A three-day state-level youth festival will begin from January 12 in the capital Raipur. Preparations for Yuva Utsav have been started vigorously at the government-administration level. The state level youth festival will be inaugurated on January 12 at 10 am in the capital. Under the direction of Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel and guidance of Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Shri Umesh Patel, this time a youth festival is being organized in the state in a grand manner to enhance rural sports talent and promote the art culture of Chhattisgarh. Under Yuva Mahotsav, competitions have been organized at all the development blocks and district level of the state. The selected participants will showcase their sporting talent at the state level youth festival held in the capital from January 12.
Six thousand 521 participants from 15 to 40 years and above 40 years of age will participate in the state level youth festival held in the capital Raipur. These include 3 thousand 613 male, 2 thousand 433 female participants and 301 male and 174 female officer employees. Various sports competitions will be organized during this period including folk dance, folklore, classical music, classical dance, playing, recitation, essay, painting, improvised speech, traditional costumes, debates, quizzes, food festivals.
The state level youth festival will be organized at Sports Directorate campus, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Auditorium, Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla University Auditorium, Science College Auditorium, University Sports Complex, Rajdhani Raipur. Competitions of different disciplines will be held in different venues from 9 am to 8 pm. On January 12, the main stage of the Sports Directorate campus will host Karama Nach, second stage folk dance and Raut Nacha in the open stage, essay and painting competition in the hall. The Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Auditorium will hold folk songs, classical Hindustani and Carnatic music, guitar and sitar playing competitions. There will be a tabla playing competition at Ekanki Drama and Science College Auditorium in Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla University Auditorium. Khel Kho-Kho (women and men), Kabaddi (women) will be organized in the open ground of the university sports competition campus.
Under the Yuva Mahotsav, there will be a competition on 13 January in the main stage of the Directorate of Sports Complex, folk dance, Surah dance in the Sarhul Nritya Second stage, Danda dance and Panthi, Bastarhiya dance in the open stage. Kathak, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri Dance Contest in 1500 seater hall, improvised speech in 100 seater hall, Bharatanatyam and traditional costumes competition and Flute recital competition in 60 seater hall will be organized in Pandit Deendayal Auditorium. There will be a competition of Harmonium, Mridangam and Veena playing in Ekanki Drama and Science College Auditorium in Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla University Auditorium.
On 14 January, the main stage of the Sports Directorate campus will have rock band and open stage with fuggies, bumblebee competition, debate and quiz in the hall and food festival in the sports complex Dome. Organizing of race races and semi-finals of Kho-Kho (Female / Male), Kabaddi (Female / Male) and Hardline match if matches remain in Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla University Auditorium in 7 districts. Will happen. Closing ceremony will be held on 14 January at 2 pm in the Sports Directorate campus.