The third day of the 8th edition of Youth Festival started on February 22 had a line-up of talented artists and organisations on Sunday. Puran Bhatt entertained the audience with the puppet performances on various songs. Later, Salaam Baalak Trust, one of the most trusted NGOs for street children in Delhi, presented a cultural performance for the audience. This was followed by a street play by Mukhauta - The Dramatic Society of Shaheed Rajguru College. The play The Dark Room deals with the scenario of the Juvenile homes. It focused on the reasons which lead young children to Juvenile home and also how these homes turn into hell homes.
Striking the musical chord, Khirkee 17, a hip-hop crew from the South Delhi performed their own composition in rap. Their lyrics highlighted some real-life issues like women's safety, political condition etc. Students from Technia Institute of Dance, Music and Fine Arts, Rohini presented a Vocal Ensemble.
Nanda Kumar from Kalalayam School of Dance and Performing Arts presented a contemporary dance form. Nazaakat, The Indian Dance Society of Gargi College performed Dollukunitha which is a traditional folk dance form of Karnataka often performed by men and sometimes by women of the Shepherd community.
Manipuri Cultural Troupe, Disciples of Sri Mangoljao Singh performed Manipuri DholChollam and stick balance performance. DholCholom is a well-known dance form of the North East Indian State of Manipur. This traditional dance is also known as drum dance. Stick-balance is the most popular traditional martial arts form of Manipur, where the artist with the help of two bamboo sticks performs different kind of stick balancing acts movement with acrobatic manners. Later, Amaiza- A melange of Indian Classical dance styles presented an impressive performance.
The evening was filled with the applause for the performing artists.
The youth festival is organised by Sahitya Kala Parishad and the Department of Art, Culture, and Languages, Delhi Government. The 6-day long festival will continue till February 27, 2019, at the Central Park, Connaught Place, Delhi.
This youth festival is a significant platform that showcases the rich cultural legacy of our country and more than 1200 artists are participating in it this year.