NE Youth leaders’ orientation cum meeting held


Dimapur, August 29: An orientation cum meeting of North East youth leaders and student organization leaders were held here today at Don Bosco Navjeevan Society, Sector 24B, Chandigarh in which 20 youth leaders representing 6 North Eastern states of Arunachal, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Sikkim, participated.
The orientation cum meeting, an initiative of Don Bosco Youth Centre (DBYC), Itanagar in collaboration with Don Bosco Navjeevan Society, Chandigarh, was in view of the 4th edition of North East Youth Fest Chandigarh.
While briefing the participants about the origin and aims of organizing North East Youth Fest here at Chandigarh, Fr. Cyriac, Director, DBYC spoke how some unfortunate incidents that took place in the lives of North East youth like Nido Tania and Richard Loitam which inspired DBYC to rise to the occasion.
“North East Youth Fest Chandigarh should not be just yet another ‘festival’, but it should be educative, entertaining and morally good and make a sea change in the lives of North East youth residing here at Chandigarh”, said Director, DBYC.
He also spoke about how the NE Youth Fest has grown year-by-year and how generous organizations and people like Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Kare Partners, Chandigarh and Pema Khandu, the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh has supported the initiative. He exhorted the leaders to make a paradigm shift in leadership style and go the Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela way.
Fr Regi, Director, Don Bosco Navjeevan Society, spoke of the necessity of coming up with a help desk for North East youth at Chandigarh and volunteered to provide free space for an office. He also suggested to have state-wise orientation programmes for North East youth at least once a year.
In the open discussion that followed, the young leaders worked out the modalities of organizing North East Youth Fest 2018 with the theme “Learning to Live and Work Together” a reality worth remembering. The dates for the fest was fixed for November 9 and 10 at St. Stephen’s School, Sector 45.
The young leaders also took the onus of fund raising for the event from their leaders and elected representatives to make North East Youth Fest 2018 an event to remember. (Page News Service)