The flagship programme of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (GOI) is being held atGovernment College of Commerce and Business Administration, Sector 50, Chandigarh on25th January 2019 as the Nodal Institution for CHANDIGARH on behalf of the Department of Education, Chandigarh Administration and the Chandigarh State N.S.S. Unit. National Youth Parliament Festival 2019: Be The Voice of New India, is the novel initiative of the Ministry of India. The purpose of this initiative is to put forth the views of the youth on various issues concerning the country so that the youth can participate and brainstorm on how a new India could be formed in the coming years through such deliberations. The idea of youth becoming the voice of India was shared by the Honourable  Prime Minister of India who wants the youth of the nation to find solutions to the critical issues and contribute to policy making. The candidates were registered at 09:00 am. All these participants were shortlisted on the basis of their performance at the screening level. It was followed by the welcome of the Hon’ble Chief Guest, Shri. B.L Sharma, IAS, Secretary, Education, Chandigarh Administration, Chandigarh, Jury members, State liaison Officer, Dr. Bikram Rana, Nodal Officer, Dr. Bikramjit Kaur, and participants from Chandigarh by the Principal of the college Dr. Manjit Kaur. Speaking on the occasion, Shri. B.L Sharma, IAS, Secretary, Education, Chandigarh Administration, Chandigarh exhorted the youth to focus on public issues and favour politics as a creative career so as to utilise their creative potential and find solutions to the problems faced by the country. At 10:30 am, the session started with the declaration of Prof. Pam Rajput (Jury Member) as the speaker of the house. The participants spoke on the topics related to India Sets Global Narratives on Terrorism, India Sets Global Narratives on Economic Offenders, India Sets Global Narratives on Climate Change, Khelo India: A gateway for budding Sportspersons and Best time for Indian Sportspersons to make a mark. The evaluation criteria for selection of the suitable candidates included their articulation, clarity of thought, content knowledge and demeanour. The selected candidates from Chandigarh will participate at the next level.