10 corpers off to India for youth exchange course
The National Youth Service Corps has announced that 10 corps members will travel to India on Sunday, to participate in a Youth Exchange Programme organised by the Indian National Cadet Corps.
The annual programme is held to commemorate the Independence Anniversary of the Republic of India, drawing participants from Europe, Asia, Africa and other continents.
This was contained in a statement signed by NYSC’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Eddy Megwa, on Saturday.
During a pre-departure briefing exercise held at the Indian High Commission in Abuja, the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General YD Ahmed, expressed appreciation for the invitation extended to the scheme to participate in the programme.
The DG said the invitation, being the second one, was another opportunity for the scheme “to showcase the potentials of the Nigerian youths while also allowing participants to understand the socio-economic similarities and differences between the two countries.”
Also speaking, the Indian High Commissioner in Nigeria, Shri Balasubramanian, appreciated the contributions of the scheme to the development of Nigeria and revealed that its selection for participation in the Youth Exchange Programme along with other countries, was informed by its uniqueness as well as similarities with the National Cadet Corps of India.