JAMMU, Feb 24: Governor N.N. Vohra and First Lady Usha Vohra attended the 9th Tribal Youth Exchange Programme organized by the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Jammu & Kashmir, at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Highlighting the importance of Tribal Youth Exchange Programmes, Governor observed that they are valuable for promoting understandings among people belonging to different religious and cultures and enable the youth from tribal communities to understand the rich cultural and linguistic diversity which exists in our country.
Supported by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, this programme has the objective of enabling youth from the naxalite affected states to be exposed to the present day opportunities in the arenas of industry, skill development, educational avenues, employment opportunities and to enable the tribal youth to meet and interact with their counterparts in other parts of India.
Governor observed that awareness amongst the tribal youth from various parts of India about the diversity which obtains in our country would contribute towards bringing all our people close to each other. He advised that such programmes need to be organized on a larger scale throughout the year. In this context, he hoped that the concerned Central Ministries would provide much larger budgets for enlarging the programmes for the exposure of tribal youth.
Governor complimented the role of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan in organizing the Exchange Programme and hoped that sustained efforts in this regard will continue.
Governor and First Lady lauded the exuberance of the participants from the States of Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana and Jharkhand who presented scintillating cultural programme showcasing the rich cultural diversity of their States.
The welcome address was presented by Sukhdev Singh, State Director, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangthan and a vote of thanks was given by S.S. Kashyap, Deputy Director Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, J&K.