CS flags off ‘Yuva Sangam Contingent’ for Assam at IIT Jammu

Jammu: Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta Friday flagged off a contingent of students comprising of 58 students, including 17 girls, belonging to different educational institutes of Jammu and Kashmir on a tour of Assam from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Jammu here.

The group comprises candidates from all districts, with 80 percent coming from a rural background, eight off-campus youth, and most academic disciplines. The group will visit Assam for about a week and are expected to return back on 7th of March.

On the occasion, Dr Mehta spoke about the importance of travel in broadening one’s perspective and fostering mutual respect and understanding. He also highlighted the Yuva Sangam initiative, which aims to connect youth from all over India through sustained cultural exchange programmes.

He felicitated IIT Jammu for such an initiative that has provided opportunity to students from diverse backgrounds to explore lands outside their UT. He termed such youth oriented programs an experience that enriches people by broadening their vision and horizons of knowledge. He also expected that many more youth from the far flung areas of the UT would be offered such an opportunity of enhancing their knowledge, experience and entertainment in future.

It is noteworthy to mention here that the programme has been designed to provide an immersive educational experience around tradition, tourism, development, enterprise, and people-to-people connection. These Students will visit VVIPs, SMEs, NGOs, SHGs, and industry bodies. They are going to watch the landmark projects and cultural heritage of the visited places.

These students inturn are going to contribute to the programme through blogs, reels, and reports on themes related to SDGs or India’s mission mode initiatives like G-20, Jal Shakti, etc and earn academic credits and certificates for their contributions.

During this event it was revealed that the Institute is also preparing to welcome the incoming group of 27 students from Assam on visit here coordinated by IIT Guwahati on March 3rd. The incoming group will be given a similar wide-ranging experience in Jammu and Kashmir including visit to landmark projects like Chenab bridge, lavender plantations, Suchetgarh border, Bhadarwah Fort, MSMEs, Self Help Groups, Industry Associations and the like.

The IIT Jammu in its message wishes its outgoing group a safe and enjoyable journey and looks forward to welcoming the incoming group as well.

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