Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan chaired a meeting of the Labour and Employment (L&E) Department and Mission Youth, J&K for coordination on implementation of various youth oriented schemes at Civil Secretariat here.
The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary Labour and Employment, Sarita Chauhan; Secretary Tribal Affairs and CEO Mission Youth, J&K, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary; Deputy Director, Mission Youth, Mohd Maqbool; OSD to Advisor, Mohammad Ashraf Hakak and other senior officers of the concerned departments.
Speaking during the meeting, Advisor Farooq Khan said that the Mission Youth has a mandate to reach out to the youth of Jammu and Kashmir with a multi-pronged mechanism to engage with them for their overall development within the society and make them important stakeholders in the progress of the entire J&K.
The Advisor further highlighted that under the leadership of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, special focus is being given to youth engagement and several initiatives have been launched for their empowerment. He added that the Mission Youth was established as a specialized organization to bring synergy and efficacy in the efforts of various government departments working for empowerment and development of youth.
Advisor Khan remarked that the L&E Department and Mission Youth, J&K have an important role to play for the upliftment of the young generation and they need to have constant coordination and synergy for the implementation of various schemes aimed for the youth of J&K.
Advisor Khan impressed upon the officers to expedite the process of establishing the District youth Centres at the earliest so that a vibrant medium for engagement of youth is established and better opportunities are provided to the youth here.
Speaking during the meeting, Commissioner Secretary Labour and Employment highlighted that the close coordination and synchronization of efforts between the two agencies is a prime way to achieve the objective of development and empowerment of youth here.
CEO, Mission Youth while speaking in the meeting said that the Mission Youth envisions to develop a youth appealing environment in J&K with a manifestation of hope and aspirations for the youth here. He added that the Mission will positively engage the youth through integrated and customized interventions in the fields of livelihood generation, education and skill development, financial assistance, sports activities and recreation.