Of late, Kashmir valley is witnessing brainstorming sessions of young people discussing and trying to find solutions to the contemporary issues facing people. Umer Nazir writes that one such Youth for Kashmir Initiative needs to make an impact by involving more and more people
Young generation of Kashmir was “lacking a platform” where the youth could express their ideas freely and can discuss various issues presenting in our society but Youth for Kashmir Initiative (Y4K Initiative) by All Parties Hurriyat (m) chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has “bridged this gap”.
Since its launch in June 2014, it has taken a year and a half to come up with its first seminar but nevertheless its first conference on 27 December, 2015 was a good start to make the youth fully aware about the culture, tradition, history and responsibilities towards the nation on economic, political and social fronts.
The “great” thing about Y4K Initiative is that the youth get a chance to know about the rich heritage and to deal with the all kinds of issues and present their point of view regarding any particular issue.
Youth are the backbone of the nation in these challenging times where there are different issues like drug addiction, dowry, crime against women and many more others, it has become mandatory for every youth to get involved in a process that can bring a positive change in our society and will protect our precious identity, environment, culture and tradition.
I believe that Y4K Initiative is a great platform where every youth needs to get involved and fulfil their duties sincerely and act as a torchbearers of the Community.
In order to make its impact on ground, Y4K Initiative needs to be more consistent rather than a customary affair. And also it needs to engage more and more youth from different fields like doctors, scholars, engineers, lawyers, teachers; more youth join this initiative the more results we see in ground level.
As mentioned in Quran, “Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.” (13:11) Now, it is our (youth’s) duty to make our conscience awaken and get ready to “Take pledge, Take Responsibility and Take Action” to serve the nation, wholeheartedly.