Pulwama: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nishit Pramanik said on Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a vision for Jammu and Kashmir and concerted efforts are being made to turn his vision into reality.
Pramanik made these remarks on Monday during the inauguration of a ‘Youth Conclave’ here in which thousands of youth participated, an official spokesperson said. The Minister said that the objective of the conclave is a step towards fulfilling the aspirations of youth of Pulwama.
According to the official spokesperson, Pramanik appealed the youth of Pulwama to come forward and be the participants in the developmental ladder saying that acquiring of skill relevant with the opportunities available in the market is the need of times.
“Pramanik said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a vision for J&K and concerted efforts are being made to turn his vision into reality,” he said.
“He also said that the skill development initiative will not only benefit youth of J&K but will also help UT Administration in understanding the unemployment situation in Kashmir so that necessary steps can be taken based on suggestions from the youth,” he added.
As per the official spokesperson, the Minister stressed on commercial cultivation of high-value products in the primary sectors including agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, dairy, handloom and handicrafts which are profitable job avenues for Pulwama youth.
Reiterating that Pulwama youth are professional, articulate, and talented, the Minister, he said, urged them to work hard to capitalize on the opportunities and assured support of both the Central Government and UT Administration in their endeavours.
“Only the skilled and specialized person can get the benefit of the growing market, therefore it becomes very important to skill our youth,” , Pramanik said.
“I hope such workshops will equip our youth with the emerging skills. New Kashmir has new challenges, and the youths of Kashmir hold bigger responsibilities. Many opportunities are coming up and we must have some sort of skills to grab those opportunities,” he added.
The Minister, as per the official spokesperson requested youth from the district to engage themselves in developing specialized skills rather than looking for government jobs.
Later, the official spokesperson said that the Minister also met DDC Members, BDC Members and Sarpanchs, who apprised him about their demands and grievances. He said that representatives of different political parties and delegation of PRIs also met the Minister wherein they highlighted several demands and grievances pertaining to socio-economic development of the society.
“The Minister gave a patient hearing and expressed happiness over the meeting held with the delegations. He said that Union Government has a dream for development of Jammu and Kashmir,” the official spokesperson said.
He added that the Minister told the delegations that the present out-reach programme has been initiated by the Government to know the basic problems of the people at the ground level
“He assured that the demands and grievances projected by the delegations have "been taken note of and the same would be put up with Government at Union level as well as with Lieutenant Governor for their timely redressal,” the official spokesperson said.
He further said that the Minister also paid a detailed visit to Indian International Trade Saffron Spice Park, Pampore where he inspected various departments of the processing unit.
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