National tribal youth fest marks Women’s Day

National tribal youth fest marks Women’s Day
Pallavi Kachari
Dimapur, Mar 9 (NPN) | Publish Date: 3/9/2020 9:47:03 AM IST

The 7-day National Youth Exchange fest drew to a close on March 8 marking International Women’s Day with a colourful ceremony at Amphitheatre of Don Bosco Institute (DBI) Kharguli, Guwahati.

The National Service Scheme (NSS) in collaboration with DBI organised the 7-days Tribal Youth Exchange Program from March 2 to 8. Some 500 students from various states and union territories participated in the programme. 

Pallavi Kachari, collector, Guwahati Municipal Corporation who graced the fest as the chief guest said, “We must teach our sons to respect girls. Every girl’s [dignity and safety] responsibility is in the hands of the men. Men should also learn how to treat women.”

Other guests of honour included chairperson, Royal Global University, Prof. Alak Buragohain, State Director of NYKS Angshuman Prasad Das, Director, Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship Abhijit Sharma, Deputy Director General, NCC Shillong , Brig. R.K. Singh, Executive Director of Don Bosco Institute Dr (Fr) P. D. John, and Regional Director, NSS Guwahati Dipak Kumar.

Angshuman Prasad Das referred to the crowd as small India sitting. He emphasized, “When you go home tell your friends and extend your knowledge by your service, then your 7-day stay will be a fruitful”. 

Abhijit Sharma, Director of Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship told the participants, “You are the people who will bring solution to the problem.” He also asked the participants to adapt to technology to bring solution. 

Brig. R. K. Singh DDG, NCC Shillong encouraged youth to work together to bring a greater impact. He told the participants, “Be confident in whatever you do, imbibe values and take the responsibility to take this country into a new era. Be part of the solution not part of problem.”

Pusha Saroj, a participant from Delhi said, “I love DBI and the people of Northeast. They are so welcoming, colourful and sociable. I am going to tell everywhere about the beauty of DBI and Northeast.” 

Shreya from UP studying in Benares Hindu University said, “Everything is different in Northeast. But I was able to adjust myself and enjoy the sessions and learn a lot. The entire camp was an eyeopener for me about the rich culture of Northeast.” The 7-day event consisted of various sessions, cultural evenings, local sight-seeing and adventure events.


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