Twenty persons conferred with National Youth Award on International Youth day

Minister of Youth Affairs and
Sports Kiren Rijiju today
conferred the National Youth
Awards for 2016-17 on
twenty individuals and three
organisations at a function in
New Delhi today on the
occasion of International
Youth Day.

The awards are presented to
young persons and voluntary
organization every year in
recognition of their
outstanding work in the field
of national development and
social service

The awards aim towards
encouraging them to develop
a sense of responsibility to
the community and also to
improve their own potential
as a good citizen.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr
Rijiju said, for any nation, the
determination to take the
country at different level is
totally dependent on the
contribution of the youth. Mr
Rijiju said, there is a huge
population of the youth in the
country and if they work in a
coordinated manner then
country will achieve greater
heights.