From our correspondent
Itagar, July 21: The first ever ‘Capital Fest’ organised by the Capital Youth Organisation (CYO) was on Thursday declared open by art and culture minister Mohesh Chai at the Nikyom Niya Hall here. In his address as chief guest, Chai called upon the youths of the state to contribute to tion building as they are the future of the state. He stressed on the importance of education in life and asked the youths to keep education as priority in life and to refrain from any kind of bad habits like alcohol, drug addiction etc.
Briefing on the values of discipline, the minister urged them to be a responsible citizen. Capital Complex DC Prince Dhawan who participated in the programme as guest of honour spoke on spreading awareness on Open Defecation Free (ODF).
Highlighting the purpose of ODF, the DC spoke at length about the advantage of having toilets at home and stressed on the need to have more community toilets. Dhawan urged the youths to identify locations where community toilets could be built.
Taking opportunity, the DC further informed that Itagar Municipal Council (IMC) was in the process of building a total of 789 toilets in different wards of the Capital Complex.
The IMC has set a target of making Capital Complex ODF in the few coming months and for we need the cooperation of the youths to make it successful, he said.