Panaji : August 17, 2016….  The Deputy Chief  Minister Shri Francis  D’Souza has said that the Goan youth have enough potential of talent  and can become international achievers. The Goan youth he said  should  strive to face competition and can prove as the best human resource in the country.

            Shri D’Souza was speaking as the Chief Guest at the International Youth Day 2016 organized by Goa State AIDS control Society in collaboration with NSS cell of Goa University at Taleigao on tuesday.

The theme of the celebration was ‘The Road to 2030, Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production’.

            Shri D’ Souza further said that youth are cream of society  and future and torch bearers who should have their vision to  look towards the problems of poverty, HIV AID which exist in our  society.  In Goa, he said we are not exposed to poverty like is the situation in the rest of the country.

 Shri D;Souza further also said that generally it is taken that youths are vulnerable to the vices  like  drugs, sex .Therefore  Youth have to prove this notion false by their positive attitude and constructive approach towards life and society.

             The Registrar of Goa University Prof. Y.V. Reddy in his address said that International Youth Day is an occasion to sensitize youth about their responsibilities towards their life and society and enable them to contribute in nation building .

 Dr. Vandana Dhume, CMO GSACS, Family Welfare Beureau DHS, staff of GSACS and others attended the function

            Dr. Jose D’Sa , Project Director GSACS welcomed the guests while Shri Umakant Sawant, Dy. Director IEC,GSACS proposed the vote of thanks.


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