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January 11, 2019

Bangla Govt committed to the welfare of the youth

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