SRINAGAR: State’s traditional industries – handicraft, tourism and horticulture industries has world-wide demand, political adviser to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Professor Amitabh Mattoo on Sunday said, an official press note read.
Speaking during the concluding session of Bureau of Research on Industry and Economic Fundamentals (BRIEF) conclave here at SKICC Srinagar, Professor Mattoo said Kashmir had resources which could be utilised to develop trade relations between neighbouring countries.
Professor Mattoo said, “It is important to channelise the energies of state youth in a proper manner by giving them a platform where they could exhibit their talent.”
He said the state youth needed to be equipped with advanced knowledge which in turn would help in building a positive image of the society.
Prof Mattoo welcomed initiatives like organising the BRIEF function and said the present government was very keen to make the future of the youth prosperous.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture Priya Sethi who was also present in the function said that every possible effort should be made for the betterment of the state youth.
“Our youth should be motivated for coming forward in establishing the big business houses and our own brands should be exported from here,” she said. “We should encourage and facilitate the youth who come up with different innovations that is how we can make society prosperous and compete on the global level.”
The minister added that government is leaving no stone unturned to provide enormous funds for carrying forward various welfare schemes, the press note added.