Bhubaneswar, Dec 2: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today interacted with students from various educational institutions in Kerala during the third phase of Yuva Sangam, conducted under the 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat' initiative.
The students traveled to Bhubaneswar to participate in the event, where they shared their experiences with Pradhan.
Addressing a seminar organized on this occasion, Pradhan highlighted that 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat' is a vision championed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The program's objective is to expose students from different educational backgrounds to various states, allowing them to explore tourist destinations and gain insights into the social relations, culture, traditions, and food habits prevalent in those regions.
Under the leadership of IIM Sambalpur, 42 students from diverse educational institutes in Kerala visited Odisha to participate in Yuva Sangam. During their stay, the students had the opportunity to meet Governor Raghubar Das and other influential figures in society, contributing to a rich cultural exchange. Similarly, students from Odisha, under the guidance of NIT Calicut, are reciprocating the experience by visiting Kerala.
Pradhan emphasized that this initiative, aligned with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision, is a unique endeavor showcasing the unity within the diversity of the country through the power of youth.
He underscored how Yuva Sangam is playing a crucial role in strengthening the concept of a great India as envisioned by the Prime Minister.
The Union Minister further noted that the Yuva Sangam is not only a platform for cultural exchange but is also instrumental in realizing the Prime Minister's vision for a united and diverse India.
Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, V Muralidharan, was also present at the seminar, affirming the government's commitment to fostering such initiatives that promote national integration and cultural understanding among the youth.