PM will inaugurate National Youth Festival in state on Jan 12: CM Bommai

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Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai speaking to reporters after a prepatory meeting of the National Youth Festival.

BELAGAVI: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that a National Youth Festival is slated to be hosted at Hubballi-Dharwad twin cities, which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“The National Youth Festival will be organised on January 12 in connection with the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, and it will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday.

Talking to reporters after a preliminary meeting of the National Youth Festival here on Wednesday, Bommai said, “Around 7,500 representatives from all states will participate in the youth festival. Instructions are given to make proper boarding and lodging facilities for the delegates, and also to prepare the platforms. We are thankful to PM Modi and Union Youth Empowerment Minister Anurag Thakur for giving an opportunity for Karnataka to host this youth festival”, he added.

The meeting was attended by Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, Karnataka ministers K C Narayana Gowda, R Ashoka, Byrati Basavaraj, Dr C N Ashwath Narayana, Chief Secretary Vandita Sharma and others.

To a question on Covid preparedness, the CM said, “The state government has taken serious note of increasing Covid-19 cases, developments at the international level, guidelines issued by the Union Health Ministry, ramping up tests and precaution while doing it, and preventive steps. So, a meeting has to be convened on December 22 to work out preventive steps in the coming days”. (ANI)

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