Report by OD bureau; Koraput: About 40 Tribal Youths from 14 Blocks of Koraput district were participated in a 5days long programme ‘Training of trainers for tribal youth as social animators’ in the 1st week of this month at Jatri Kutira Conference Hall here at Koraput.
The programme was jointly organised by Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) of the ministry of youth affairs and sports and the Nehru Yuva Kenra Sanghatan, Koraput aims to lead tribal youths to act in their respective areas in generating awareness among their contemporaries to analyse and understand tribal issues.
Experts discussed in the programme subjects such as, empowerment of tribal youth: physical and psychological preparedness, tribal policies, programmes and tribal youth empowerment, the Forest Rights Act and other constitutional provisions for tribal people, tribal situation, problem analysis and alternatives. Besides, there was a session on personality development and leadership qualities, said the district youth coordinator of the Nehru Yuva Kenra Sanghatan,Koraput Mr. M.Bilung.
“The Tribal youths were also made aware on the role of youths in local governance in tribal areas, employability of tribal youth, participatory exercises on personality development, socio-economic situation of tribal youth health issues, tribal youth and issues of human rights, disaster preparedness in tribal areas and role of the youth.”
In the inaugural session on 1st August the chief guest of the programme Smt. MALATI MAJHI, President, Zilla Parishd, Koraput said, “The youth are a major human resource for development and thus key agents of social change, economic development and technological innovation. This is true for the tribal community also. The unrest and social backwardness of the tribal society can be addressed effectively by empowering tribal youth by way of providing opportunities to understand availability of facilities to them and involve them in the development process,”
District Information & Public Relation Officer, Koraput Mr.Prafulla Kumar Mallick attended in the closing ceremony as the chief guest of the programme while Dr. K Sekhar faculty head (RGNIYD), Lecturer Rabi Satapathy, Soumendra Kumar Swain and Rosalin Bagh are participated as Guests in the programme. Mr Laxminarayan Patnaik, DPO, NYK,Koraput also present in the 5day long programme.