Youth Festival 2015-2016
Student-Youth Festival, 2015-2016
 
The Student-Youth Festival is one of the major programmes for identifying the budding talents of our state in the sphere of culture. Such a big event in the cultural arena of our state is seen very rarely. The festival has two aspects. One is Cultural Competitions and the other is Cultural Programmes.
 
In our state, this festival is organized in three tiers. The first tier is Block/Municipality/Municipal Corporation/Notified Area/Borough Level. The second one is District Level and the third is State Level. The successful candidates of the Block/Municipal/ Municipal Corporation/ Notified Area /Borough level competitions get the opportunity to participate in the District level competitions. Again, the successful competitors of the District level competitions are sent to compete at the State level competitions. Finally the successful candidates of the State level competitions get to represent the state of West Bengal in the National Youth Festival.
 
The State Level Student-Youth Festival, 2015-2016 was organized on & from 2-4 January, 2016 at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, Salt Lake, Kolkata in which about 3,000 (Three Thousand) competitors across the state participated. Cultural competitions were held in 37 different events with great enthusiasm. There were cultural programmes everyday in the evening where eminent singers also performed.
 
An amount of Rs.1,25,000/- (Rupees One Lakh Twenty Five Thousand) only was given to each of the 341 Blocks, 121 Municipalities, 5 Municipal Corporations and 16 Boroughs under the Kolkata Municipal Corporation and an another amount of Rs.4,30,000/- (Rupees Four Lakh Thirty Thousand) only was given to each of the 21 Districts of West Bengal for organizing this three tier Student-Youth Festival successfully.