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Addressing youths at ‘Sahi Raasta’ prog, LG talks of govt schemes and policies to meet aspirations of youth

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Baramulla: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Saturday said that the J&K administration has taken many steps to create supportive infrastructure, schemes and policies to meet the aspirations of the young population.

According to an official press release, addressing hundreds of enthusiastic youths and citizens of north Kashmir at the ‘Sahi Raasta’ program organized by the Chinar Corps in Pattan, Baramulla, the LG said that young minds have an instinctive attraction to ideals of peace, selfless service, and progress of the society, and that the administration is taking steps to create supportive infrastructure to meet the aspirations of young population.

“Entrepreneurship and employment opportunities are showing spectacular growth, tourism is expanding by leaps and bounds,” the LG said.

He said that J&K has a large pool of excellent human resources and a favourable demographic profile, which is receiving more and more attention from India Inc, interested in transforming UT’s economic landscape.

“It is necessary to foil underground as well as an over-ground extremist ideological campaign, which is involved in misguiding our youth. Young people and entire community have a huge responsibility to isolate and expose those justifying or condoning terrorism,” the LG stressed.

Calling ‘Sahi Raasta’ program as a “life-changing process”, the LG said it is an opportunity to turn dreams of youth into reality by showing them the right path to live a virtuous and successful life.

He said that before 2019 the youth of J&K were deliberately denied opportunities by a few vested interests. “Under the leadership of the Prime Minister, in August 2019, Jammu and Kashmir entered a new era of governance. We are addressing critical areas of reforms for speeding up investment and growth,” the LG said.

Terming peace and harmony as preconditions for development, the LG lauded the Army and the security forces for their sustained efforts towards maintaining peace and also bringing misguided youth back on to the right path.

The ‘Sahi Raasta’ initiative by the Chinar Corps in collaboration with UT administration and civil society aims to bring the misguided youth back to normal life and provide them opportunities for a bright future and removing their misconceptions via interactions and counseling with expert mentors, the press release said.

It said on the occasion, various mentors of the program including SSP Baramulla and other young achievers were felicitated by the LG.

Speaking on the occasion, Lt Gen DP Pandey, GOC Chinar Corps, talked briefly about the ‘Sahi Raasta’ initiative and the participants that have benefited from it.

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