PULWAMA: Secretary, Tribal Affairs Department, Mission Director, Skill Development Mission and CEO Mission Youth, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today visited Pulwama and held a review of different ongoing projects under Mission Youth and Skill Development here.
Chairing a meeting, Dr. Shahid Iqbal said that the LGs administration is committed to empower the youth and develop their full potential besides ensuring they are employed in meaningful and sustainable jobs.
He added that the positive engagement of youth will be a permanent feature, adding value to the lives of young through Development of Skill and Training will be a watershed in this regard. He further added that each district will engage with youth and students to know about their interest areas, various concerns and seek their views on a plethora of issues pertaining to today’s young generation.
Dr. Choudhary added that a platform is being provided to students and Youth where they can discuss wider issues pertaining to life and Society. He said such sessions will also help in changing the behaviour pattern of dejected youth and students anxious about their careers besides controlling social vices like drug addiction ,substance abuse etc.
Meanwhile Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama Baseer Ul Haq Choudhary informed the Secretary about the status of 200 capacity Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) / Call Center, Skill Development center and District Youth Center development.
Deputy Commissioner also apprised the Secretary that time lines have been set up in accomplishing the target of setting of BPO, Youth Center & Skill Development center in the shortest possible time.
Additional Deputy Commissioners of Pulwama, Awantipora and Tral, Executive Engineer R&B, Chief Planning Officer , Pulwama, Dy Director Employment, District Youth Services and Sports officers besides other concerned attended the meeting.
While speaking to the media during the visit, Dr. Shahid Iqbal said that Youth is our hope and the priority of the government is to fulfill the aspirations of our young population.