18th national youth festival kicked-off in ludhiana on Sunday in Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). Union sports Minister Jitendra Kumar inaugurated the youth festival by unfurling the flag. Union minister for information and broadcasting Manish Tewari, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal also shared the stage with the sports minister.
The programme begin at 1 pm, one hour late from the scheduled time. Around 5000 participants from 35 states and Union territories are participating in the festival.