Bhubaneswar, August 12 (LocalWire): Braving heavy rain, thousands of young men and women assembled at the District Convention Centre in Phulbani today to celebrate International Youth Day with Dr Achyuta Samanta, MP, Kandhamal.
Dr Samanta encouraged the youth to lead a life that first empowers them and then enables them to help others.
Citing examples from his own life, he said that one can be successful if one makes a continuous effort towards one’s duty. He emphasized on the role of parents and the duty of children to look after the elders in the family.
He spoke about the huge potential of the youth in social service and encouraged them to spend a little time and energy to make their own community better.
He also announced several developmental plans for the youth of Kandhamal and launched ‘Ama Kandhamal’, a youth-specific campaign to empower the young and for the overall development of Kandhamal.
Dr Samanta also announced that in September there would be a massive job fair to employ as many youths as possible. He announced various skill development programmes and the youth took a pledge to take part in the developmental programmes and contribute to the overall development of Kandhamal.