GoI sanctions Rs1.76 cr for Kashmiri youth exchange programme

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People in age group of 18-22 years will be considered for participation

New Delhi: Government of India has sanctioned Rs. 1.76 crore to Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan(NYKS) for conducting Kashmiri youth exchange programme for 1200 Kashmiri youth from 6 districts of Kashmir valley.

NYKS is an autonomous body under Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India.

200 participants will be selected from each of six districts of Kashmir Valley from Anantnag, Kupwara, Baramulla, Budgam, Srinagar and Pulwama.

Young people in the age group of 18-22 years will be considered for participation in this programme. The youth exchange programme will be conducted between September and November. The programme will be organised at 10 different places in the country from Kolkata, Pondicherry, Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Bhopal and Thiruvanathapuram.

State Director of NYKS in Jammu and Kashmir and District Youth Coordinators of Nehru Yuva Kendra in the abovementioned 6 districts of Kashmir valley will be Nodal Officers for Kashmiri Youth Exchange Programme.

The programme is intended to give exposure to Kashmiri youth to the technological and industrial advancement in the different parts of the country and to motivate them to get involved and participate in the socio-economic, cultural and political environment and development process of the country.

Youth exchange programme was made by the Home minister Rajnath Singh during his recent visit to Jammu and Kashmir.