Central Chronicle News
Raipur, Jun 15:
National Institute of Technology (NIT) Raipur welcomed the delegates of Nagaland heartily in accordance with phase two of Yuva Sangam. Yuva Sangam’s Youth Exchange program under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat aims to strengthen people-to-people connections, especially between youth of different states, and introduce to them the culture and values of India.
NIT Raipur organized an opening ceremony briefing the delegates about their stay and the schedule for the upcoming week on Thursday. Dr. Sanjay Alung, Divisional Commissioner, Raipur was present as the Chief Guest with Rustam Sarang, International Weightlifter was the Special Guest. Dr. NV Ramana Rao, Director, NIT Raipur, Dr. Prabhat Diwan, Dean (Research & Consultancy), and Dr. PY Dhekne, Registrar were the Guests at the ceremony. The students’ delegates from Nagaland, along with the dignitaries, were welcomed with garlands. The delegates introduced themselves, expressing how they viewed Yuva Sangam as a great opportunity to connect with the diverse culture of Chhattisgarh and portrayed their excitement towards exploring unique traditions, languages, and people of Chhattisgarh through Yuva Sangam. Dr. P Diwan enlightened the delegates about their five-day schedule and explained how the experience would be invaluable for them in gaining knowledge and awareness, stressing the five P’s (Paryatan, Parampara, Pragati, Prodyogik and Paraspar
Sampark) of Yuva Sangam. Dr. NV Ramana Rao elaborated upon the significance of the program and how it would serve as a multidimensional exploring opportunity for the students. He proclaimed his appreciation to the Government of India, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourism, AICTE, and IRCTC for their collaboration for the smooth functioning of the program. Rustam Sarang established his connection with the delegates by sharing his experiences of interacting with the people of Northeastern states during the journey of his career. He appreciated their quality of “inclusion” and togetherness which helped him to dissolve among them and considered this warm gesture from the people of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Nagaland. Dr. Sanjay Alung gave the delegates a glimpse of the history of the state by shifting the focus on the word “Chhattisgarh” comprising the numbers “36” And “Garh”. He gave them some key insights and informed them about various events which led to the formation of the state and showed how deep the roots of tradition and culture the state possesses.