Kalinganagar:A two-day long youthconvention was organised by Tata Steel Rural Development SocietyatKapileswar Collegeground, Duburi, on January 11and 12 to mark theNational Youth Day.Over 300 youths of the area participated in various events organised during the celebrations.
Professor Achyutanand Pattanaik, Advisor, NSS Bureau, Utkal University, was the key-note speaker on the occasion, while Mr Madhusudan Das, convenor, National Youth Project, Bhubaneswar attended as a resource person and shared his thoughts on attitude and positive thought.Mr PK Pattanayak, General Manager(Corporate Services), Kalinganagar Project, Tata Steel, joined as the Chief Guest while Mr Partha Sarathi Mishra, Chief, HRM, KPO, Tata Steel, graced the function as the Guest of Honour.
Chief Guest Mr Pattanayak, said that everyone is born with some unique skills. Each human being has some intrinsic quality and he or she wants to establish own identity. He urged upon the youths toutilise their energy to achieve your goals.
The inaugural session was followed by a talk on attitude and positive thought, poster-making competition, open quiz, indoor fun games and skit competition.
At the venue, two stalls – skill development training information centre and health information centre – were set up to provide valuable information to youths. At the skill development centre, youths were provided information about 17 different training programmes by Tata Steel Rural Development Society. Those included site safety supervisor training, call centre training, light motor vehicle training, mechanic training, computer hardware and software training, IT fundamentals and operating systems, housekeeping training, general nursing and midwifery training, advance plastic processing technology training, forklift operator training, welder training, advance diploma in cosmetology, fashion design technology and apparel-making courses and BPO employability training.Similarly, at the health information centre, valuable information about smoking, marriage, HIV/AIDSetc.were providedto youths who attended the convention.
On the second day also, the motivational and educational programmes, and games continued. Fun games witnessed participation of a lot of enthusiastic youths. But the event which stole the show was individual dance performance which had the highest number of participants.
Meghlal Mahato and Binita Soren, two mountaineers from Jamshedpur who have scaled Everest, narrated their struggle to success before the youths on the occasion.
The celebration concluded with a laugher show by renowned performer Baidhar Majhi, an Odishi dance by a group from Bhubaneswar and a Bhangra dance by a group from Bhubaneswar.