Gangtok: Sikkim is ready to host the 2018 North East States Youth Conclave in a three-day event starting from October 28. The programme is being organised by the state department of sports and youth affairs and in collaboration with the Union ministry of youth affairs and sports.
A group of 500 youngsters in the age group of 15 to 29 years from all around the region are expected to take part in conclave.
While speaking at a press conference, SD Dhakal, secretary, sports and youth affairs, said that the prime objective of the event was to unite the youth of Northeast under a common platform.
The event will provide a platform to the youngsters to learn more about arts, culture, craft, tradition, system, music and other interesting details of different states. The three-day event will host a series of competitive and non-competitive activities at Manan Kendra, MG Marg and Tashi Namgyal Senior Secondary School.
The conclave will consist of competitive events on folk dance and song, quiz and painting competitions along with cultural presentations in the non-competitive category.
Being the host state, Sikkim will include 200 participants from all the four districts in the youth conclave along with 270 others from the region.