Youth are the focal point of our development agenda: J&K LG Sinha
Srinagar/IBNS: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Monday conferred the young achievers with the ‘Kashmir Young Leadership Award’ for their outstanding work in different fields at the Kashmir Leadership Summit at SKICC.
“Young leaders facilitate the creation of a prosperous society that did not exist before. The young leaders, young minds can alone solve the entire world's great problems and generate more ideas and resources to confront the future challenges”, the Lt Governor said while felicitating the achievers.
“With the help of technology and the benefits of globalization, the young population is the true maker of an advanced and equal society,” he added.
“Youth,'' he said, “has great powers and it has to be exercised with responsibility, values, morality, and ethics for further progression of humanity.”
With sustained systematic interventions like Mission Youth, creations of Youth Clubs, Women Entrepreneurship programmes like ‘Tejaswini’, ‘Hausala’ and ‘Saath’, providing access to modern education, and a host of youth-oriented schemes, the government is providing a vibrant medium for youth engagement and empowerment in J&K, facilitating them to become ambassadors of peace, prosperity and socio-economic growth, Sinha said.
The combined budget of education and sports of Jammu and Kashmir is Rs 2,386 crores, which is relatively higher than in several bigger States.
“The budget for youth services and sports this year is Rs 513 crore, which itself speaks about the government’s commitment to bringing out the best sporting talents to the fore,” the Lt Governor said.
The Lt Governor urged the Youth to not fall for the conspiracy which is intended to push their future into darkness. He appealed to the Youth to stay away from drugs and work diligently towards contributing to the progress of the Nation
“Our neighbouring country, which has failed in its nefarious design to disturb peace and prosperity, is smuggling drugs into J&K to disrupt the growth of our youth. We need to tackle this menace collectively”, asserted the Lt Governor.
As many as 46 Young achievers for various fields including health, education, sports, adventure sports, social work, journalism, environment conservation, art, music, women empowerment, etc have been awarded on the occasion.