Imphal, Feb 18:
Neighbour youth parliament on the theme “Vashudaiva Kutumbakam” for Thoubal District was held today at Thoubal Moijing Community hall. The program was jointly organised by Nehru Yuva Kendra Thoubal and Youth Empowerment and Development Society Moijing.
The event was focused on the topics,”G-20 & Y-20 submit”, “Mission LiFE”, “International Year of Millets” and “Catch the Rain Campaign “.
Angom Shijalembi Chanu, MCS, SDO Lilong was the Chief Guest of the function. Speaking at the program, she said the role of youths in the development of society is very important. She also expressed concern about the present situation of the environment and appeal to the youth to actively take part in environmental conservation.
President of the function, Dr. Md Raheijuddin Sheikh, Principal Lilong Haoreibi College spoke on India’s G20 Presidency, the involvement and engagement of youth under the G20-Youth 20 summit, its themes, and the importance of unsung heroes and role models for youths.
Guest of Honour, Dr Md Hamidur Rahaman, Asst Prof, Dept of Biotechnology Manipur University, spoke on Mission LiFE and the importance of forest and water conversation, and rainwater harvesting. Guest of Honour, Md Abdul Warish, Ex-Pradhan Moijing GP highlighted issues of water scarcity and tree cover in relation to the water table. Guest of Honour and Youth Coordinator Thoubal, Michael Thangminlien Mate highlighted Catch The Rain where it falls when it falls project of the National Water Mission executed by NYKs.
Later, Chief Guest led the youths in a Water pledge and officially launched Catch the Rain Campaign.
The program culminated with cultural program “Atithi Devo Bhava”, showcasing the unique cultural programs of the district.