Youth of J&K just need a handholding: Mehbooba

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CM Mehbooba Mufti (File Photo)

CM Mehbooba Mufti (File Photo)

Asking the business community of the country to rise above corporate interests to help youth of the State become more and more employable, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today asserted that Jammu and Kashmir’s youth are much sharper and intelligent who just need a hand holding to prove their worth.

Addressing the Industry Talent Enabler Confluence-2016 in Jammu Friday evening, Mehbooba appealed the corporate sector of the country to come forward and share their national responsibility of helping the youth of the State to hone their skills. She said the youth of the state are talented enough that given an opportunity they would prove their worth anywhere and in any field. “They just need a hand holding to show their talent“, she said. “By investing in the youth they would actually be investing in peace in the state,” she added.

She reminded the audience of the feat eight-year-old Tajamul Islam from Bandipora attained by becoming the world Kickboxing champion. Similarly, she said another eight year boy from the state is going to represent India in judo at the international level.

Terming skill development as the future of employment, Mehbooba said Jammu and Kashmir needs skilled workforce in huge numbers in coming years particularly in paramedics and engineering.

She said five medical colleges and two AIIMS would be set up in the state and these institutes would be requiring besides doctors paramedics in huge numbers. “With the starting of projects in road construction and power generation a good number of technicians and mechanics would be needed besides engineers,” she said and asked the industry leaders to contribute their bit in skill development in the state.

Terming youth as an asset for the state, Mehbooba asked the delegates to deliberate how the positive energies in them could be channelized and how their aspirations could be met. This, she said, is a challenge and hoped that these initiatives would yield positive results.

 

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