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Sonowal announces skill development, SAI centres for Majuli

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Jun 2015 12:00 AM GMT

A Correspondent

Majuli, May 31: Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Sarbanda Sonowal today announced a training institute for youth at Majuli.

Addressing the concluding function of the North East Youth Festival here, Sonowal said the institute will be set up by his ministry for training the youth in persolity and leadership development besides honing employability skills. He also announced that Sports Authority of India (SAI) will establish a Sports Extension Centre to hone sporting talent in the island.

Earlier, delivering the valedictory address, Governor PB Acharya exhorted the youth to take responsibility in preserving the cultural diversity and unity of the tion. Describing Majuli as a “dev bhumi”, the Governor said the traditiol heritage and culture of the riverine island should be preserved. “Education and employment are the major problems of the youth and efforts should be made towards providing them with quality education and employability skills,” the Governor added.

Union Minister of State for Urban Development Babul Supriyo spoke about the governments’ agenda on housing for all by 2022. A popular singer, he also performed a few of his evergreen songs and the crowd joined him in singing in chorus.

During the three-day festival, competitions were held in various events like guitar, folk dances, folk songs, rock music and one-act play.

Around 2,100 youths participated in the competitions, non-competitive cultural programmes, adventure activities, handicrafts exhibition, food festival and semir.

The team from galand was adjudged the best contingent as it bagged the first prizes in guitar (solo), rock music and one-act play competitions. Tripura won the first prize in folk dance, while Assam romped home with the best folk song.

The Adventure Park set up for the festival at Majuli College ground was a huge success as young people lined up for exciting activities like hot air ballooning, para sailing, zorbing roller, multiple hurdles (monkey crawl, spider net, rappelling & Burma bridge) etc.

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