Vijay Goel

Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports to initiate “Adopt A Slum” campaign in Delhi

Addressing a press conference today, Union Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports Vijay Goel today announced a new campaign to mark three years of the Narendra Modi government– the campaign has been named “Adopt a Slum”. Goel said that the idea is to initiate developmental work in these slums and help the slum-dwellers in resolving various issues. A slum YuvaDaud/Marathon will mark the beginning of this campaign on 26th May, 2017. Goel has also requested newly elected councillors of MCD, NGO’s & RWAs to join hands in this initiative.

Goel also stated that the government under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi is committed for the cause of the weaker sections and we all must keep the fire burning, the fire that illuminates lives in a positive way and resolves social and economic issues.

Goel further stated that Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports along with Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (under the aegis of the Ministry) will initiate “Adopt a Slum” campaign and groups like NSS, public schools, rotary clubs etc. would pool in with efforts and manpower. Goel also informed that he has adopted Indira slum of Timarpur area.

A booklet was also released highlighting the key issues that would be addressed with this campaign and how the entire process will be initiated and executed. The NYKS would adopt slums across 11 districts and will work for their overall development with young volunteers. The “Slum YuvaDaud” will be organized on 26th May at 6am at Shankarlal Hall in Delhi University. Similar marathons will also be organized at Wazirpur, Model Town, Adarsh Nagar, Chandni Chowk, Burari and many more areas.

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