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CM urges youth to take responsibility to shape society via sports

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 March 2018 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, March 23: Urging the youth of the State to take sports as a way of life and aspire to achieve excellence in sporting fields, Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal today said that sports is a universal unifying factor through which qualities such as honesty and dedication can be imbibed. The Chief Minister was speaking at the iugural function of the Pub Kamrup College’s indoor stadium and a high-speed internet facility at Baihata Chariali in Kamrup District today. A study center of Krish Kanta Handique State Open University was also iugurated today at the college.

The Chief Minister also said that good human beings committed to the cause of the society can be created through sports and parents and teachers have vital role to play in this regard by encouraging and motivating youngsters to take up sports in earnest. Confusion regarding sports hampering academic activities in students’ life must not be created in their minds and the students must be encouraged to take part in sports and cultural activities so that they can bring laurels to the state and the country in different fields, he said.

Referring to the Dr. Bhupen Hazarika’s song “this world is a playground”, Sonowal said that playing sport helps in maintaining good health and self confidence grows in a person who is in good health. Camaraderie and universal brotherhood can be forged through sports and it can eble a person to contribute meaningfully to the society by becoming capable citizen, he said.

He also said that budget provisions have been kept at this year’s budget to set up a Sports University in the State and for organizing panchayat level football tourments all across the State through which talents from interior places will emerge.

Urging the youth to take advantage of the State Government’s intitiatives to build a skilled workforce by establishing 249 skill development centres in the state and by opening North East Skill Centre at Mangaldoi in cooperation with Singapore Government, the Chief Minister said that the youth must eble themselves to find employment opportunities by acquiring necessary skills. This is stated in a release.

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