Yuva Sangam delegates from Chhattisgarh meet CM Sawant, visit Raj Bhavan

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Panaji, 22 December 2023


The group of students from Chhattisgarh who is on a six-day exposure tour to Goa under Yuva Sangam initiative, a vital component of the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (EBSB) programme, met Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant at the Secretariat, Porvorim, on Thursday, 21 December, 2023.

Dr Sawant spent about an hour and half discussing various topics related to the overall development of the country with the young guests, comprising 45 Under Graduate and Post Graduate students from diverse backgrounds and five officials.

The delegates asked him questions on the environment and the state’s commitment to the sustainable development goals. Dr. Sawant, in his response, emphasized that it was his mission to make the state ‘Amche Goa, Shobhit Goa’. Furthermore, a joint promise was made for the collective benefits, ‘Swayam Se Pahle Aap’. The Chief Minister also requested everyone to register on https://mybharat.gov.in/, which will facilitate the dream of Vikasit Bharat-2047, after 100 years of India’s Independence.

Dr. Sawant also elaborated on his plans to make Goa known for Science, along with its Sun, Sand, and Sea. He talked about the various scientific bodies in the state, which include IIT, NIT, NIO, NCPOR, Goa Shipyard, & Goa Science Center. He also shared his vision to make Goa known for Spiritual Tourism and referred to the Ayush Hospital, which came up in the State a couple of years ago. He invited the delegates to be a part of Goa’s growth and development and restated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream, which is based on four pillars: Yuva Shakti, Nari Shakti, Kisan Shakti, and Garib Kalyan. Dr Sawant assured that the state of Goa would always be happy to connect to Chhattisgarh in the years to come.

The delegates also visited the Raj Bhavan and interacted with Shri M.R.M. Rao IAS, who is the Secretary to Honorable Governor. The delegates held a detailed discussion on the historical significance of the Raj Bhavan building, especially the Indo-Portuguese architecture. Shri Rao pointed out that the foundation day of Chhattisgarh state was first celebrated at Raj Bhavan, Goa, on November 01, 2000.

Earlier in the month, a group of students from NIT Goa had visited Chhattisgarh under the Yuva Sangam program. The Ministry of Education had kick-started the third phase of Yuva Sangam in November 2023, under which students in the age group 18-30 years studying in higher educational institutions from across the nation travel to their paired states.

Yuva Sangam, launched under EBSB, draws inspiration from the National Education Policy 2020 and focuses on experiential learning and imbibing knowledge of the rich diversity of India on a first-hand basis. It is an on-going cultural exchange with the celebration of diversity at its core wherein participants gain an immersive experience of diverse facets of life, natural landforms, development landmarks, recent achievements, and youth connect in the host state. Twenty eminent institutions across India have been identified for Phase III of Yuva Sangam, where in NIT Goa has been paired with IIT Bhilai, Chhattisgarh.





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