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The seven-day youth extravaganza of the National Youth Tribal Youth Exchange fest that brought together 500 youth from all over India concluded in Guwahati on Sunday.

The valedictory function was held at the amphitheatre of Don Bosco Institute and began at 10:30 a.m.

The chief guest of the day was Pallavi Kachari, Collector, Guwahati Municipal Corporation.

The guest of honour was Prof Alak Buragohain, chairperson, Royal Global University.

Angshuman Prasad Das, state director of NYKS, Abhijit Sharma, director, Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship, Brig R K Singh, deputy director general, NCC Shillong, Dr (Fr) P D John, executive director of Don Bosco Institute and Dipak Kumar, regional director, NSS Guwahati were the other guests who graced the occasion.

The program began with a song ‘Girl is on Fire’ by two NSS volunteers of Don Bosco Institute of Management dedicated to all the women marking the International Women’s Day.

A short video was presented by Dr (Fr) P D John giving an overview of the seven-day NSS fest.

It was followed by formal words of welcome and felicitation to the galaxy of dignitaries present on the occasion by Dr (Fr) P D John with Assamese gamocha and a bouquet of flowers.

Angshuman Prasad Das referred to the crowds as small India sitting.

He emphasized, “When you go home tell your friends and extend your knowledge by your service, then your seven-day stay will be a fruitful.”

Every corner of India is present here, and I invite all the youth of the country to come to DBI and utilize this institution as I have done with NYKS members.

Abhijit Sharma, Director Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship who spoke on the occasion thanked DBI and NSS.

Brig R K Singh, DDG, NCC Shillong spoke to work together to bring a greater impact.

Making people aware of their rights, he said.

“Youth is the powerhouse of any country. India has the biggest asset that is youth power,” he also said.

He told the participants to be confident in whatever they do, imbibe values and take the responsibility to take this country into a new era.

“Be part of the solution not part of problem. In future youth will be in the decision making so to be conscious. India is full of Diversity but one identity ‘Indian’,” he added.

Prof Alak Buragohain said youth are the present and future of the country.

He said, “I am rest assured that with people like you, India will be at the top.”

Pallavi Kachari, chief guest thanked DBI for inviting her.

She said she was mesmerized and overwhelmed at the energy that she saw around.

She stated that youth is everything a country could ask for.

“Youth can do a lot for the country. She remarked that she is proud to be a tribal. She also talked about values; the first values are learned in the family,” she said.

“We must teach our sons to respect girls. Any girl’s responsibility is in the hands of the men. Men should also learn how to treat women. Be positive in Life. Stay healthy, stay happy and stay United. Be proud to be an Indian,” she added.

It was followed by distribution of certificates and mementos.

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