Three NSS volunteers nominated Under the International Youth Exchange Programme-2019

Y.S.Rana | June 29, 2019 11:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Three NSS volunteers have been nominated by the Chandigarh NSS Cell under the International Youth Exchange Programme-2019. They are Nikita Bharti of MCM, DAV College-36; Shyam Lal of Panjab University, Chandigarh and Mohd. Amzad of Post-Graduate Government College-11.

The official of the Regional Directorate of NSS, Chandigarh said that a letter has been received by his directorate from the Assistant Programme Adviser, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, GOI, New Delhi to forward nominations amongst the NSS volunteers in order of preference. As per the guidelines contained in the letter, the Chandigarh NSS Cell has nominated three volunteers and forwarded their details to the Ministry.

The letter also states that nomination with incomplete information would summarily be rejected. The nominated youth must possess Aadhaar number and be a regular member of the organization with excellent track records in the recommended fields, states the letter.    

It is also stated that under the programme youth delegation are exchanged with various countries to promote mutual understanding of value and culture and to develop better relations. After finalization of dates for exchange programmes with the partnering countries, the youth delegation visiting a particular country will be finalized. Shortlist of names from the nominations received across the country will be done depending upon the requirement of the programme, said the official.

Since 2014-15 youth from India used to send to a few friendly countries and vice-versa under the “International Youth Exchange Programe” for promoting exchange of ideas, values and culture amongst the youth of different countries that helps in developing international understanding. The objective of this programmei is to create an international perspective in the youth and imbibe in them a sense of promoting peace.

According to official data, in 2014-15, a sum of Rs280 lakh was allocated for this programme and 118 youth were sent to other countries. The number youth rose to 240 and fund allocation has been increased to Rs 600 lakh. For the years 2016-17 and 2017-18, the fund allocation has remained Rs 850 lakh for each year and 356 and 367 youth were sent to other countries under the programme respectively. For the year 2018-19 an amount of over Rs 1100 lakh was allocated and till date 282 youth have visited other countries under the programme.

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