Potential of Jammu and Kashmir youth needs to be explored: Dr Jitendra

Srinagar

The youth of J&K are very progressive and their potential needs to be explored, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said.

During a meeting with the officers of the J&K cadre working in the Central and Delhi governments here today, various other issues such as PM’s scholarship scheme for students; physical, broadband and aviation connectivity; setting up of an Indian Institute of Management in Jammu; renovation and upgradation of stadiums were discussed.

“The connectivity will help in boosting trade and commerce-related activities in the state and thus, create employment for people,” said Singh, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office.

The officers emphasised the need to make more use of information technology in offices functioning in J&K.

They also said various initiatives of the government had influenced the state in a great manner, demonetisation being one of them, according to an official release.

Singh said the officers from the state should sit together and discuss how the state government could be benefited from their experience of working in the Central government. The minister laid emphasis on the synergy between the officers posted in Delhi and the officers posted in J&K.

He emphasised that more youth-centric initiatives were required in the state to channel their energies in the right direction.

Jitendra stressed job creation for them based on the skill development training as per their requirement and specific region. He expressed happiness over the fact that many students from the state were making it to the prestigious IITs. “Every year, some students make it to the toppers’ list of the Civil Services examination,” he added.

The minister said the construction of the world’s largest railway bridge was going on in full swing over the Chenab.

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