Srinagar : Appreciating the quality of human resource available in J&K particularly in the Kashmir valley, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youth wing in charge, Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra Wednesday said time has come that we value and respect the talent of our youth and create modern educational facilities for their future advancements within the state.
Continuing his ongoing interaction with the youth on the party’s ‘Youth For Change’ programme, Waheed said the young population of the state needs to be empowered enough to take the real life challenges head on but, unfortunately, the ruling party has always played tricks to exploit them in one way or the other.
He was speaking at a function at Town Hall Anantnag.
He said it was the denial of democracy and the subsequent betrayals which have pushed the youth to the wall and the PDP will involve them in the governance system so that they could realise their dreams and will help the party in its unfinished agenda of J&K resolution and good governance.
He said the youth are looking for quality education, respectful job avenues and have nothing to do with the politics of polarization and deceit practised by the National Conference from time to time. Reacting to the ongoing agitation in various areas of Kashmir regarding administrative units, Waheed said it is the age old policy of NC to pitch people against each other as it is the uncertainty in different forms which has kept it alive.
He said the PDP envisions making the youth powerful and wants to bring back the scholarly status the state used to enjoy in the past. He said it is the policy of PDP to establish more quality schools, world class universities, research institutions in J&K that not only will help in stopping the money drain but will encourage people from other parts of the country, South and Central Asia to come over here for study purposes.
Calling for a change in the system, Waheed said it is now up to people to think what is good for them, and PDP will ensure a transparent and accountable governance system that will respect the their aspirations. He said 2014 will be the turning point in the history of J&K and youth will be the agents of change.
Speaking on the occasion youth leader, Imran Khaki, said change in the governance system is necessary and youth have a crucial role to play in this regard. He said the rampant corruption in the system is responsible for disillusionment among young population and we have to realise now the hard reality and help the trusted leadership in getting the state of this mess. On the occasion Imran Khaki, Imran Amin, youth in charge district Anantnag, Dr Showkat, Zahoor Ahmad Kokernag, Nazir Ahmad Dooru, Fayaz Ahmad and others were present.