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Inaugurates prog to establish Youth Forum under Himalayan Knowledge Network initiative

Srinagar: Vice-Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof Nilofer Khan on Monday inaugurated a programme organised to establish a Youth Forum in Jammu and Kashmir that would pursue the goals of sustainable development in the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR).

The programme was organised by J&K Chapter of Himalayan Knowledge Network (HKN), an initiative coordinated by G.B.Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment, Uttarakhand, with the support from National Mission on Himalayan Studies, under the aegis of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.

In her presidential address, Prof Nilofer said any academic or research activity is incomplete without the involvement of students and youth.

“It is the ideas from our youth that we, at the institutional level, must cash in on for better policy formulation on critical issues concerning the environment conservation in the Indian Himalayan Region,” she said, adding that given their potential, the youth from Jammu and Kashmir can become future climate change leaders to realize the “wider mandate” that initiatives like HKN aim to fulfill.

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