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Conrad interacts with Aspire Meghalaya students in Tura, advices them to follow passion with right spirit

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Tura, July 19: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Tuesday interacted with students of Aspire Meghalaya in Tura, a flagship programme of the Government.

Aspire Meghalaya programme is a pivotal instrument of change for the youth development agenda in Meghalaya. The initiative places youth engagement, talent identification and career aspirations at the heart of the Youth Policy, and augments existing education frameworks within the State.

During the hour long conversation, the Chief Minister spoke at length on following passion with the right spirit. He said that Government of Meghalaya through the youth engagement programme will continue to provide platform for them to showcase their skills and talents.


Aspire Meghalaya 2.0 in West Garo Hills

In West Garo Hills, Aspire Meghalaya programme is currently being run at campuses of Tura Government College, St Dominic Hr. Secondary School, Garobada, Sacred Heart HSS, Tura, Government Girls HSS, Tura and Dalu HSS, Dalu.

The students gave their testimonials and showcased their talents during the programme. They also praised the Government for conceptualising the programme that gives space for the youth to excel in their chosen interest.

All campuses across districts have been selected by the State Education Mission Authority of Meghalaya (SEMAM – under the Education Dept, Government of Meghalaya) and the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs after considering school category, infrastructure provisions and location as well as demographic spread. 5 campuses per district have been selected and an average of 225 students per institution have been enrolled for the programme. Approximately 1,000 Youth per district will be directly impacted by the Soft Skills and Talent Identification programmes.

Aspire Meghalaya 2.0

Aspire Meghalaya 2.0. is wholly funded by the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Meghalaya, and is expected to engage over 60,000 youths through the Meghalaya Youth Survey 2022; impact over 10,000 youths in Soft Skills, Life Skills and Career Preparedness Training and provide Talent Identification platforms that will bring to light previously undiscovered talent and performance arts potential within the youth community across the state.

The goal of this programme is to assess training gaps and talent potential in seen and previously unseen skills and talent domains within the State. All graduates will be linked to forward opportunities through the State’s skill-development ecosystem and initiatives, wherever possible.


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