Tue 8 Oct 2013
Filed under: DASSK,News
The National League for Democracy (NLD) party Central Executive Committee member Han Thar Myint told Mizzima that Party’s president Aung San Suu Kyi will personally supervise and train the youth leaders elected in the upcoming party youth congress. She is also the Central Youth Committee In-charge.
The youth congress will be held on December 31, 2013.
Candidates for the youth congress must be between 16 and 35 years of age. They must send their full bio-data, CV and three passport size photos to their township-level youth congress convening committee within two weeks from now.
“The future of these youth leaders will depend on their calibre, qualifications and commitment. They will become candidates of the NLD Party in future elections,” Han Thar Myint said. Strengthening the role of youth is a party policy.
Mizzima has learned that the elected youth leaders will attend a number of trainings including political, economic management and capacity building at home and abroad. Qualified and capable youth leaders will be selected as candidates to contest in the next general elections to be held in 2015 and 2020.
Ground works for the youth congress, including structure, processes and delegates selection, are under way at different levels – state, region, township and village-tracts – to increase accessibility and voters’ turnout.
Mizzima has also learned that the number of delegates to these youth congresses will be determined by the number of membership at the lowest level – village-tract or ward.
For instance, in Thaketa Township, five delegates from each ward will be sent to township-level congress which will elect 15 youth leaders and 5 alternate leaders.
Thaketa Township Youth Congress convening committee chairman Khin Maung Tun explained that the township-level elected youth leaders will be sent to State and Region-level congresses to elect delegates for central youth congress.