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Governor reiterates ‘Panch Pran’ at state-level Yuva Utsav

By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: Dec 15, 2023 11:15 pm
La Ganesan with officials and participants during the state- level Yuva Utsav held at IG Stadium in Kohima, on Friday. (EM Images)

KOHIMA — Nagaland Governor La. Ganesan on Friday reiterated on the ‘Panch Pran’ (five resolves), which Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed as the driving force in the country’s journey toward becoming a developed nation by the year 2047.

Addressing the state-level Yuva Utsav (youth festival) here at IG Stadium, the governor said that this year’s Utsav revolves around the theme of ‘Panch Pran.’

Ganesan said the five resolves include a commitment to achieve the goal of a developed India, to remove any remnants of the colonial mindset, taking pride in the country’s rich heritage and legacy, fostering unity and fulfilling the duties of citizens with honesty.

Lauding the tremendous potential and spirited culture defining the young populace of Nagaland and the nation, he said the festival is a celebration of talent, ambition, and national pride.

He also underscored the importance of acknowledging the crucial role of the youth in India, describing the nation as a blend of young citizens and old history.

With a population of 144 crore and median age of 29 years, the governor termed it as “an enormous opportunity” for the country.

The Yuva Utsav 2023 and the Viksit Bharat@2047: Voice of Youth programmes, according to Ganesan, have been conceptualised to leverage this demographic dividend.

Ganesan emphasised that the competitions and events including young artists and writers’ talent hunts, photography, declamation and cultural festival, are not just contests but expressions of collective dreams.

Terming ‘Panch Pran’ as more than a theme, he said the five resolves are a clarion call for transformative action toward envisioning India as a fully developed country by 2047.

Encouraging the participants to perform with heart, he said the youth must envision the Utsav as a stage where aspirations take flight.

He further expressed appreciation to the Department of Youth Resources and Sports (YRS) and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) for orgnising the event.

Ruokuovikho Chale, state programme assistant of NYKS, informed about the successful culmination of Yuva Utsav in 13 districts across the state. Following this district-level triumph, the state-level programme seamlessly continued, in alignment with the preceding competitions, he said.

Chale also said that the state-level champions would be taking part in the national-level competitions.

Highlighting the professionalism embedded in the judging process, he said that professionals from departments such as Information and Public Relations (IPR), State Council of Educational Research and Training, Nagaland (SCERT) and Art and Culture, presided over the evaluations.

Advisor of YRS, S Keoshu Yimkhiung, the guest of honour, congratulated the winners and encouraged them to diligently prepare for the national level.

Results of state-level Yuva Utsav competitions

Cultural fest: Dimapur district (first), Phek district (second) and Zunheboto district (third)

Declamation contest: Medemren Longchar (first), Kuvethi Swuro (second) and Naomi Vese (third)

Young writers (poetry): Tsalalu (first), Tsongsen K Jongphu (second) and Alvina Sumi (third)

Young artists (painting): Titi Jasu (first), Woronthung Odyuo (second) and Arhonthung Yanthan (third)

Mobile photography: Neisaho Noho (first), Asenle Magh (second), Mutunuzo Chizo (third)

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By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: Dec 15, 2023 11:15:01 pm
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