District Advisory Committee on Youth meets in Anantnag

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ANANATNG: The District Advisory Committee on Youth Programme for district Anantnag met under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner, Saugat Biswas here today. Both core program and coordination program of the Nehru Yuva Kendra of district Anantnag were placed before the committee for approval.
In the proposed plan, the Youth Club Development Programme, Training on Youth Leadership & Community Development, one day Theme Based Awareness & Education Programme, Promotion of Sports among youth, skill up-gradation training programme for women (Long term & Short term), Promotion of Folk Art & Culture, Observance of Days of National & International Importance, District Youth Convention & Award to outstanding youth clubs at District Level were discussed threadbare & approved.
The District Development Commissioner emphasized that the programmes be made innovative, outcome oriented, and should have a focus towards capacity building of the youth. It was decided that exposure and training shall be provided to the youth on local self government, entrepreneurship, and community development. While deliberating on One Day Theme Based Awareness & Education Programme, it was decided to delve in micro finance (working of self help groups) & cooperative movement among the participants. Biswas informed that the Nehru Yuva Kendra with the help of the District Administration shall rope in resource persons from apex bodies in J&K and expose the participating youth clubs to success stories in entrepreneurship, Panchayati Raj, cooperative movement and micro finance etc. through field visits.
For the promotion of sports & distribution of sports equipment it was held that the distribution of the said equipment be maximized to reach double the number of youth clubs to the number proposed.
It was decided that the women youth clubs will be imparted vocational training keeping pace with the upcoming self employment opportunities in addition to traditional handicrafts. For the promotion of folk art & culture among youth it was decided to collaborate with colleges of the districts and organize cultural programs with an aim of reinvigorating the traditional art and craft of the region. The Chairman emphasized that the sectoral departments will consciously factor into their annual plans, activities for the development of youth in their respective sphere to the extent of at least Rs 10 lakh.
A. A. Mir, District Youth Coordinator proposed for simplification of the verification of whereabouts of youth enrolled in youth clubs for the issue of non-involvement certificate. Biswas informed that the District Youth Coordinator will soon move a proposal for land transfer for the construction of Nehru Yuva Kendra Bhavan which will have multifarious facilities such as gymnasium, library, swimming pool, communication centre etc.
The meeting was attended by different departmental heads with representatives from youth clubs, NGO’s & National Youth Corps Scheme. The meeting was concluded with the instructions to District Youth Coordinator to establish a Youth movement in the real sense.