January 11, 2019
Bangla Govt committed to the welfare of the youth
Swami Vivekananda always believed in the power of the youth. He laid a lot of stress on sports as an essential part of building character.
Today, January 12, marks the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Let us take a look at the achievements of the Youth Wing of the State Youth Services & Sports (YSS) Department.
Youth Hostels: 18 youth hostels renovated, 8 youth hostels constructed (all 26 now operational), 17 youth hostels under construction
Grants to clubs: More than 18,000 clubs and other organisations given financial assistance for sports activities and development of sports infrastructure since 2014-15
Distribution of footballs: Keeping the FIFA-U17 World Cup in view, 1.25 lakh footballs distributed to schools, colleges, universities and clubs
Development of playgrounds: Financial assistance given to 373 schools, colleges, universities and clubs for the development of playgrounds
Setting up of multigyms: Financial assistance given to nearly 3,000 schools, colleges, universities and clubs for setting up of multi-gyms
Setting up of mini indoor games complexes: Financial assistance given to more than 635 schools, colleges, universities, clubs and organisations for setting up mini indoor games complexes
Youth Computer Training Centres: About 1,000 Youth Computer Training Centres run across the state in collaboration with various private agencies
Vocational training: Placement-linked skill development programme organised with the assistance of Technical Education, Training & Skill Development Department; more than 4,000 candidates given training till now
Bangla Yuba Kendra: Organisation formed to create a healthy socio-cultural ambience; volunteers at the block, municipality and district levels maintain coordination with YSS Department for development of students and youths
Financial assistance for ex-Olympians: Pension of Rs 12,000 per month being given to four ex-Olympians of the State