The National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD & PR) on Wednesday organized an alumni meet for the youth, who were trained in the Institute under the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) and now working in the Rural Development sector across India.
More than 200 youths came from various parts of the country to take part in the program. They shared their experiences with fellow members and exchanged ideas. The vibrant program provided them an opportunity to come back to the Institute and share their success stories with others. All the participants have been trained under the DDU-GKY program and secured good placements. The participants share their experience, to network with each other, offer suggestions and improve the program and so on. The program turned out to be a great success and saw the participation of youth from different States such as Assam, Karnataka, Telangana Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.
Dr. W. R. Reddy, IAS, Director General, NIRD&PR inaugurated the program and delivered inaugural address. He advised the participants to think big and stay motivated by continuously learning and improving themselves. He urged the youth to aim at reaching bigger positions in career and establish enterprises similar to the ones they are working for. He called upon the youth to remember their roots and always think of contributing back to the regions from which they hail.
Gayatri Kalia, COO, DDU-GKY, who was also present, wished the youth best of luck in their careers. She advised them to remain focused on work and contribute to the nation’s development. At the end of the program, the Director General, NIRD & PR and COO, DDU GKY distributed prizes for 10 best youth nominated by employers based on the work tenure and salary earned.
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