Stressing for more reforms in education sector, Member Legislative Council (MLC) and PDP’s Kishtwar President, Firdous Tak, Sunday said that the empowerment of youth was imperative for prosperity of any society and state.
“Education is one of the prime focused sector of coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir and the reforms launched by the education minister Naeem Akhtar speaks about the objective of Peoples Democratic Party in reviving the system, which otherwise stands collapsed due to the mis-governence, nepotism, corruption and lack of political will,” Tak said while addressing students from various institutions of the district here today. The party, on the occasion, also announced formation of District body (interim) of Peoples Democratic Students Union.
The legislator said that there is need to ensure that youths are not left out on matters of national development. “Nation progress is directly linked to the status of youth in a community as such it is the educated, empowered and confident youth which can lead a state towards prosperity,” a party statement quoted him as having said adding that the reforms initiated by the education ministry in Jammu and Kashmir is aimed at building a strong base and bring transparency in the sector.
He said that government realizes the important role which youths play in national development adding that government has put in place a number of policies aimed at empowering them. “We want more reforms to follow not only in the education sector but a strong mechanism has also to be put in place in ensuring that that government provides career counselling and help youth in their employment quest,” he said.
Asserting that youth have also to play a vital role towards establishment of a strong state the PDP legislator said that students in particular must inculcate a missionary sprit, participating in various social, cultural and other activities. “Personality development is one of the key focus in present era education system across the globe. However, unfortunately in the rural areas students hardly get any such platform. One of the key objectives to form the students’ wing is to help the students in this sector, organize interactive session and instil leadership qualities among the youngsters”, he said.