Hon’ble Minister of State ( I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports visited RGNIYD, Sriperumbudur , Tamil Nadu on 27.6.2014 and inaugurated the Department of Tribal and North East Development. He highlighted the need for engaging North East Youth in productive activities and creation of gainful employment opportunities. He also referred to the demographic dividend that presents India at a great advantage and called for a holistic approach with inter-sectoral coordination to address the needs and concerns of young people in order to realise vision of the National Youth Policy. He further emphasised that the programme and activities for Youth need to be realigned from Youth development approach to Youth led development. Hon’ble Minister, interacted with participants of Consultation workshop being conducted in RGNIYD where experts have gathered from different institutions to impart training in priority areas and prepare comprehensive action plan for development of tribal and North East Youth. Director, RGNIYD, NSS volunteers and faculty members participated in the inaugural function.