Interstate youth exchange programme underway


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 23, 2018: Education minister Thokchom Radheshyam today inaugurated the 15-day Inter State Youth Exchange Programme, 2018, under Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat, national programme for youth and adolescent development, ministry of youth affairs and sports, organised by the Nehru Yuva Kendra, Imphal West at Youth Hostel, Kodompokpi Sports Ground, Wangjing, Thoubal.

Radheshyam said the future of India lies in the hands of its youth. Unity among the youth, he added, is the strength that will help in achieving the super power status for the country. He stressed that the exchange programme will help in acknowledging and highlighting the diverse culture of the country by sharing the experiences, ideas and views. The experience during the exchange programme, he said, should be cherished by the students, bind with the notion of being a part of the diverse culture of India.

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Youths affairs and sports minister Letpao Haokip said it is from the sacrifices of the great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel that United India today stands strong. He said it is now the duty of the youth to safeguard the country through harmony and unite for betterment of the country. He said that he hope the programme will bring closeness among the people of the nation.

Participated by fifty students Madhya Pradesh, twenty from Nagaland and 30 from Manipur the programme will celebrate the diversity of India as a nation through interaction of the diverse cuisine, music, dance, theatre, handicrafts, sports, literature, etc. to enable them imbibe the innate chord of bonding and brotherhood. Members of Nehru Yuva Kendra of Manipur also attended the programme.

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Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat is an initiative of the government of India launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Rashtriya Ekta Divas held on October 31, 2015, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The campaign is to foster national integration by a co‐ordinated mutual engagement process.


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