Ghatowar Flags off ‘Youth to the EDGE’ Scheme to Encourage Adventure Activities in North East Region

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The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Paban Singh Ghatowar has flagged off a Pilot Scheme “Youth to the Edge” yesterday in Tinsukia, Assam.

On the occasion, Shri Ghatowar said that the North Eastern Region (NER) is identified as one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots for its natural resources as it hosts variety of species, rich tropical rain forests supports and diverse flora and fauna having abundance in mineral wealth, forests and water resources. This region has yet to harness the vast developmental potential of these resources for the benefit of its inhabitants.

The Minister stressed that Youth from NER are physically fit, good in sport but lack proper infrastructure to achieve greater excellence. Adventure activities have potential of overall development which can create discipline, team spirit and comradeship. These activities have the potential to help in skill development, leading to self employment like promotion of adventure and tourism which has vast potential in the region.

Shri Ghatowar opined that the successful conduct of the pilot scheme and experiences gathered will be efficiency of proposed scheme for 12th Plan. The function concluded with remarkable enthusiasm shown by the youth of the area and expression of interest for holding of such more activities in future which will prove to be a potential connect between the youth of North Eastern Region and the youth of the rest of the India.

Pilot scheme is being funded by the Minister of DoNER through North East Council. Administrative approval for Rs.2.87 crore has been accorded and first installment of Rs.2.00 crore has been released by the North East Council (NEC) to the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. The scheme is executed by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (MYA&S) through National Service Scheme (NSS).

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