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Government of India
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
23-February-2017 19:39 IST
Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel inaugurates tribal Youth Exchange Programme in Delhi

Minister of State (i/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel here today inaugurated the 9th Tribal Youth Exchange Programme under the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan. Under this exchange Programme youth from tribal belts of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh will get to visit various places in the capital and know more about the culture and life style. Goel also stated there are various schemes of the government under the vision of Prime Minister shri Narendra Modi which aims to empower the youth and make India a global power. Speaking on the occasion he urged the youth to take up one good task that would not only help the society but help them build leadership quality, “From Swachh Abhiyaan to Start-up India, there are various initiatives by the government that must be taken up by the youth and help in building Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat” the minister added.

During their interaction with the Minister, the participating youth shared their concerns and issues such as Naxal terror and lack of proper educational institutes etc. which are creating hindrance in their career progress. Shri Goel assured that his Ministry would help them realize their dreams in different sectors be it sports, education or skill development.

During their stay in Capital, youth will explore the walled city and get to know more about the rich history and heritage of Delhi. NYKS has already conducted successful exchange programmes in 8 states. The current batch of around 250 students will also get to meet the President of India and share their ideas and stories during their stay in Delhi.