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Panaji: November 7, 2019

                                                                                       Kartika 16, 1941 

The Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs will be  organizing XVIIIth Youth festival 2019-20 in four Zones and also at State Level to showcase the talent of Youth in Music and Cultural Events.

Youth Festival 2019-20 will be conducted at Zone such as Zone I:-Ponda Sattari and Dharbandora, Zone II-Pernem, Bardez and Bicholim, Zone-III Salcete, Mormugoa and Tiswadi and Zone IV Canacona, Quepem and Sanguem.

The first round of competition in six events will be held in four zones. First three winners from four zones will qualify for State Level Youth Festival. Zonal Level Events will be Folk Dance, Folk Song, Harmonium, Tabla, Classical Vocal and    Elocution events .

At the State Level Bhartnayam, Kathak, Sitar, Flute, Guitar and One Act Play events will be held in addition to six events which will be conducted at  Zonal level.

Programmes at Zone and State Level will be held as below. Zone –I Sakhali, on November 18, 2019 at Ravindra Bhavan, Sankhali, Zone-II on November 22, 2019 at Farmers Co-opeartive Society, Pernem, Zone-III Mormugao, December 2, 2019 at Ravindra Bhavan, Vasco, Zone IV Curchorem December 4, 2019 at Ravindra Bhavan, Curchorem and State Level on December 6-7, 2019 at Ravindra Bhavan, Fatorda.

Participants should be in the age group of 15 to 29 years i.e not less than 15years and not more then 29 years as on April 1, 2019. Participants in any one zone. Participants should submit their entries for Zone and State Level at Sports Department office by November 13, 2019. Entry Forms can be downloaded from Official Website www.dsya.goa.gov.in

Theme selected for One Act Play and Elocution Competition should be based on the Principles and Life of Mahatma Gandhi.