Shillong, July 01: It was a bitter-sweet day for the ex volunteers of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sanghathan of Meghalaya as they hosted a befitting farewell programme for its outgoing District Youth Coordinator Dr Salam D Singh in Shillong on Saturday.
Dr Salam was serving as District Youth Coordinator of East Khasi Hills and additional incharge of Ri Bhoi and West Jaintia Hills respectively, has been transferred to Manipur after his long service in the state of Meghalaya.
Over his roughly fifteen years with NYKS an autonomous body of the Ministry of Youth Affairs in Shillong, Dr Salam has contributed with many youth developmental projects and also played his role in bringing a change in the lifestyle and leadership qualities of the youth from rural areas of Meghalaya.
According to the ex-volunteers, the outgoing DYC was a capable, efficient and a humble officer and also lauded him for maintaining good rapport with all his staff, volunteers, the youth clubs and the heads of different government institutions.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Salam expressed his gratitude to the ex-Volunteers who made his tour with NYKS a successful one.
“It has been my honor to serve as team leader. The truth of the matter is that it was really a challenging job and is the easiest and far best job when there is cooperation and coordination,” he said.
The outgoing DYC also said, “I get to take credit for the hard work of the many professionals you see in the audience today and some you don’t because they are out working for the state in different fields.”
In the future, though he may not be able to directly participate, Dr Salam hopes to see the youth become more involved with youth activities, NYKS and its future plans, especially with all the potential changes.
Accompanied by his wife, the outgoing DYC also urged upon everyone present to forgive and forget past mistakes and misunderstandings.