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North East NSS fest concludes

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 3 � The�2nd North East NSS Festival of Meghalaya and 10th in North East � a programme of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in collaboration with the Meghalaya Department of Youth Affairs and Sports�was held at University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) from April 28 to May 2.

The festival with the theme �bonding beyond borders� was inaugurated by chief adviser to the Government of Meghalaya Dr DD Lapang, in the presence of 350 participants from all over the North East. The inaugural ceremony was preceded by a colourful cultural procession which was flagged off by Dr Lapang, said a statement.

Dr Lapang encouraged the participating students to go ahead in life by attending and participating in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities which will help the youth to build up friendship and strong bonding among them to make India one of the most powerful democracies.

�These types of events also help the youths both in their cultural as well as professional growth,� he said. He also asked them to be trustworthy to their parents, teachers and ultimately to the nation.

The secretary to the Government of Meghalaya (Education) and Chairman, NE NSS Festival, CCM Mihsil, delivered the welcome address. Sunil Basumatary, Youth Officer of NE NSS Unit explained the significance and purpose of the NE NSS Festival to the participants.

Also present on the occasion was Dilip Saikia, vice chairman of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan. M Hoque, Chancellor of USTM, thanked the Government of Meghalaya for selecting the University as the venue for the festival. A souvenir was released on the occasion.

The valedictory function on May 2 was presided over by RS Mooshahary, former Governor of Meghalaya. Mooshahary, in his speech, said that the theme of the event has been rightly stated as bonding beyond borders, said the statement.

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North East NSS fest concludes

GUWAHATI, May 3 � The�2nd North East NSS Festival of Meghalaya and 10th in North East � a programme of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in collaboration with the Meghalaya Department of Youth Affairs and Sports�was held at University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) from April 28 to May 2.

The festival with the theme �bonding beyond borders� was inaugurated by chief adviser to the Government of Meghalaya Dr DD Lapang, in the presence of 350 participants from all over the North East. The inaugural ceremony was preceded by a colourful cultural procession which was flagged off by Dr Lapang, said a statement.

Dr Lapang encouraged the participating students to go ahead in life by attending and participating in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities which will help the youth to build up friendship and strong bonding among them to make India one of the most powerful democracies.

�These types of events also help the youths both in their cultural as well as professional growth,� he said. He also asked them to be trustworthy to their parents, teachers and ultimately to the nation.

The secretary to the Government of Meghalaya (Education) and Chairman, NE NSS Festival, CCM Mihsil, delivered the welcome address. Sunil Basumatary, Youth Officer of NE NSS Unit explained the significance and purpose of the NE NSS Festival to the participants.

Also present on the occasion was Dilip Saikia, vice chairman of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan. M Hoque, Chancellor of USTM, thanked the Government of Meghalaya for selecting the University as the venue for the festival. A souvenir was released on the occasion.

The valedictory function on May 2 was presided over by RS Mooshahary, former Governor of Meghalaya. Mooshahary, in his speech, said that the theme of the event has been rightly stated as bonding beyond borders, said the statement.