RGU symposium on youth

RONO HILLs, May 11: Centre for Youth Development and Leadership Studies at Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh organized a ‘Symposium on youth’ at the AITS conference hall, Rajiv Gandhi University on Friday.
Head of the department of Social Work, Visva-Bharati, Shantiniketan, West Bengal, who spoke on “Education for Youth in India”, shared insights on need-based skill education and structural changes in prevailing educational structure of the country. Employability of youth as per market demands and life skills-based education was highlighted as core to proposed changes in educational system of the country.
Dr Rose Nembiakkim, Director of the School of Social Work, IGNOU, New Delhi speaking on “Untapped Human Resource: Youth of North East India”, focused on strengths rather than limitations. Citing examples like that of IGP Robin Hibu, Mary Kom and other local talents,she motivated the youth to optimise on their interests. She highlighted the prospects of community-based innovation and enterprise like eco-tourism, handloom and sports.
Dean of Social Sciences, Prof SK Singh motivated the young audience to be bold and courageous.
A total of 96 delegates from across the departments of Rajiv Gandhi Universityparticipated in the symposium.
The CYDLS profile booklet was also released on the occasion, which was also attended by Prof Amitava Mitra, RGU vice chancellor in-charge and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, RGU Prof Sudhir Kumar Singh, chaired the programme.
Among others, Chaphiak Lowang, head of thedepartment of Social Work also spoke on the occasion.