Yuva Sangam participants from Kerala begin their journey
NIT Calicut is facilitating the visit
A group of youth from Kerala started their journey to Odisha as part of the Yuva Sangam Phase 3 programme on Saturday. The National Institute of Technology Calicut, the nodal institution, facilitates the trip. The team from Kerala will be accorded a warm reception in Odisha by the Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur (IIM Sambalpur).
A spirited group of 43 delegates hailing from various districts of Kerala will explore different facets of Odisha's culture and tradition as part of this enriching event. A pre-departure ceremony to initiate the youth to the trip was inaugurated by Prof. Prasad Krishna, Director of NIT Calicut on Friday, in the presence of Prof. Rajanikant GK, Dean (Students’ Welfare), Prof. Satyananda Panda, Dr. Haribabu K, Dr. Sudev Das, and Dr. Ranjith P M.
The youth from Kerala embark on this journey as part of the Yuva Sangam program initiated under 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (EBSB) by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and AICTE. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's visionary program aims to foster cultural connections among different states and union territories of India.
Prof. Prasad Krishna highlighted that the Yuva Sangam program envisioned by our Prime Minister provides a unique opportunity for the youth to explore the cultural diversity of India, allowing them to deepen their understanding of the nation. NIT Calicut is honoured to serve as the Nodal Educational Institution facilitating this transformative journey, he added.
The Journey was flagged off by Prof. Satyananda Panda, a faculty of the Department of Mathematics NITC who accompanied the youth to Odisha. A dedicated team comprising 5 faculty and non-faculty members is accompanying the youth to Odisha. Additionally, a reciprocal visit is planned, with a group of youth from Odisha set to explore the beauty of Kerala in the first week of December.
The participants of the programme will get an opportunity to learn more about Odisha and the culture and art of the place. The delegates will get a chance to learn more about the people, cuisines, lifestyle, handicrafts etc of Odisha.
The visit aims to offer multi-dimensional exposure to the youth in tourism, tradition, technology, development and People-to-People Connect.