Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday said that, value based service is of utmost importance in today’s world and working for only individual success does not give much satisfaction. Youth must realise its potential and commit themselves towards the society.

While taking part in Chief Minister’s Youth Conclave 2020 at Sarusajai Sports Complex  in Guwahati, organised by State Level Advisory Committee for Students and Youth Welfare, Sonowal said that, youths must strive to equip themselves with required skills and knowledge through education and hard work to achieve excellence.

Highlighting the State Government’s initiatives to realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to make North East the new engine of growth for the country and capture the market of SE Asian countries through Act East Policy, the Assam Chief Minister said that students should judiciously utilise their times and must not get distracted in their pursuit of a successful life.

Participating students from more than 100 colleges and 4 universities across the state have come to the conclave to get guidance from experts in various fields like entrepreneurship, agri based start-ups, tourism, hospitality and other emerging sectors where self employment opportunities could be explored.

The three day event starting from January 19 would conclude on January 21.

Urging the students to take back the experience and knowledge gained in the conclave to effectively start a revolution of robust work culture and bring development in their towns and villages, Sonowal called on the students to study ten hours daily to achieve success.

“Willpower, dedication, sincerity, self confidence are the essential qualities which must be harnessed by students within themselves,” Sonowal said.

Bollywood actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist Vivek Oberoi was also present on the occasion and shared inspiring anecdotes from his initial struggles as an actor and how his entrepreneurial instincts helped him in getting success in business ventures.

He also elaborated on the need to be committed towards the society and shared his experiences of philanthropic works he undertook in Tamil Nadu in the aftermath of tsunami in 2004.

Chairman of Social Welfare Board Krishna Das, Member Sectary of State Level Advisory Committee for Students and Youth Welfare Lakhya Konwar were also present in the meeting.