As per the instructions of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Block, District and State-level Youth Festival is being organised on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda Jayanti, with the objective to provide special opportunity and platform to youngsters to connect with cultural activities and polish their talents.

Block-level youth fest will be organized from October 15 to November 15, District-level youth festival will be held from November 15 to December 15, and State-level Youth Festival will be organized in capital city Raipur from January 12-14. Chief Secretary has issued necessary guidelines to all the district collectors for successfully organising of these events.

Youth Festival will be based on theme ‘Gadbo Nava Chhattisgarh’, reflecting the basic values of Indian culture and cultural heritage of Chhattisgarh. Contestants securing first position in Block-level youth festival will be qualified to participate in District-level youth festival and the ones securing first position in district-level youth festival will be qualified to participate at State-level Youth Festival.

District collectors have been directed to organize youth festival based on the open-category competition and ensure participation of maximum number of youth. Collectors have been directed to ensure compliance to the guidelines issued by Sports and Youth Welfare Department- the nodal department for Youth Festival.