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Participants from across NE arrive for NSS Festival 2024

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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG, April 29: The North East NSS Festival 2024, hosted by Jaintia Eastern College, Khliehriat, commenced with participants arriving from all eight Northeastern states on Sunday evening, and continued into the morning of Monday, with registration for 330 participants and 30 programme officers.
The event began with the arrival of Chief Secretary DP Wahlang, who was the chief guest, followed by the hoisting of the NSS flag on the college campus.
At 4 pm, the inaugural programme started with the felicitation of chief guest, special guests, and other invitees, anchored by P Syrpailin Phawa and Samdy Myrchiang, Assistant Professors at Jaintia Eastern College, Khliehriat.
State NSS Officer, R Rumnong, delivered a welcome speech emphasizing the importance of both positive and negative experiences in shaping the youth for the future. Regional Director, Regional Directorate NSS, Guwahati, Jangilong, highlighted the significance of cultural identity, while Programme Coordinator, NSS Cell, NEHU, Shillong, Dr MM Khymdiet, stressed on the importance of participation in festivals of this kind for fostering unity and goodwill.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Secretary urged NSS volunteers to embrace multifaceted learning, work-life balance, and inclusive education, encouraging active participation in all programmes and assuring participants’ safety.
The inaugural programme concluded with a vote of thanks from the Principal of Jaintia Eastern College, Khliehriat, & Member Secretary, North East NSS Festival 2024, Dr P Nongtdu.
Deputy Commissioner of East Jaintia Hills, Abhilas Baranwal, who was the special guest of the occasion, also attended the event, which concluded with the national anthem and performances from local artists besides cultural programmes.

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