The fifth Youth Delphic Games 2016 will be hosted in Goa in April 2016
The fifth Youth Delphic Games 2016 will be hosted in Goa in April 2016, attracting 125 Countries with over 7000 participants, six art categories and over 70 sub-categories, with many parallel artistic and fun events and activities for everyone. For art and culture enthusiasts, April 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 and 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 eight countries in the past 20 years in two formats.
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.
A top Goa government official said, “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.”
Elvis Dias, member, Youth Delphic Games Organising Committee 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. Mumbai is a very important city for us because of its large young, dynamic and multi-cultural population. The city is a perfect blend of traditional festivals, food, music and theatre. Known as the busiest cosmopolitan city of India, Mumbai still holds its age-old culture. We are expecting a lot of participation from Mumbai as well as the state of Maharashtra.”
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, fashion, sculpture, installation, photography), social arts (communications, internet, media, pedagogic, didactic) and ecological arts and architecture (urban planning, landscaping, preservation and 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.
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.