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Manipur: Neighbourhood Youth Parliament held in Thoubal dist

The event focused on the topics "G-20 and Y-20 Summits,"  "Mission LIFE,"  "International Year of Millets," and "Catch the Rain Campaign."

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Thoubal: A neighbouring youth parliament on the theme “Vashudaiva Kutumbakam” for Thoubal District was held Saturday at Thoubal Moijing Community Hall. The programme was jointly organised by Nehru Yuva Kendra Thoubal and the Youth Empowerment and Development Society Moijing.

The event focused on the topics “G-20 and Y-20 Summits,”  “Mission LIFE,”  “International Year of Millets,” and “Catch the Rain Campaign.”

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SDO Lilong, Angom Shijalembi Chanu, speaking as the chief guest of the function, said that the role of youth in the development of society is very important. She also expressed concern over the present situation of the environment and appealed to the youth to actively take part in environmental conservation.

President of the function, Dr Md Raheijuddin Sheikh, Principal of 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 conservation and rainwater harvesting .

Guest of Honor, Md. Abdul Warish, Ex Pradhan Moijing GP, highlighted issues of water scarcity and tree cover in relation to the water table.

Michael Thangminlien Mate, Guest of Honor and Youth Coordinator Thoubal, highlighted the Catch the Rain Where It Falls When It Falls project of the National Water Mission, which was carried out by NYKs.

Later, Chief Guest led the youths in a water pledge and officially launched the Catch the Rain Campaign.

The programme culminated with the cultural programme “Atithi Devo Bhava,”  showcasing the unique cultural programmes of the district.

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