Indian capital is witnessing its largest development festival that brings together nearly a million youth from across India for month-long series of events.
Launched by Member of Parliament, Mr Gaurav Gogoi on February 26, the event is organised by Leaders For Tomorrow Foundation, a not-for-profit youth movement in partnership with the US Embassy’s American Centre.
The 30-day festival, started from 1 st March with an aim to inspire youth to be change makers in their society, will have participation college students from over 20 states.
Major events under the festival include a Leadership Summit, Entrepreneurship Summit, and Date with Development (a series of competitions on the theme of Development). Other events include blood donation camps, online campaigns, online debates, cleanliness drives, street play performances, film festivals, and a Mass Cleanathon.
“Development festival is the only platform that is giving youth the opportunity to plan and lead such a huge event. With a core team of more than 150 college students we are giving hands-on experience in leadership to the youth and adding value to them through interactions with eminent leaders,” said Akshay Kumar, Delhi President of LFT.
This is the longest running edition of the annual festival, which began in 2009.
The Development Festival 2k18 will be supported by 7000 youth volunteers from across 100 colleges of Delhi/NCR.