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Goa hosts Youth Delphic Games 2016

For art and culture enthusiasts, February 2016 is the time to head to Goa to witness a truly international event - Youth Delphic Games. The world’s only common floor for Arts & Cultures comes to India for the first time to celebrate Artistic human expressions.

Regarded world over 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 8 Countries in the past 20 years in two formats.

The Vth Youth Delphic Games 2016 will be hosted in Goa from February 01 to 14, 2016, attracting 125 Countries with over 7000 participants, 6 Art categories and over 70 sub-categories, with many parallel artistic and fun events and activities for everyone.

This time, Goa is inviting the artistic youth of the world between 15 and 25 years of age, to participate under the motto "Celebrating Arts and Cultures". Artistic competitions, presentations and exhibitions define the essence of the Games. Artists and performers from around the world will come to India to showcase their talent and cement cultural ties with the rest of the World.

The Delphic Games Celebrate 6 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) & Ecological Arts & Architecture (Urban Planning, Landscaping, Preservation & Conservation of nature, monuments) Globally celebrated Indian 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.

At a recent Travel Trade Exhibition hosted in Hyderabad hosted by The Department of Tourism, Government of Goa and the International Delphic Council, A top Goa government official, shared, “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”.

Also speaking at the event, Mr. Ramesh Prasana (Deputy Secretary General, Delphic Games) said, “It is a proud moment for India to host the world’s largest common floor for Arts & 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.” He also added, “Hyderabad is a very important city for us as it is hub of arts and culture.

The city has been the place where the traditions–both cultural and linguistic–of North India and South India meet.

We are expecting a lot of participation from Hyderabad as well as the state of Andhra Pradesh” Held once every four years in two formats, Delphic Games is a performer’s paradise, where celebration and creativity go hand in hand.

A cultural haven for art lovers and young performers, this is a platform for enriching individual experiences and engagement for the media, opinion leaders, bloggers, columnists, government bodies and the people at large.

For participants and for public, Delphic Games are an opportunity to witness the beauty of human expressions from across different races and cultures. An organizing committee has been formed for the India chapter of Youth Delphic Games comprising of professionals across disciplines and the Government of Goa.

The committee will ensure a planned and structured approach towards a seamless execution of the world event, Youth Delphic Games 2016.

About Delphic Games: The International Delphic Council, Berlin, Germany (Non-Government, Non-Profit, Non-political) is a powerful initiative in the world to promote Art and Culture in a way that it brings humanity closer and strives for world peace through beautiful human expressions of the various arts - across linguistic, geographical, demographical, religious and social boundaries.

Delphic Games are to Arts & Cultures what Olympic Games are to Physical Sports. As the twin Sister of the Olympic games, they have a history of over 2500 years in Ancient Greece and over 20 years in the Modern Era.

The Delphic Games are the largest common floor for Arts and Cultures in the world, as Olympics games are the largest common floor for Sports.

Categories include all disciplines of Musical Arts & Sounds, Performing Arts, Social Arts, Visual Arts, Linguistic Arts and Ecological Arts & Architecture. The International Delphic Council (IDC) organizes the Delphic Games / Youth Delphic Games / Delphic Art Movie Award (DAMA) / World Culture Forum and Regional Delphiads, around the world. The Games are organized every 4 years in 2 formats, alternatively.

The games have been staged in 8 countries since 1997, including Georgia, Russia, Germany, Malaysia, Philippines, Korea, South Africa & Greece.
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