Prime Minister Narendra Modi conferred the National Youth Parliament Festival Awards 2019 and distributed certificates to the winners on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Based on the theme of ‘Be the Voice of New India and Find solutions and Contribute to Policy’, the festival was organised by National Service Scheme and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan under the aegis of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. PM Modi also launched a Khelo India App to make sports easy for children. More than 50 thousand youth participated in the event.Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports and Information and Broadcasting Col Rajyavardhan Rathore (Retd) said that the Prime Minister had inspired to hold the Youth Parliament, and has provided full support for the promotion of sports in the country.List of winners: The winners from the national level competition, include:Shweta Umre from Maharshtra is at first positionAnjanakshi M S from Karnataka is at second positionMamta Kumari from Bihar is at third position.PM @narendramodi gives away National Youth Parliament Festival, 2019 Awards to the winners in New Delhi. pic.twitter.com/v9RPTnON2uPIB India (@PIB_India) February 27, 2019A proud moment for us all at SSRVM, as our student Anjanakshi M.S. from Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science & Research (@SSCASRHOfficial) received 2nd prize at the National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 Awards from Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi.#EducationMatters #KnowYourSSRVM pic.twitter.com/pj2d4WPJZuSri Sri Educational Institutions (SSRVM) (@ssrvm) February 27, 2019Khelo India AppLaunched by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, the app motivates young players to gather information about various games. The app is designed for schools and students.advertisementPM @narendramodi launches #KheloIndia Mobile App at the #NationalYouthParliamentFestival, 2019 in New Delhi. pic.twitter.com/zA7fwYV61mPIB India (@PIB_India) February 27, 2019It answers basic questions about sports, such as:How to playWhere to playHow to stay fitMotivating messages by PM ModiCongratulating the participants and winners of the National Youth Parliament Festival 2019, Prime Minister appreciated their energy and devotion.He said that the festival represents the image of a new IndiaHe asked the youth to connect with the vision of new IndiaHe added that the youth of the country should be prepared to play a bigger role in the development of the nation and society.Why PM Modi emphasised on communications:The Prime Minister urged the youth of the country to develop better communication skills for the betterment of society.He said that the words one speak may or may not be impressive but it should definitely be inspiring.He asked the youth of the nation to take up various issues and debate on it.Young people have the advantage of freshness and new ideas, enabling them to face new challenges more effectively, PM Modi said.Future ParliamentariansPrime Minister expressed hope that the National Youth Parliament Festival platform would provide direction and shape to the energy of the youth and a better dialogue process. He said that such events would aid those aspiring to become Parliamentarians.#KheloIndia Mobile App Lanched by hon’ble PM @narendramodiFind out #HowToPlay a sport,#WhereToPlay it & check your fitness levels.Feed the fitness scores of your child to find out a #champion in the making around you. https://t.co/j4uNxwSAI0 #ChampionsDhundhein @Ra_THORe pic.twitter.com/Wo6pRy5tpNKhelo India (@kheloindia) February 27, 2019National Youth Parliament selection:The organisation invites from 18 to 25 years of age.Youth parliaments are set up at the district and state level.The participants for District Youth Parliament, (DYP) were selected through two screening processes i.e. digital and walk-in screenings in nodal Institution in 471 designated districts across the country from January 24 to 28.The best three speakers selected by a Jury from each District Youth Parliament participated at the State Youth Parliament (SYP).Two best speakers selected from each SYP participated as speakers in the National Youth Parliament (NYP).As many as 28 State Youth Parliaments were held across the country from February 5 to 7 to select 56 final contestants for NYP.