Taarunya ’17, National Youth Convention attracts intellectual minds from all over the country

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National Service Scheme (NSS) Unit, Zakir Husain College, University of Delhi organized its Second Annual National Youth convention Taarunya ’17 on March 23. It was organized in the memory of Swami Vivekananda; forming the central theme.

The event started with exhibition of a brief documentary about NSS events held in college last year and Zakir Husain Delhi College to enlighten the audience. Student participation from various colleges across University of Delhi and beyond was highly enthusiastic. Distinguished guests Maj Gen (Retd) P.K. Saighal and Mr. Sumeet Awasthi, veteran journalist, Mr. Navin Agarwal, I.P.S., Director General of National Anti-Doping Agency and National Level Director cum Advisor NSS; Mr. Rakshit Tandon, Cyber Security Expert and Mr. Nitin Mandal, Stand-up Comedian proved pivotal for the promulgation of Taarunya.

Speaking at the inauguration, NSS Program Officer Mr. Mukesh Kumar Jain stimulated the dynamic audience to embed the spirit of serving the society. Dr. R. Prabhakar Rao, College Principal, emphasized the importance of environment sustainability and cleanliness for the progress of our nation.

Sumeet Awasthi, the first speaker of the day filled the room with his positivity and inspired the youth to not only become the torch bearers of the country but also to become better human beings. He talked about the importance of social organisations in the country and applauded the NSS team of the college for the remarkable contribution to the society.

P.K. Saighal, talked about the various achievements of the youth in the field of science. He encouraged the youth to tap into their unrealised potential and take the country to the next level. He re- emphasized the vision of Swami Vivekananda and made the youth believe that the sun will never set on India if the youth never gives up. He gave various examples and made the youth believe that nothing is impossible if you set your mind to.

Mr. Nitin Mandel, Stand Up Comedian was well acclaimed by one and all.

Mr Navin Aggarwal, I.P.S., who served forseveral years in Jammu and Kashmir discussed the issues faced by the youth particularly in the state. He brought the perception of youth of different states to the convention and discussed the various social issues.

Mr Rakshit Tandon, the last speaker of the day not only brought great amount of knowledge but also filled the room with smiles and laughter. He imparted great amount of awareness amongst the youth about cyber crime and much needed security and instilled a sense of responsibility in the youth of today.

The event saw large presence of the youth who were keen to gain knowledge and inspiration from speakers. It proved beyond doubt that young minds are also willing to participate in the societal issues of the current age.

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