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Posted at: Sep 13, 2017, 12:16 AM; last updated: Sep 13, 2017, 12:16 AM (IST)

Need more fests to tap energy, talent of youth: Guv

Need more fests to tap energy, talent of youth: Guv
Governor NN Vohra addresses a gathering at the Chenab Valley Youth Festival at Bhaderwah.

Tribune News Service

Bhaderwah, September 12

Stressing the crucial importance of providing healthy outlets for the youth to enable them develop and display their talents, Governor NN Vohra has underscored the need of organising more youth festivals.

The Governor made the comments at the Bhaderwah campus of the University of Jammu on Monday where he launched the five-day ‘Sangam 2017-18, the Chenab Valley Youth Festival’.

The festival is being organised by Prof GM Bhat, Rector, Bhaderwah Campus, in collaboration with Col DD Pandey, Commanding officer, 4 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), with the support from the district, civil, police and other organisations.

An official statement said nearly 700 students are taking part in the festival from each of the 10 Chenab valley colleges, five of the seven University of Jammu’s off-site campuses, 10 schools in Bhaderwah and one school from Paddar.

The Governor in his address appreciated the Army for encouraging such events in the region to channel the energies of the youth towards constructive activities thus helping in weaning them away from terrorism.

He complimented Professor Bhat and Prof RD Sharma, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu, for organising this important event and securing such large participation of the youth. He particularly thanked Brig Rohit Nautiyal, Commander, 4 Sector RR, Colonel Pandey, and other officers and men of the 4 RR who supported this initiative. The Governor observed that Maj Ambrish Mahanta, who is 2 I/C of 4 RR had served as his ADC for two years and he and First Lady Usha Vohra were happy to meet him again.

The Governor and First Lady witnessed a scintillating cultural programme which focused on the education of the girl child, national integration and preservation of traditional cultures and handicrafts.

The Governor visited the campus and met students and participants in the festival before leaving for Srinagar. The youth festival is a conglomeration of 35 outdoor and indoor events in which participants from various campuses and colleges will participate and compete in a quest to win the overall championship trophy.

Interacts with students 
The Governor and First Lady witnessed a scintillating cultural programme which focused on the education of the girl child, national integration and preservation of traditional cultures and handicrafts. The Governor visited the campus and met students and participants in the festival before leaving for Srinagar.

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