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Itagar, June 7: Aruchal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa has advised the youths of the state to be proud of the history, culture and traditions of the region and country.
“Share your knowledge, cultural, traditions, ethos and codes of good human being and create bonds among the people and believe in positive aspects of life,” he said in his address after iugurating the week-long North East tiol Service Scheme (NSS) Festival at NERIST amidst 300 NSS volunteers from all the eight North Eastern states here Saturday, a Raj Bhawan communiqué informed.
Reminding the youth of the objectives of the NSS, the governor advised the participants to inculcate in themselves fraternity, punctuality, patriotism, integrity and discipline.
He emphasised that they should be able to serve the poor and needy and the discrimited and disadvantaged section of the people.
Rajkhowa said that the North East relgion has lot of talents but poor in good leadership quality and expressed hope that this type of programme would help in developing leadership quality among the youth of the region.
Recalling his service to refugees and dislocated people from Aruchal Pradesh and adjoining areas during the 1962 war, he called upon the youth to prepare themselves for emergencies. He exhorted them to work for mentally and physically challenged people and termilly ill persons like cancer patients.
Reposing faith in the younger generation, the governor called on the youth to contribute towards eradication of drug addiction, substance abuse, smoking and drinking and strengthening the commul harmony.
He advised the youth to take responsibility and to do good for the society, which would make them proud in long time to come.
Education Minister Tapang Taloh in his address said that today youth comprise around 40 percent of tiol population and they are most valuable human resource and said that they are the fountainhead of development.
While dwelling on the broader objective of NSS, the minister exhorted the participants to inculcate values of life. Briefing on the festival, Regiol Head of NSS, Guwahati Sunil Kumar Basumatary informed that the programme aims to develop persolity of the participating students and youth. He said that NSS provide exposure to the youth through its programmes in the tiol and intertiol levels and informed that as on the day the scheme has 33 lakhs volunteers from 50,000 educatiol institutions and 200 Universities. The NSS Regiol Head informed that it is the 11th Festival in the North East region and 2nd festival in the State of Aruchal Pradesh. NSS volunteers from Sikkim, Manipur and Assam presented traditiol cultural items in the iugural function. The week-long programme includes cultural and literary competitions, cultural interaction and lectures including on life skills for youth by Retd USA Commander Dr A Lusker, the communiqué added.