Peoples Democratic Party former spokesperson and state’s Minister of Education Naeem Akhter Tuesday suggested Kashmir University Vice Chancellor to take lead to have a “formal students union” in varsity.
“The minister suggested Vice Chancellor to take a lead role to have a formal students union in the University because it is them who ultimately make the future leaders,” an official statement said.
Akhtar Tuesday was speaking as Chief Guest on the occasion of first ever ‘Youth Parliament’ organised in the State by the Department of Student Welfare, University of Kashmir.
He said that ‘Youth Parliament’ provides platform for the youth to speak up and impact agenda for change. He said the platform inspires the youth to “express their views in an organised manner and facilitate grooming of future leaders”.
Reiterating the commitment of giving focused attention to human resource development in the State, the Minister said that he has been trying to identify himself with the community of teachers and students and making efforts to bring back the glory of education system with focus on students, the statement added.
“We have to make a conscious effort to build human resource out of opportunities, hope, encouragement, talent, untapped energies and unexploited potential that we have,” the Minister said.
With a view to strengthen the roots of democracy and to encourage democratic culture, the Minister suggested to expand and extend such events as the youth parliament to other colleges also and to have inter-college debates in this regard.
The winners of the group level competition will be invited by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs to participate in the National Youth Parliament, the statement said.