9th Mile, Ri Bhoi, 28 January 2019: The District level “National Youth Parliament 2019” was held at USTM today where 32 youth speakers from Ri Bhoi and 9 speakers from West Khasi Hills District participated and delivered speech on various topics listed by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Dept. of Youth Affairs. The event was organised under the guidance of UGC as per suggestion by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to conduct youth parliament to give our youth a platform to express their views on different issues of the country. Apart from USTM authorities, Mr Romeo, Coordinator, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Nongpo and Mr Dangsan Khyriem, MPS, Dy. SP (Traffic), Ri-Bhoi, were present during the event.
Launched on 12th January 2019 by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, the National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 aims at hearing the voice of youth to encourage and enable them to understand and articulate on public issues and also to develop respect and tolerance for vies of others. The youth participants after enrolling for District Youth Parliament digitally through myGov portal have participated in this district level programme. The best three speakers from each district will participate in the State Youth Parliament. Likewise, the best two speakers from each state will participate in the National Youth Parliament. In addition, the best speaker of each district will attend the National Youth Parliament as a delegate, which will be held at New Delhi on 23/24 February 2019.