SRINAGAR: A daylong employment fair was held Friday in Baramulla district of north Kashmir.
The event was organised by the District Employment and Counselling Centre at Kanispora, an official handout issued here said.
About 506 unemployed youths registered with the Centre during the event, taking the total number of registered youths in the district to 12,000, it said.
“The main aim of the fair was to provide awareness to general public, particularly to unemployed youth, about the self-employment schemes and programmes implemented by the government for improving the socioeconomic conditions of the unemployed youth of the district,” it added.
District Development Commissioner (DDC) Baramulla, Mushtaq Ahmad Shah, who was chief guest on the occasion, inaugurated the event and subsequently inspected the stalls set up by various departments and financial institutions, it said.
The statement said the Centre’s Deputy Director informed the participant about the “physical targets” of the department, while providing a “vivid picture of the functioning and objective of the department.”
Speaking on the occasion, DDC stressed upon “the educated, unemployed youths of the district to come forward and choose private sector for their bright future under various developmental schemes,” it said.
He also directed the youths to look for “alternate sources of employment like the Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries, and Agriculture.”
“For this purpose, the financial institutions and implementing agencies are ready to provide all the assistance…,” he said.
He urged upon all stakeholders and implementing agencies to provide information and counseling to youth of the district, the statement said, adding that the DDC asked the educated youths to come forward and take benefits of the schemes and programmes sponsored by the state and New Delhi.