Shillong,April 4: A two-day Consultation workshop on Meghalaya State Youth Policy organized by the Sport and Youth affairs Department, Government of Meghalaya began yesterday at state convention centre.
Meghalaya Commissioner and Secretary Sport and Youth affairs, F.R Kharkongor (IAS) today said that attempts were made to formulate a youth policy and in 2007-2008 a draft youth policy was also formulated in this regard but the effort was found to be short in the sense that in 2014 the National Youth policy was adapted.
Kharkongor said this on the sideline of a two-day consultation workshop on Meghalaya State Youth Policy at the state convention centre. Kharkongor further said “We are part of India young nation, but Meghalaya is even younger state. In terms of youth population Meghalaya have the highest ratio. Would like this state youth policy to give the direction and a policy document that will meaningfully engaged the youth as we are in the technology age so as to impart the appropriate skill and value addition that they can compete with other youths”.
Addressing the gathering as the resource group for the workshop, Regional Director, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute Youth Development, Stanzin Dawa said, that it is a significant day in the history of Meghalaya, in formulating the first ever state youth policy as the future of Meghalaya lies in the hands of our youth. But what our youth is going to do in our future will to a large extend depend on which policies, program, projects, institution, resources we have in the presence so that our youth are engaged, responsive, productive, in building our Meghalaya state which is secured, prosperous sustainable and competing with the best of the state in the country in the world.
Stanzin Dawa also lauded the ministry of sport and youth affairs, government of Meghalaya in taking the initiative aiming to encourage the spirit of national consciousness, equip the youth with working skills and promote social responsibility.