National Youth Carnival 2017

National Youth Carnival 2017 (NYC’17) was organized this year at Peshawar Sports Complex, Qayyum Stadium, Peshawar, December 8-12, 2017. NYC’17 brought together incredible youth members from leading educational institutions (Universities, degree awarding institutes, degree colleges) of all parts of the country and to highlight their talent to outside world. Approximately 13,000 participants were part of this event that was to be the most historic event of its kind.

Four days events started with introductory speech by Mr. Mahmood Khan, Minister for Sports & Youth, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as Chief Guest of the Opening Ceremony. Formal speech was presented from the Host Department by Mr. Mahmood Khan, and was concluded with award distribution by Mr. Parvez Khattak, the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The whole environment was filled with enthusiasm and energy of brainy and smart participants. Participants from more than 60 educational institutions were guided to their competition venues and as scheduled all the 30 competitions/ events were held successfully

Total Targeted Universities, Degree Awarding Institutions, Postgraduate Colleges and Madaris of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 150 Plus

  • All Public Sector Universities/ Degree Awarding Institutions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  •  All Postgraduate Colleges of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • Renowned Madaris of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
TitleNational Youth Carnival 2017
Sponsored byDirectorate General of Sports and Youth Affairs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Project Dates December 8-12, 2017
FeaturesCompetitions & Cultural Events (Cultural Dances and Cultural Musical Concert of all the Provinces)
Direct  Beneficiaries 13 Thousand Students (approx)
(Participants)Male : 55%-50% Female: 45%-50%
Social Media Outreach: 13 million (approx.)
Electronic Media Outreach: 2 million (approx.)
Print Media Outreach: 1.5 million (approx.)
Participating Institutes150+Educational Institutions
Indirect Beneficiaries 50 Thousands (approx)

Total Outreach:

NYC’17 16.5 million (approx.)

Competition Categories

  • Drama Competition
  • Thematic Art Competition
  • Painting Competition
  • Calligraphy Competition
  • Short Film Competition
  • Photography Competition
  • Urdu Singing Competition
  • English Singing Competition
  • Pashto Singing Competition
  • Hindko Singing Competition
  • Cultural Dance Competition
  • Music Band Competition
  • Qira’t Competition
  • Naa’t Competition
  • English Declamation Contest
  • Urdu Declamation Contest
  • English Essay Writing Competition
  • Urdu Essay Writing Competition
  • Bait Bazi Contest
  • Quiz Competition
  • Business Plan Competition
  • Ad Making Contest
  • Spelling Bee Competition
  • Stand Up Comedy
  • Extra Ordinary Talent Competition
  • Console Gaming (FIFA)

Project of
Directorate of Youth Affairs
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Consulting Partner


Liaison Corporation
Facilitating Partner


Awareness & Prevention Wing,