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LG announces 10% reservation under ‘PARVAAZ’ initiative for children of martyred forces’ personnel & poor

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Chairs 2nd Governing Body meeting of Mission Youth; approves various schemes, plans

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today chaired the 2nd Governing Body meeting of Mission Youth at the Civil Secretariat here and approved various schemes and plans focusing on various thrust areas, an official press release informed.

It said the thrust areas include targeted implementation of existent livelihood generation programmes; establishment of residential coaching institutions for competitive examinations & professional courses; establishment and operationalization of District Youth Centers in all 20 districts of J&K; education, career counseling and market-driven skill development programmes; recreation, social engagement and sports; youth innovation promotion programmes; besides youth indexing of three million youth.

Pertinently, Mission Youth is an ambitious programme of UT administration aimed to positively engage youth in socio-economic development of J&K through a multi-pronged strategy involving all necessary systematic interventions particularly in the areas of skill development, livelihood generation, education, recreation and sports, the press release informed.

It said the LG announced reservation of 10 percent seats under ‘PARVAAZ’ initiative for the children of armed forces personnel who attained martyrdom in the line of duty in J&K and those from poor families.

The ‘PARVAAZ’ initiative aims to fully assist young boys and girls to get free coaching for IAS, JKAS, NEET & JEE examinations. Mission Youth is focusing on educational development of youth through Super 75, Super B 75, Navparivartan and University Collaboration like initiatives.

The LG observed that the UT administration is laying special thrust on youth skilling & self-employment in Rural areas with targeted schemes to drive a socio-economic transformation.

During review of existing schemes, the LG issued instructions for impact assessment of initiatives and called upon stakeholders for exploring all avenues for enhanced corporate engagement in Youth empowerment and skilling programmes/schemes.

The LG also instructed the officials to expand MUMKIN scheme in order to cover youth from every panchayat of UT.

Meanwhile, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, CEO, Mission Youth, J&K, briefed the chair about the deliverables achieved under customized livelihood generation schemes including Mumkin, Tejeswini, Spurring Entrepreneurship, Rise Together, Avsar, Tourist Village Network Development and Home Stay Development Program.

It was informed that more than 30,000 youth, including more than 12,000 girls have been provided with direct livelihood means during 2021-22.

At present, Mission Youth has also partnered with reputed institutions/ organizations of the country including BSE Institute, ICICI Foundation, Ashok Leyland, Wipro etc. with an aim to facilitate skilling of youth in high employability potential sectors like BFSI, Robotics, Artificial intelligence, etc. and more than 10000 young boys and girls were provided with market-driven skill development trainings during 2021-22.

Highlighting the achievements of Mission youth, the CEO informed that under Mumkin scheme, during FY 2021-22, 3651 vehicles were provided to youth for self-employment against the target of 2022 vehicles. Under Tajeswini, about 2443 Young girls were provided assistance under the program during FY 2021-22 against the target of 2022.

More than 11725 youth, including 5237 girls were provided with customized market driven trainings. 910 Candidates, including 251 Girls, are being provided with necessary training to qualify the recruitment process for joining armed forces as Agniveers, he added.

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