Shillong, October 20 : The Meghalaya Youth Exchange Programme 2023, organised by the Directorate of Sports & Youth Affairs, concluded today at the Convocation Hall, NEHU Campus Mawkynroh, Shillong.

The closing ceremony was graced by Shakliar Warjri, Minister, Sports & Youth Affairs as the Chief Guest in the presence of I. Laloo, Director of Sports & Youth Affairs.

Speaking on the occasion, Shakliar Warjri expressed his immense pleasure to witness the enthusiasm and potential of the youth in showcasing their remarkable talents through the programme. He urged the participants to take advantage of the platform provided, to learn from each other in promoting and enriching their talents and also to be aware of different cultures of the tribes in the state.

The minister also highlighted the various governmental initiatives that have been designed to promote and uplift the skills and talents of the youth of the state and to improve the quality of life in general.

During the week-long celebration, various competitions like Folk Songs and Folk Dances Competitions, Guitar & Flute Competitions, Debate and Extempore Speech, One-Act Play with the theme “Mission Life,” Talent Hunt, and Adventure Activities were conducted.

During the programme, the Chief Guest along with other dignitaries awarded trophies and certificates to the winners of the various competitions.