KL NEWS NETWORK
In a bid to reach out to the youth of Jammu and Kashmir, ruling Peoples Democratic Party’ youth wing held a day long youth convention in Srinagar and discussed the strategy for empowerment of youth of the state.
“Besides the youth leaders of the youth wing along other core members of all constituencies of the state actively joined and discussed the prevailing situation of the valley,” a statement from PDP youth wing said Saturday evening.
Speaking on the occasion PDP’s State Youth President Waheed Ur Rehman Para said, “the main agenda is to empower the youth and their ideas be taken seriously.”
Emphasizing the need of involving the youth in building a modern and peaceful Jammu and Kashmir, Para said, “the state can come out of its problems of uncertainty and development, only if the younger population is engaged creatively and their talent and energy given a positive direction.”
Shuja Sarwar, who participated in the discussions held during the convention, said, “this is a big achievement to know the different persons coming from different areas with different thoughts and opinions. Such interactions also provide space to issues, grievances and many other things.”
Javaid Trali, a PDP activist who participated in the interaction, said, “youth can be an inspiration to full the lacunae. Government is connecting with youth seriously and the change will be visible.”
“The other youth wing activists including Jehangir, Irshad Ahmad, Advocate Abdul Rashid Dar, Tahir Syeed, Dr Harbaksh Singh, Mir Anayatullah and many others were actively discussing the administrative and political reality of state,” the statement said, “they were discussing that the agenda of the present government is and will remain transparent.”
“The PDP is the party of all and though it has in its people friendly agenda and promotion of interests of all sections of the society but youth constitutes the core of the PDP’s program,” the statement added.
Calling upon the youth to ensure “change on ground”, the youth leaders said, “the youth have an important role to play to transform the structure and ensure an accountable, transparent system on the ground and added PDP is the only party having a youth related policy and the party will carry it forward and implement it.”
While concluding the convention, Parra said, “the youth has been the worst victim of Kashmir conflict and other political parties have not only been responsible for their plight but its anti-youth policies had become a hallmark of its governance during last six years.” “It was heartening to see youth of the State are impressed with the PDP agenda and are now aligning with it.”