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NE youth fest concludes in Manipur

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IMPHAL, June 8 - Manipur Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Revenue, Karam Shyam Singh today said the issue of growing racism and violence against North East people should be raised in the National Level Youth Festivals and any attempt to discriminate against any citizen based on caste, gender, language, facial features, and religion should be condemned in the strongest possible terms.

The Minister was speaking at the valedictory function of the four-day North East National Service Scheme (NSS) Youth Festival, 2017 at Manipur University campus on Thursday. More than 300 volunteers and programme officers of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram,Tripura and Manipur participated in the festival.

He said the festival will help in empowering youths through the activities such as personality development and cultural exchange. A nation can progress in the right direction when the youth energy is used in a right, effective and constructive way, he added.

Registrar in-charge of the University, Prof M Shyamkesho Singh said interaction among the participants during the festival will help in deeper understanding of the rich culture of the eight Northeastern States. Dean of Students� Welfare, Manipur University, Prof Kh Tomba Singh said youth unemployment is one of the principal social and economic challenges facing the country.

Parliamentary Secretary L Rameshwor Meetei and Programme Advisor, NSS, New Delhi, HK Sharma also attended the valedictory function. Mementos and certificates were distributed to the participants from the NE States.

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NE youth fest concludes in Manipur

IMPHAL, June 8 - Manipur Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Revenue, Karam Shyam Singh today said the issue of growing racism and violence against North East people should be raised in the National Level Youth Festivals and any attempt to discriminate against any citizen based on caste, gender, language, facial features, and religion should be condemned in the strongest possible terms.

The Minister was speaking at the valedictory function of the four-day North East National Service Scheme (NSS) Youth Festival, 2017 at Manipur University campus on Thursday. More than 300 volunteers and programme officers of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram,Tripura and Manipur participated in the festival.

He said the festival will help in empowering youths through the activities such as personality development and cultural exchange. A nation can progress in the right direction when the youth energy is used in a right, effective and constructive way, he added.

Registrar in-charge of the University, Prof M Shyamkesho Singh said interaction among the participants during the festival will help in deeper understanding of the rich culture of the eight Northeastern States. Dean of Students� Welfare, Manipur University, Prof Kh Tomba Singh said youth unemployment is one of the principal social and economic challenges facing the country.

Parliamentary Secretary L Rameshwor Meetei and Programme Advisor, NSS, New Delhi, HK Sharma also attended the valedictory function. Mementos and certificates were distributed to the participants from the NE States.