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Peshawar

December 7, 2017

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Youth carnival to commence from Dec 9

Youth carnival to commence from Dec 9

PESHAWAR: The final round of the National Youth Carnival (NYC) Mega Challenge-2017, featuring 2000 male and female students and youth would commence from December 9 next.
Arrangements to hold the carnival were being finalised where the participants both female and male from all over the country would compete in 30 different activities.
Secretary Sports, Tourism and Youth Affairs Muhammad Tariq Khan visited the Peshawar Sports Complex and reviewed the arrangements being made for the mega event.
Various venues and halls at the Peshawar Sports Complex were being decorated with banners and other materials highlighting the culture of all the provinces including Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the carnival.
The NYC Mega Challenge-2017 carries the prize money of Rs.5 million. The event was first organised by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa govt in 2013.
The scope of event was expanded this time by involving maximum number of colleges’ students, public and private sectors universities and 11 seminaries this year.  As many as 600 students and youth would represent the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 30 different categories of the event.
A total of 1,000 student and youth selected after trails from other parts of the country would represent their respective provinces in the NYC.
Besides, 400 other participants selected in various culture shows, Education Expos, City Visits and other events will feature in the event this time.
The participants would be provided free accommodation, food and transportation. Talking to reporters, Muhammad Tariq Khan said the provincial government had allocated Rs1 billion to arrange healthy and constructive activities for the youth.
He said trials were held in 121 public and private sector universities, post graduate colleges and seminaries where 13,000 students from across the province participated out of which 600 were short-listed for the event.

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