The capital recently inaugurated the ninth edition of its Youth Festival, which is doing a splendid job preserving the cultural heritage of the city.
We all know Delhi is a hub for art and culture. To celebrate this diversity, the national capital recently kicked off the ninth edition of its Youth Festival. The six-day long event — organised by the Sahitya Kala Parishad and Department of Art, Culture, and Languages, Delhi Government — will conclude on December 6.
“It feels great to see all of us (the youth) performing together and I feel proud that all of us are representing the colours of India. Youth nowadays are very active. We are participating in almost every activity, whether representing India in sports and culture or fighting against crime or pollution,” shares Mohit Arya from the band, Project Raag, who performed on the second day of the event.
The festival is witnessing the participation of more than 500 artists. Delhi’s youngsters, along with eminent artists, are showcasing the youth’s constructive and creative
“This is my third year of performing in the Youth Festival and I have received a good response and feedback from people. I have seen the youth perform nukkad-nataks to educate people about all kinds of issues,” shares Akshay Bhatt of Aakaar Puppet Theatre.
On the opening day, sarod exponent Mukesh Sharma’s disciples delivered a wonderful performance on the sarod and the rabab. Then, the Anandam group dwelled in the patriotic spirit and presented a raga based on popular songs and bhajans such as Vande Mataram, Vaishnav Jan, Ekla Chalo Re, Sare Jaha Se Acha, Raghupati Raghav and the Gayatri Mantra.
“The youth is the future of our country and we have always kept our faith in the development of the youth and children to make our nation better. We also believe that culture is the best way to reach out to the people from any section of society. We are determined to preserve the cultural heritage of the city. Reaching out to a new audience is important in doing so,” shares Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.