Gangtok, 14 Nov:
Governor Ganga Prasad today granted audience to a group of 50 youths from Delhi under Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat -Inter State Youth Exchange Program at New Raj Bhavan, informs a press release.
The exchange program between the twin states Delhi and Sikkim from 01 to 15 Nov is being conducted by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Sikkim Unit.
Additional Chief Secretary to Governor, Dr. K Jayakumar, NYKS State Director Nabin Kumar Naik, District Youth Coordinators of NYKS Sikkim and other officials were present on the occasion.
It may be mentioned that the group, in the last fortnight have travelled across the state and have organised various events and special cultural shows. A brief highlight of the exchange program was provided by NYKS State Director Nabin Kumar Naik in his address. The group also presented a colourful cultural programme in honour of the Governor, the release mentions.
The Governor while addressing the participating youths lauded the efforts of NYKS Sikkim for successful conduct of the exchange program. He urged the youths to use their learning from Sikkim such as cleanliness, pollution control, and environmental conservation towards improving overall health of the State of Delhi.
He also asked the youth to understand the duties and responsibilities of citizen in a democratic society. Stating that balancing rights and duties will help us to be real citizens of this country, the Governor underlined the need to learn and assimilate the diversity, culture, history, geography of our country to inculcate the national character from within.
This is the foundation towards making Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat, the Governor stated. He also urged the youth to be ready to shoulder the responsibility of transforming the country into New India. He further called upon the youth to remember how Late Sardar Patel had worked towards integrating 562 princely states into Ek Bharat and seriously think how we can transform our country into Shrestha Bharat.
Earlier in the programme, the Governor handed over the certificates of participation and appreciation to various organisations and individual acknowledging their contribution to make the exchange programme a success.