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Youth festival begins at Kohat varsity

Youth festival begins at Kohat varsity

PESHAWAR: A two-day ‘Aghaz-i-Janoon’ youth festival got under way at the Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST) on Sunday.

Pak Welfare Youth Organisation (PWYO) and directorate of sports and youth affairs are jointly organising the event after successfully holding the festival at Peshawar, Dera Ismail Khan and Bannu, respectively.

Director, Youth Affairs, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Arshad Hussain inaugurated the colourful event. PWYO chairman Umair Jamal was also present on the occasion.

The aim of holding the programme in various districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is to involve the youth in healthy activities besides providing them opportunities to learn skills in volunteer training, leadership, first-aid and civil defence.

Speaking on the occasion, Arshad Hussain appreciated the efforts of PWYO for involving youth in skillful activities. He said such training would certainly help youth in effectively responding to natural disasters like earthquakes, floods and welfare services like first-aid, camping and volunteerism.

Published in Dawn, April 13th, 2015

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