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Goa to host 5th Youth Delphic Games in February 2016


Panaji: The fifth Youth Delphic Games will be held in Goa from February 1 to 14 next year. “The world’s only common floor for art and culture comes to India for the first time and so for arts and culture enthusiasts February 2016 is the time to head to Goa to witness the truly international event,” organisers said today.

The fifth Youth Delphic Games is pressumed to attract 125 countries with over 7000 participants, six art categories andover 70 sub-categories, with many parallel artistic and fun events and activities for everyone, spokesperson for Youth Delphic Games Organising Committee, Pankaj Kothari said.

For the Games, youth between 15 and 25 years of age, will be invited to participate under the motto “Celebrating Arts and Cultures”. Regarded as the twin sister of the Olympic Games with a 2500-year history in ancient Greece, the Delphic Games of the modern era was founded in 1994 and has travelled across eight countries in the past 20 years in two formats.

The Delphic Games celebrate six art categories namely, musical arts and sounds (singing, instrumental music, electronic sounds), performing arts (dance, theatre, circus, puppetry) language arts (literature, poetry, moderation), Visual arts (painting, graphics, sculpture, installation, fashion, photography), Social arts (communications, Internet, media, pedagogic, didactic) and ecological arts & architecture (urban planning, landscaping, preservation and conservation of nature, monuments).

An organising committee has been formed for the India chapter of Youth Delphic Games, comprising professionals across disciplines and the Goa government. The committee will ensure a planned and structured approach towards a seamless execution of the world event, Kothari said.