Goa tourism is gearing up for the V Youth Delphic Games in January 2016. Hosted by the Goa government, the Union ministry of tourism has in-principle agreed to support the Youth Delphic Games 2016, and a formal proposal has been made to the government. Around 180 countries have been approached for participation while 125 countries are being targeted. A discussion on the organization of the Delphic Games was held at a high power committee monitoring meeting recently. Talking about the issues discussed at the HPCC meeting, Goa tourism development corporation (GTDC) chairman Nilesh Cabral told TOI that the Goa government’s funding for the Games should be in proportion to the number of countries participating. Emphasis should be on greater participation. The Delphic Games promote art and culture through six categories of expression such as music art, performing art, language art, visual art and social art. The Games, spread over 14 days, comprises 100 events in six categories and over 21 disciplines, will have over 7,000 people from over 100 countries participating in the event, HPCC members were told during the meeting.