We have no Job Opportunities – Uttarakhand Youth during Inter-state Youth Exchange Programme
Mangaluru: Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India organized the Inter-state Youth Exchange Programme under the initiative of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat. A group of 51 youth from Dehradun (Uttarakhand) arrived in Karnataka for the youth exchange programme which began on November 25 and will end on December 9. As a part of the programme, the team visited various places in Mangaluru.
An interactive session with the Youth was held at the Information and public Services department on December 6.
Speaking on the occasion Cynthia Lobo from Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan said, “There is no country like India, quite as diverse, multi-lingual and multi-cultural, yet bound together by the ancient bonds of shared traditions, culture and values. Such bonds need to be strengthened through enhanced and continuous mutual interaction between people of varied regions and ways of life so that it encourages reciprocity and secures an enriched value system of unity amongst people of different states in a culturally special country like India. “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” was announced by the prime minister on October 31, 2015, on the occasion of the 140th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.”
Cynthia Lobo further said, “The programme is being held with the main objective to promote the spirit of national integration through a deep and structured engagement between all Indian states and union territories through a yearlong planned engagement between states. To showcase the rich heritage and culture, customs and traditions of either state for enabling people to understand and appreciate the diversity that is India, thus fostering to serve a common identity. To establish long-term engagement and to create an environment which promotes learning between states by sharing best practices and experiences. Through this innovative, measure the knowledge of culture, traditions and practices of different states and UTs which will lead to an enhanced understanding and bonding between the states, thereby strengthening the unity and integrity of India. All states and UTs will be covered under the programme”.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Ashwani Shetty from Yenepoya University said, “The 51 members youth team arrived in Mangaluru on December 3 and had an interaction with the Yuvaka Sangha Thokur, at the Sasihithlu beach and Kambla at Kulur. On December 4th the team visited various colleges and interacted with the students. On December 5 the team visited Attur church, Padubidri Beach and interacted with ZP and Gram Panchayat members. On December 6, the team will visit Temples, Churches and Mosques in the city and will interact with the students and faculty at Yenepoya University. Our team from Mangaluru will leave to Uttarakhand on December 25.”
Sharing their experience Vibhu from Uttarakhand said, “We are all from Uttarakhand, we live in hilly regions. The weather in Uttarakhand is very cold. We have crossed 6 states to arrive in Karnataka. We were very much excited to see the beaches in Mangaluru. In the beginning, we were thinking about how we would spend 15 days in Karnataka thinking that the weather and food here would not suit us. But after coming here we feel that 15 days are very less to see Karnataka state. We have enjoyed the beaches, Churches, Mosques and Temples in Mangaluru. The food is very delicious, earlier we had only heard about Idli sambar but now we love the delicacies of Mangaluru. The people of Mangaluru are very friendly and we are touched by the hospitality here.”
Vibhu further said, “In Uttarakhand, we do not have much job opportunities compared to Karnataka. After seeing Karnataka we felt like we are in another world. In South Karnataka, we were very lucky to watch the Kambala. We have seen all the beaches and enjoyed well. After seeing all the places and the development in Karnataka, we the youth from Uttarakhand have got an opportunity to think of developing our region. In Uttarakhand, landslides are common, our farms and fields are always destroyed by the wild animals. We are very thankful for the hospitality given to us during our stay in Mangaluru.”
Rachana from Uttarakhand shared her experience and said, “When we started our journey to Karnataka we were not so comfortable and were thinking about how we would pass our days here. But after coming here we feel like we are in another world. In Karnataka, people respect each other and even treat everyone equally. In Uttarakhand, we do not have any beaches. After coming to Mangaluru we are happy seeing all the beaches and have very well adjusted to the weather. Now we feel like staying back because of the good hospitality and the people in Mangaluru.”