J&K Governor NN Vohra Tuesday asked the youth to take a proactive role in improving the political standards by taking responsibility of understanding the ongoing situation in the Valley.
Speaking after the inaugural ceremony of Satya Devi Resource Centre (SDRC) started by Delhi Public School (DPS) Srinagar, Vohra said students as youth don’t have to accept the challenge of getting mere degrees but have to become valuable members to improve the political standards in state.
“You have to play a role to improve the political standard, political thinking and political ideologies to a high standard. And once that is done, every public and civil servants will have to perform,” he said.
He said those elected representatives who become leaders in the government tend to show least interest towards the welfare of the state.
“The employees in administration stop performing. And the society starts going backward. That is why our roads, bridges are not in good condition. Electricity is also a failure,” he said.
He said whatever circumstances state may be facing, schools, teachers, parents and students should continue to focus on education.
“Any problem, be it internal or external, should not be allowed to go to such extent where our education suffers,” he said.
He said education was hit during 2014 floods and during 2016 unrest schools, colleges and universities were closed as well.
“Students who were participating in competitive exams lost opportunity to perform,” he said.
He also made mention of the militant attack carried in the vicinity of the school and said militants took refuge inside the school premises which led to the enormous damage to the institutions and loss of valuable assets.
“But such incidents have been taking place almost regularly from a long time now as a result of which our children had to return to their homes without studying,” Vohra said.
Governor Vohra also said the India had a history of taking forward the tradition of socio religious harmony which however got marred by some internal as well as external factors.
“Our country has multi lingual, multi religious culture and has long tradition of socio religious harmony but these are disturbed by some internal and external factors. At times our internal factors get motivated by external factors,” he said.