Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla stresses on building a self-reliant India
Shimla : Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla while addressing on the occasion of 14th Tribal Youth Exchange Program being organized in Gaiety Theatre Shimla from March 12 to March 18, said that such interactive and exchange programmes gives a peep into the socio-cultural heritage, the traditions and economy of the tribal societies and called upon to carry out one’s duty with utmost dedication for building self-reliant India.
Being organised by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Himachal Pradesh, around 200 tribal youths from different districts of the country are participating in the programme, especially from Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha.
Apart from this, 20 escorts of CRPF, BSF, ITBP, SSB are also participating in the youth exchange progamme. The Governor appreciated the combined efforts of the youth showcasing India’s rich culture heritage and civilization through this program.
The programme envisages mass awareness of the development of India achieved in the last 75 years. It also enables tribal youth to adopt the concept of unity in diversity and contribute significantly in the development of the country, he added.“
The journey of the next 25 years was very important for the country, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called ‘Amrit Kaal’. The ‘five vows’ that the Prime Minister has called for in this Amrit Kaal include developed India, freedom from every thought of slavery, pride in heritage, unity and togetherness and citizens performing their duties”, said Shukla.
He said that every citizen needs to make his valuable contribution in implementing them. He said that during this Amrit kaal we need to work at a faster pace to fulfill the expectations of our freedom fighters and to achieve the goals we should move ahead with the spirit of ‘everyone’s effort and everyone’s duty’, adding that innumerable people hailing from tribal areas have made supreme sacrifice in the freedom struggle.
Extending his best wishes to all the participants of the programme, he said that through such programs exchange of high culture, traditions and customs of the tribal society could be ensured. He said that the tribal youth of the State should also visit other such districts so that the dream of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ could be realised.
On the occasion, the Governor also honoured Rajesh Sharma, Secretary, Prem Singh, Deputy Inspector General, Indo-Tibetan Border Force and Sanjay Sindhu, Dean, Department of Law, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. Later, the Governor flagged off the Adivasi Yuva Yatra.
State Director of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Samson Masih, welcomed the Governor and briefed about various activities of the Sangathan. Manisha Adhikari, District Youth Officer presented a vote of thanks on the occasion.
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