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17th National Youth Festival 2012 India

The 17th National Youth Festival will be held during 12th to 16th January, 2012 at Mangalore, Karnataka. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports organizes every year, the National Youth Festival from January 12th to 16th, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on 12th January.

The theme of  the festival is “Celebrating Diversity in Unity" The Opening and the Closing ceremonies will be held at Mangalam Stadium, Mangalore.

The First National Youth Festival was held at Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) in 1995. The venues where these Festivals were subsequently held are Kolkata (West Bengal) in 1996, Ahmedabad(Gujrat) in 1997 ,Chennai(Tamil Nadu) in 1998, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) in 1999, Gandhinagar (Gujarat) in 2000, Hissar (Haryana) in 2002 ,Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) in 2003 ,Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) in 2004 ,Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) in 2005 ,Patna(Bihar) in 2006 , Pune (Maharashtra) in 2007 and Chennai (Tamil Nadu) in 2008, Bhubaneswar (Orissa) in 2009 and Udaipur (Rajasthan) in 2010.

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