Chennai International Youth Festival (CIYF), the world’s biggest youth conclave was jointly organized by Youth Development Consortium (YDC) and the Government of India with the support of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Urban Development and Ministry of Tourism at the central and state level.
The second edition of Chennai International Youth Festival (CIYF) took place from September 1 to 16 at various venues across the State got concluded with a prize distribution ceremony on Sunday at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, Chennai. The ceremony was graced by Mr. C Vijaya Baskar, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Mr. KP Anbazhagan, Minister for Higher Education and Mr. P Balakrishna Reddy, Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Development.
With over 250 events, it was a 16-day extravaganza that showcased a wide variety of talent in competitive and non-competitive cultural events, sports, martial arts, exhibitions, seminars, and conferences. More than 5 lakh youth were engaged in this event and produced 2000 medalists at various events. SRM Institute of Science and Technology was declared the overall winners of the second edition with the most number of medals.
Dr. T.R. Paarivendhar, Founder Chancellor of SRMIST congratulated the students of SRM who won the most number of medals in this festival. Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan, Hon’ble President, Dr. Sandeep Sancheti Vice Chancellor, Dr. R. Balasubramanian Pro VC of SRMIST, Directors, Deans, and other staff members also appreciated the medalists for their efforts in adding another feather to the cap of SRM.