Pratapgarh. Under the aegis of Youth Welfare and Provincial Guard Department, a district level one-day youth festival/cultural program selection competition was organized on Saturday in the auditorium of Regional Rural Development Institute Opium Kothi. Addressing the youth festival program, MLA Sadar Rajendra Kumar Maurya said. That the Uttar Pradesh Government and the Central Government are continuously making efforts towards improving the talents of the youth. Youth should bring glory to their district and state with the help of their talent. Praising the event, he said that such events provide a golden opportunity to the youth to hone their talent. Congratulating the teachers, he said that due to the successful training given by them, the youth have today progressed in these disciplines. Praising the efforts of Nehru Youth Center and Youth Welfare Department, he said that these departments have provided a golden opportunity to the youth by organizing events from village level to block, district and state level to hone the talents of the youth. The program was presided over by Samar Bahadur Singh, Deputy Director of Nehru Yuva Kendra. He said that these youth should bring glory to their family, society and district with their talent. He said that there is no dearth of talent among these youth, provided they get the opportunity to hone their talent. In this direction, Nehru Youth Center keeps organizing youth sports and cultural programs from time to time.
The winning participants of the competition were given prizes by the Deputy Director Nehru Youth Center and the Youth Welfare Officer along with the guests present. As special guests in the program, Principal of Government Inter College Bardaha Vindhyachal Singh, former Assistant Director Information RB Singh, Additional District Information Officer Savita Yadav encouraged the youth. In Youth Utsav/Cultural Program Selection Competition, Saint Anthony’s College got first position in group folk dance and B.S.S. First and Anjali Mishra got second position, Vaibhav Shri got first position in solo folk song and Gayatri Shukla got second position.
Under Life Skills, Manu Ojha stood first, Anshika Yadav stood second and Faizia Khan stood third in story writing. In poster making, Akshay Maurya stood first, Himanshu Singh stood second and Jyoti Saroj stood third. In the speech competition, Shubhi Gupta stood first, Pragya Singh stood second and Pooja Patel stood third. In photography, Shubham Soni stood first, Rohit Kerkatta second and Pragya Singh stood third. Regional Youth Welfare Officer Sumit Kumar Pal played an important role in coordinating the program. Nehru Yuva Kendra’s Vishwajit Singh including Desh Deepak Joshi, Avinash Mal, Abhinav Shukla, Sumit Singh, Ashutosh Upadhyay, Radheshyam Tiwari, Ashok Prajapati, Pratibha Rao, Ramshankar Verma, Radheshyam Upadhyay, Akshay Verma, Paras Saroj, Alauddin, Shivlochan Pandey and others. Colleagues were present.