Youth Festival is an annual gathering of youths with various activities. It is a festive occasion, where young individuals get an opportunity to showcase their talents through competitive, non-competitive and other events.
Singapore Youth Festival (SYF)
They Singapore Youth Festival have always stepped up as a natural platform for young individuals of different ethnic communities to come together in celebration. This festival has been a platform for building friendship, strengthening bonds and honing skills. It has also been an occasion where lots of practice and dedication gave been put by everyone to give the best and make the best out of the day. Singapore Youth Festival is an annual event organized by the Ministry of Education to celebrate the achievements of youths in co-curricular activities. Started in April and culminating a month-long celebration in July, more than 30,000 students in schools across Singapore participate in performing arts, sports and many other activities.
Theme of SYF
The theme of the 2012 Singapore Youth Festival is Aspirations. It invites our youths to dare to dream. As they picture their bright future ahead of them, they come up with unique and creative ways to arrive at their desired destination. With this creativity and imagination, they aim to fabricate a bright future elevate their determination and skills so they can conquer their dreams and make them a reality. With hand in hands, the youth will strive to achieve anything in their minds and hearts.
For the past year, students across Singapore have been honing their craft of disciplines ranging from Choir and Dance to Chinese Orchestra. At the Festival, youths are encouraged to participate in platforms which involve innovative programming. As the festival’s journey continues in the next decade, the celebration of cultural and artistic diversity will be more different, more unique and will give more opportunities for youths to gather their strength.
For more information, visit the official website of Singapore Youth Festival.
Why Youth Festival?
The most important advantage is that youth festivals, in an atmosphere of goodwill and friendship, highly contribute towards the unity of various diverse elements in the country. Each group of youth get an opportunity to reveal best and noblest in them, and also study what is best in others. In this way, youth festival helps to promote national integration- a supreme need of our country.
Such festivals also provide a key in community living. People with different regions have different modes of living, eating habits and wear different kinds of clothes. During youth festivals, students from different regions stay together. The community living in itself at a youth festival has an educational value. The oddities of the people of the various regions begin to look less disturbing on account of a feeling of familiarity and ones. Thus youth festivals prepare the youth for new tasks ahead and provide them with fine training grounds for a national integration.