (UN). International Youth Day is not just a day on the calendar. The youth of India while being the ‘Future of India’ is more importantly ‘India’s Present’. They are the drivers of ideas and innovation in this age of AI – AatmaNirbhar Innovation.”
“This year the International Youth Day theme focuses on transforming food systems; youth engagement is key to this transformation. Agri-Tech innovations led by the youth are driving new emerging trends in this sector. The success of such a global effort will not be achieved without the meaningful participation of young people,” he added.
Youth Affairs Secretary Usha Sharma and UN Resident Coordinator Ms. Deirdre Boyd also shared their views on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering the UN Resident Coordinator said, ” India has much to share with the world, it has a large population of young people. Young people across the world play a critical role in sustainable development.”
Total 22 National Youth awards were given in individual and organizations categories today. The award comprises a medal, a certificate, and a cash prize of Rs 1,00,000/- to individual and a cash prize of Rs. 3,00,000/- to organization respectively.