Kohima, August 19 (MTNews): The weeklong Youth Advance Training Program organized by Southern Angami Youth Organization (SAYO) in collaboration with various Government departments and organizations culminated here at Thiazu, Mima Village under Kohima District today.
Speaking at the Valedictory function, Medo Yhokha, Advisor, Technical Education and Election said that advancement in the society will start with the commitment of the youths who will decide to go back and reverse negative aspects right from the individual level. He expressed hope that the youth training will bear deep meaning and inspire youths to explore our strength and resources to build vibrant, dynamic society through a renewed perspective.
Yhokha said that the society will not progress if one confines oneself to complacency and one’s village quarters, negativities and rigid mindsets, adding that the region is a home of opportunities and resources in the sector of educational institutes, natural resources, eco tourism etc.
The advisor said the training is an investment in the youths to nurture and identify skills and talents where one has to rise above our comfort zones and create platforms.
During the training program, Department of Tourism imparted sessions on areas of Tourism and tourist guide. The Nagaland Association for Adventure & Mountaineering Education (NAAME) gave practical session on trekking, tour guiding tips and techniques, sport mountaineering and Yoga. The District Disaster Management Authority, Kohima, Government of Nagaland gave disaster response demonstration and training. Other training and activities included Physical Fitness training and Arm Wrestling Competition.
87 Youths from the 13 villages of the Southern Angami region were commended certificate of completion and Identity cards as tourist guides and SAYO advanced team.