As a part of the ‘YuvaSangam’ programme led by the Ministry of Education under the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (EBSB) initiative by the Government of India, the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) has been appointed as a nodal Institute in Gujarat to facilitate exposure visits for the youth of Gujarat and Assam. This programme aims to strengthen people-to-people connect and build empathy between the youth of North-Eastern States and the rest of India. As a part of this initiative, 53 students and off-campus youngsters from Gujarat will be visiting Assam, and 18 students and off-campus youngsters from Assam will be visiting Gujarat with their respective state officers to experience various facets of art, culture, life, and landmarks and to connect with the youth in these states. The inaugural ceremony and orientation function will be held on February 24, 2023, in the presence of Prof Rajat Moona, Director, IITGN.
The 18 students and off-campus youngsters plus accompanying officers from Assam will be visiting different places in Gujarat between February 24 and March 02, 2023, to get an immersive multi-dimensional exposure under five broad areas – Paryatan (Tourism), Parampara (Traditions), Pragati (Development), Prodyogiki (Technology), and ParasparSampark (People-to-people connect). IITGN has also facilitated selection of53 students and off-campus youngstersfrom various districts of Gujarat, who will be hosted by IIT Guwahati for their visittoAssam.
This wide cultural exchange programme is being organised in collaboration with various other ministries and departments, such as the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, the Ministry of Railways, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Department for Development of North-East Region (DoNER), among others, to give an opportunity to the youth of our country to celebrate the ancient culture and natural diversity of India as well as understand art, culture and languages of different states.
About IIT Gandhinagar:
IIT Gandhinagar offers extraordinary undergraduate and graduate education with unmatched innovations in curriculum. The Institute promotes critical thinking and an appreciation of the interdisciplinary character of knowledge, with an emphasis on the liberal arts, project-oriented learning, diversity, and globalisation. Around 80 percent of the faculty has an overseas degree or postdoctoral experience abroad. Nearly 40 percent of its undergraduate students receive study abroad or other international opportunities. Its 5-week immersive Foundation Programme for incoming students underscores creativity, leadership, communication skills, ethics, social awareness, and physical activity. Established in 2008, the Institute has won several awards and recognitions and has developed strong partnerships with several leading institutions and organisations around the world. IIT Gandhinagar is committed to a holistic approach to education in engineering disciplines and beyond, cutting-edge research addressing global challenges, and giving back.