September 11, 2018
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 (September 11) marks the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s famous speech at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago. 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 multi-gyms: 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