Srinagar- Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Tuesday asked people to move beyond past rhetoric to save the future of youth and next generation in Jammu and Kashmir.
“The world is moving fast and if we remain confined to the past practices, the future of the youth and next generation will get devastated,” Sinha said while addressing a gathering at Ganderbal.
“I believe that many things have changed in the past three years. The youth are getting involved in drug abuse and it is a time to push them towards the field of sports. J&K has the highest sports budget compared to the largest states of the country.”
“This year, we have set a target that 35 lakh youth will participate in the games and 13 national games are being held in Jammu and Kashmir this year,” he said, adding that education, health and sports would help in creating a good atmosphere within Jammu and Kashmir.
Hailing the stellar contribution of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and civil society groups in the recently concluded hassle-free, smooth Amarnath yatra, LG said that his administration is steadfast in ensuring holistic, equitable and balanced development of each and every region of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Greater devolution of funds, functions and functionaries has empowered PRIs and brought transparency through decentralised planning and effective monitoring,” the LG said.
“The Lt Governor observed that the UT administration is steadfast in ensuring holistic, equitable and balanced development of each and every region of Jammu and Kashmir and assured them that their genuine issues would be taken up with the concerned sections of the administration for redressal,” he said.
The LG, he said, also called for maximum awareness among masses regarding various training and financial assistance programs and initiatives started under Mission Youth which offers livelihood and entrepreneurial opportunities.
He also appealed to the members of delegation to join the fight against drug abuse in the society.
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