Mission Youth J&K finalised arrangements for various youth engagement initiatives in different sectors including education, entrepreneurship and sports in coordination with concerned departments. The initiatives have been launched for a meaningful, outcome-based and constructive engagement of youth.

Chief Executive Officer Mission Youth, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary conducted a detailed review of the schemes, preparedness for various youth engagement initiatives and new proposals received from different sectoral partners. Financial Advisor, Tasawuf Amin; Dy Director, Dr Maqbool; OSD, Dr Murtaza Rashid and OSD, Gaurav Gupta attended the meeting besides representatives from different organisations.

The selection list for Civil Services examination coaching was approved for publication. Under the scheme 1000 aspirants will be provided free coaching in selected institutions and Universities. In view of more than 150 selected students still having deficiencies in the document verification it was decided to include them as provisional selectees subject to production of documents. It was decided that coaching shall formally commence from 15th August 2022.

Approval was accorded to the proposal for coaching facilities at Kashmir University campus, Srinagar and Baba Ghulam Shah Badsha University Rajouri with capacity of 100 seats each in the current academic year. MoUs will be signed with both the universities for coaching facilities to be supported by the Mission. Mission Youth also approved establishment of a Government Residential Coaching Centre at Srinagar for which the location and plan was approved.

Modalities were also finalised for holding National Youth Festival in the last week of August with participation of Universities, IITs/IIMs and Colleges from J&K and other states / Union Territories. The 2-day youth festival will witness final competitions under various themes including Music, Dance, Theatre and Fine arts, in 14 different sub-categories. Inspirational talks, awards to top performers and various other activities are also lined up.

Meanwhile, approval also been accorded to the initiation of competitions under the LG Rolling Trophy in different sectors for which funds have been released to the Youth Services and Sports Department for early start of competitions, providing required sports equipment, refreshment and mementoes /medals etc. The Rolling Trophy will see competitions from Block Level to UT level over a period of two months.

Plan and schedule for all-India tour for students / youth was also approved and dates will be notified shortly. Modalities were finalised for flagging-off and feedback. The meeting also finalised a number of other plans including Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, exposure visits, innovation, publications and sports. Performance of districts under various schemes was also reviewed.

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