Youth Oriented Policies Will Bring Change: DC Pulwama

SRINAGAR: Youth act as catalysts of change and development besides playing a vital role in transforming societies into progressive and prosperous ones, said the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama, Baseer Ul Haq while addressing thousands of youth in a programme under the banner, ‘Vision Pulwama 2047 –Be the Change’.

Youth oriented held at Pulwama

He reiterated his commitment to transforming Pulwama into a self-reliant economy besides envisioning its youth as leaders of the future.

The program according to news agency KDC was organised by the District Administration Pulwama where the officers of the district headed by the Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Baseer Ul Haq Choudhary had an interaction session with the participants at Nikas.

Youth from all age groups participated in the event which witnessed unprecedented participation. The aim of the programme was to create a connection between youth and civil administration besides addressing the issues and challenges being faced by youth on a daily basis.

Officers from various Rural Development Department deliberated on issues like Self-employment, Entrepreneurship, changing rural economy and livelihoods. Issues like drug addiction and substance abuse were also discussed.

Later, youth from Nikas and adjoining areas raised various demands besides putting forth their pending issues.

Demands like setting up of a well-equipped health centre, Children’s parks, Open air gym and public library were raised by the youth of Nikas.

Youth from adjoining areas of Arihal, Arigam, Gaberpora besides other areas raised demands like health infrastructure, sporting facilities and repairs of damaged roads.

The DC while listening to the grievances issued spot instructions to the concerned officers for their early redressal and assured the participants for positive outcomes.

On the occasion, 10 kanals of land for the playfield was transferred and approval for an open-air gym for youth of Village Nikas was on spot given. Besides, the library cum cafe in the CFC building, which will be run by a youth club, was given go-ahead.

Furthermore, the participating youth were asked to come up with ideas with regard to how their villages and schools should be in 2047. During the occasion, it was also underscored that the youth-oriented policies are bound to bring prosperity to the district.

Senior Officers from the administration including Additional District Development Commissioner Pulwama, Assistant Commissioner Development, and Assistant Commissioner Panchayat participated in the event.

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