Hyderabad, October 18, 2023: The State Level Youth Exchange Program in Meghalaya has commenced with over 650 young talents from all 12 districts gathered to engage in a week of cultural interaction, idea exchange, learning, and talent showcase. The program scheduled from 16th-20th October 2023 is supported and organised by the Directorate of Sports & Youth Affairs Government of Meghalaya. It promises to be a memorable and enriching experience for the youth participants.
Smti. R. Kurbah, IAS and Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills graced the inaugural ceremony as the Chief Guest, which was held at the Convocation Hall, NEHU Campus, Mawkynroh, Shillong. The Chief Guest expressed her enthusiasm for the remarkable potential the state’s youth possess. She encouraged the young participants to be open minded and make the most of this unique opportunity to learn from each other, celebrate their diverse cultures, and develop their life skills for all round development. Also present is Shri P.B War Nongbri Asst. Director Sports & Youth Affairs, Smti. A. Swer former State Secretary Bharat Scout & Guides, Shri Atul J. Nikam, State Director NYK, Shri F. Rumnong State NSS Officer, District Sports Officers and Shri G.E Lyngdoh, Ex DSO.
The State Level Youth Exchange Program is designed to foster an environment of unity and camaraderie among the youth from various backgrounds and regions within Meghalaya. This week-long event will provide them with a platform to connect, share their experiences, and exhibit their incredible talents.
Participants will engage in a wide array of activities such as Folk Song and Folk Dance Competitions, Guitar & Flute Competition, Debate and Extempore Speech, One Act Play: Theme “Mission Life”, Talent Hunt, and Adventure Activities.
The program aims to promote cross-cultural awareness and collaboration among the youth, enabling them to gain valuable life experiences and connections that will help them in their personal and professional growth. Winners and outstanding performers will get a chance to represent the state at future upcoming Youth Exchange Programs at the National and International Level.
The program is set to run until the 20th of October 2023, which will feature an award ceremony for the various competitions and promises to be a grand celebration of Meghalaya’s diverse and dynamic youth with Shri Shakliar Warjri, Honorable Minister of Sports & Youth Affairs Govt. of Meghalaya scheduled to attend the closing function as the chief guest