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IIT Roorkee celebrates Yuva Sangam-II: Youth from U’khand to visit Telangana


By Our Staff Reporter

Roorkee, 15 May: Celebrating Yuva Sangam-II, the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) is all set to welcome youth from various districts of Uttarakhand who are going to visit Telangana under the programme. This would provide Telangana a unique opportunity to interact with the rural public of Uttarakhand and learn about their cultural practices, food, way of living, and customs.

Yuva Sangam is an initiative of the Government of India under Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat which focuses on conducting exposure tours of the youths comprising mainly students studying in Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) and some off-campus youths from one state to another state and vice versa. The students from Uttarakhand will visit various places in Telangana and be acquainted with various facets of the state’s culture, tourism and development. It provides an immersive experience of numerous facets of life, development landmarks, recent achievements, and a youth connection in the host state.

During their visits, the youth will have a multi-dimensional exposure under five broad areas – Paryatan (Tourism), Parampara (Traditions), Pragati (Development), Paraspar Sampark (People-to-people connect), and Prodyogiki (Technology).

The Uttarakhand team comprises 23 boys and 22 girls studying in various colleges and universities. The inauguration of the event was held at IIT Roorkee on 14 May. The inaugural event was attended by Prof KK Pant, Director, Prof MK Barua, Dean of Student’s Welfare, Prof MV Sunil Krishna, Associate Dean of Student’s Welfare, among others. The event saw the welcoming of the Uttarakhand delegates and several cultural performances were held highlighting the cultural heritage of the state.

The Government of India, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi conceptualised the Yuva Sangam-II programme. He had envisioned ‘One India, Best India’. To make it come true, this special campaign is being run by the Ministry of Education, Government of India.  The second phase started after the success of the first phase.

On the occasion, Director Prof KK Pant said, “This programme allows students from all walks of life to immerse themselves in different cultures around India and build a base for United India and Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat concept along with promotion of culture and social values among youths. It aims to provide young people a platform for interacting with experts from various fields and learning about career opportunities, skill development, and entrepreneurship.”

Prof Mukesh Kumar Barua emphasised, “Yuva Sangam aims to develop skills and capabilities in leadership, communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving.”