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National Youth Day celebrated across state
ITANAGAR, Jan 12: The National Youth Day was celebrated across the state marking the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
At the Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy at Chimpu, AP State Information Commission chief information commissioner, Dr Joram Begi, advised students to dedicate their time to academics and to the “nation-building process”.
He advised the youths to stay away from anti-social activities.
“The directorate of youth affairs must come up with certain programme policies and developmental schemes to showcase the talent of the youths in different fields,” he said.
National Youth Award recipient, Gomar Basar, told students that they should remain dedicated and work hard to reach Olympic-level skills.
Earlier, youth affairs director DK Dinglow informed that the draft State Youth Policy & AP Mountaineering Act is under consideration.
He said that in coming years programmes such as state youth award and adventure activities will be included along with other youth affairs programmes for National Youth Day.
At Tezu, it was celebrated at VKV where 9th battalion ITBP commandant Lohitpur, Chota Ram Jat, expressed his appreciation for the students who performed various cultural acts.
“The message given to us through skits depicting on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, early marriage, drug addiction, environment protection and untouchability is commendable,” he said.
PK Pandey, the cluster in-charge of VKV, spoke of Swami Vivekananda, stating he is seen as a key figure who introduced Indian philosophies of vedanta and yoga to the western world.
At Aalo, the Ramakrishna Mission school hosted the celebration for the National Youth Day with a procession that saw the participation of more than 1500 people comprising of monks, alumni, students, and teachers.
The procession began from the resident of Boken Ete, the founder of the school, and was flagged-off by West Siang superintendent of police, Irak Bagra.
This procession was a run-up to the golden jubilee celebration of the Ramakrishna Mission scheduled to be held from February. DIPRO