Youth programmes: Tourism ministry announces ADP plans

Festival called ‘Jashan-Nawjawan’ and the Spring Youth Olympics is also planned.

News Desk February 28, 2014
Festival called ‘Jashan-Nawjawan’ and the Spring Youth Olympics is also planned. PHOTO: AFP

The Ministry of Tourism on Thursday announced some of its upcoming projects lined up in the ministry’s Annual Development Programme for 2013-14.

In a news conference, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Minister for Tourism Mehmood Khan revealed the ministry will launch a Rs20 million project by the name of ‘Youth Promotional Activities in the Province’.

This will include arranging student tours to heritage sites, leadership conferences, student exchange programmes, hiking and camping tours, a festival called ‘Jashan-Nawjawan’ and the Spring Youth Olympics.

The conference was also attended by Tourism Corporation K-P Managing Director Mushtaq Ahmed Khan, Secretary Sports Ahmad Hassan, Deputy Secretary Muhammad Ali Shah and additional secretary sports.

The minister said this was a good opportunity for the youth to showcase their skills while such initiatives will also serve to spread peace in the region. He added that invitation letters have been issued to all public and private schools.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 28th, 2014.


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