Gangtok, 23 Oct:
Sikkim is all set to host the North East States Youth Conclave 2018 from 28-30 Oct in the capital. The three-dayevent is being organised by the Department of Sports & Youth Affairs, Government of Sikkim in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India. Around 500 youths in the age group of 15-29 years from all North Eastern States are expected to participate in this youth conclave.
Addressing a press conference here today, Secretary to Sports & Youth Affairs Department, SD Dhakal, mentioned that the main objective of the event is the amalgamation of youth from the North-Eastern region and to further strengthentheir unity and brotherhood.
He added that the youth conclave also seeks to provide a platform for the exchange of cultural and traditional heritage between States. The event will be a good opportunity to know and learn about arts, craft, culture, tradition, system, music and other details of other States, he said.
The Secretary informed that the three-day event will feature series of activities for participants in competitive and non-competitive categories at MG Marg, Manan Kendra and TashiNamgyal Senior Secondary School.
The conclave will have the competitive events of folk dance and song, quiz and painting competitions and there will be cultural presentations in the non-competitive category. Motivational talks and friendship bond for participants are other highlights of the event.
He informed that being the host State, there will be 200 participants from all four districts of Sikkim in this youth conclave and around 270 participants from other NE States.