Imphal, April 4: A Two days State Level Youth Convention, 2017 under the theme ‘Role of Youth in Socio-Economic Development” was today inaugurated at Gandhi Memorial Hall, Imphal.
The inaugural function was graced by the Governor of Manipur Dr. Najma A. Heptulla and Executive Chairman, MASLSA & Justice, High Court of Manipur N. Kotiswor Singh as Chief Guest and President respectively.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said it is significant and appropriate that this Youth Convention is being organized and she strongly believe that this Convention will surely deliberate and come up with a roadmap for a more meaningful role of the youth for the socio-economic development of the state.
She further said that, the youth in India comprises 27.5% of the population. Youth if properly trained is an asset for the country but if not, can create multifarious problems. The youth of the country and the state have done everyone proud with their achievement. This Youth Convention being organized is in the right direction and it has done a commendable job in uniting the youth of different parts of the state on a single platform. Such Convention should also be organized at different parts of the state spreading the right message and infusing the right spirit, the spirit of love, peace, compassion, hard work and commitment in youth for the socio-economic development of the state.
The Governor also stated that State Government has already framed Manipur State Youth Policy from the year, 2011 in which important objectives were highlighted such as to foster among the youth a spirit of national consciousness; fight against all forms of substance abuse; to provide the youth proper educational training opportunity to equip them with working skills for employment and self-employment opportunities including financial assistance.
In his Presidential speech, Justice N. Kotiswor Singh said this Youth Convention is important for the students and youngster to know the basic fundamental law of the land. He also encourages the students to read Constitution of India and understand Rule of law which implies respecting the democratic institution. He also said that the topic chosen for the Convention are relevant for the present society. Kotiswor further said that Manipur State Legal Services Authority provides free and competent legal service to the weaker sections of the society to ensure that opportunities for securing justice, free legal advice, free counselling and preparation of legal documents. The Youth Convention was organized by Service Bridge Agency in collaboration with Manipur Legal Service Authority and attended by many students. In this two Day State Level Youth Convention, eminent lawyers and experts would attend as resource persons.
Various topic including ‘Legal Aids’, Law Relating to Cyber Crime, etc. will be discussed in the technical session