The Vth Youth Delphic Games 2016 will be hosted in Goa from February 1-14 next year that will have six art categories and over 70 sub-categories, with many artistic events and activities.
Artistic youth of the world aged between 15 and 25 years can participate under the motto ‘Celebrating Arts and Cultures’.
The Delphic Games will celebrate six art categories namely - Musical Arts & Sounds (Singing, Instrumental Music, Electronic Sounds), Performing Arts (Dance, Theatre, Circus, Puppetry) Language Arts (Literature, Poetry, Moderation), Visual Arts (Painting, Graphics, Fashion, Sculpture, Installation, Photography), Social Arts (Communications, Internet, Media, Pedagogic, Didactic) and Ecological Arts & Architecture (Urban Planning, Landscaping, Preservation & Conservation of nature, monuments).
Renowned personalities such as Alyque Padamsee, Dr Sonal Mansingh, Shiamak Davar, Pahlaj Nihalani, cultural Icons from around the world are associated with the Delphic Games. Late Legend Nelson Mandela was the Delphic Youth Ambassador till his lifetime.
A top Goa government official said, “Goa is a true representation of our great country. Being selected to host the coveted Youth Delphic Games raises Goa to global prominence as a cultural tourism hub, culinary paradise besides being known as a leisure paradise. We will leave no stone unturned to make it one of the most memorable editions ever hosted in the world.”
Pankaj Kothari, Spokesperson for the Youth Delphic Games Organising Committee, said, “It is a proud moment for India to host the world’s largest common floor for arts and cultures, especially at the most opportune time in India’s journey to be a global super-power. With the beautiful backdrop of Goa and the world’s growing interest in India, there is no better time than this. Delphic Games is over 2,500 years old and is the twin sister of the Olympic Games. It has the power to unite the world in artistic expressions and thus reduce conflicts. And the delight is that India is the youngest country today, with the oldest civilization!”