Press Trust of India|Sep 29, 2023
- Manipur Chief Minister flags off students’ 5-day exposure tour to Maharashtra
Manipur Chief Minister flags off students’ 5-day exposure tour to Maharashtra
CM hoped that it will provide an immersive experience of various facets of life, development landmarks, recent achievements, and connect the youths of the northeast states and other states.
NEW DELHI: Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Monday flagged off a team of 30 students of the state along with three faculties on a five-day exposure tour to Maharashtra under the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat –Yuva Sangam programme.
The Chief Minister has flagged off the ‘Visit of youths of Manipur to Maharashtra’ from February 20 to February 26, 2023 from Chief Minister’s secretariat, Imphal in the presence of Union minister of state for education and external affairs Dr RK Ranjan, Manipur education minister Th. Basantakumar Singh and director of IIIT, Manipur Professor Krishnan Baskar among others.
“To achieve the goal of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘One India united India and strong India’, we need to know each other. That is the main objective of the exposer tour,” chief minister N Biren Singh said at the flagging off ceremony.
Terming the programme as a unique initiative of the government of India, the chief minister hoped that it will provide an immersive experience of various facets of life, development landmarks, recent achievements, and connect the youths of the northeast states and other states.
The chief minister asked the participating students to be decent while visiting the places while asserting their decency will reflect the Manipuri society.
Director of IIIT Manipur Prof Krishnan Baskar gave a detailed account of the exposure tour being organized as part of the Yuva Sangam under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat under the Union ministry of education.
Ministry of education had conceptualised an initiative of ‘Yuva Sangam’ under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (EBSB) to strengthen people-to-people connect and build empathy between youth of the northeastern states and other states of our country.
This programme, according to a ministry statement, is being organized in collaboration with various other ministries and departments such as culture, tourism, railways, information and broadcasting, youth affairs and sports, home affairs, department for development of north-east region (DoNER) and IRCTC.
Around 1,000 youth will participate in the pilot of Yuva Sangam. Such project under the PM Narendra Modi, can be considered as one of the best by any government ever, to connect and strengthen the bond between young people of North Eastern States and rest of the country.
During their visits, the students will have a multi-dimensional exposure under five broad areas – Paryatan (Tourism), Parampara (Traditions), Pragati (Development), Prodyogik (Technology) and Paraspar Sampark (People-to-people connect), it added.
It’s a youth exchange program where 70 students with 5 faculties will also be visiting Imphal on February 27 and will tour Manipur from February 27 to March 3, the statement added.
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