Youth societies planned at school level
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Bureau Report | 10/2/2015 12:00:00 AM
PESHAWAR: Taking another initiative for the welfare of youth the Sports and Youth Affairs Directorate, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, is forming student societies at the school and college levels to boost leadership qualities of the young lot at the educational institutions across the province.

The directorate has sent a summary to the chief minister to establish student societies at the matric and intermediate levels to explore the qualities and abilities of the youth and instill confidence in them to learn various traits of life, said a press release issued by the youth affairs department here on Thursday.

The initiative is aimed at giving youth tools and guidance to make positive and healthy decisions and inculcate self-esteem in them to become successful individuals in the society.

Itsaid that after approval of the summary the students along with their studies would be able to get equal opportunities for extracurricular activities, including sports and speech competitions, which would polish their leadership qualities.

There will be a number of societies, including literary, sports, social welfare, adventure, technology and cultural, at the every school and college level.

The proposed literary society would organise debates, poetry recital sessions, essay competitions, story writing, calligraphy, and translation of English essays into Urdu and Pashto languages, and translation of Urdu and Pashto essays into English.

The function of sports society is to arrange various games while the social welfare society would take steps for blood donation, organising medical camps and collecting funds for the poor and deserving students.

It will also create awareness of clean environment in the society, said the press release.

The cultural society would arrange art, crafts, paintings and drama competitions to promote and preserve the cultural and traditional art.

The students participating in such societies would be given 20 additional marks to encourage them.