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Sunday, 2 March 2008

Youth Day celebrations continue

Activities to celebrate this year’s Youth day at a national level commenced yesterday at Dhangethi of Ali Dhaalu Atoll. To inaugurate the celebrations a special prayer was performed yesterday morning at Dhagethi Friday Mosque. According to Ministry of Youth and Sports this special prayer was held in all inhabited islands of Maldives. The slogan for this year’s Youth day is “Youth on youth development”.

Among the activities held were a special fair aimed at informing the youths of job opportunities available. The fair which commenced yesterday 0900 hours continued till 1500 hours. The Fair was attended by various tourists’ resorts and some companies. Testing of diabetics and pressure was also conducted during at the fair.

The arrival of the Youth Ship was another important event. The Youth Ship was given rousing reception by the Dhangethi people. Youth Ship on arrival at Dhangethi was welcomed by Minister of Youth and Sports Mohamed Waheedhuhdheen, senior officials of the Ministry as well as by guests who were at Dhangethi to join in the Youth Day celebrations. After the welcome drinks, the participants of the Youth Ship went to the Cultural Center where they viewed various activities in being carried out in the traditional manner.

A special presentation was also held at the Youth Club of the island to provide information to the visitors who came to join in the celebrations on drug abuse and related problems. The presentation in addition to Youth Minister was also attended by officials of Maldives Narcotics Control Bureau.

A bokkura race was also held as well as a foot ball match between Hanyaameedhoo and Mahibadhoo.

The official meeting of the Youth Day will be held on the 3 of this month. According to Youth Ministry President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom is expected to attend. This is the first time Youth Day celebrations are held in Dhangethi.


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