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JAMMU: "Government of J&K is committed to generate employment avenues for youth of the state and every possible step is being taken in this regard". Minister for Youth Services and Sports, IT and Technical Education Molvi Imran Raza Ansari said this while informing about the re-engagement of 5684 National Youth Crops (NYC) along with 388 National Youth Kendras (NYK) in all 22 districts of the state.

 

He further stated that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is very concerned about unemployment issues in the state and has always shown serious interest in exploring the ways to tide over the challenge. The private sector is being encouraged to invest in the state and entrepreneurship is being promoted among the youth to generate more job avenues, he added.

Ansari further said that with every such step of channelizing capabilities and abilities of our youth one can foresee a bright future for the country as youngsters are the real National Builders. He said that it is indeed a great feeling of contentment for Chief Minister of J&K and her cabinet colleagues to meet the long pending demand of re-engaging the aspiring NYCs. He hoped that the re-engaged lot of youth will work with utmost dedication and will perform their duties with utmost devotion and sincerity.

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  • BSF Jammu lifts tourney with 2-1 score

JAMMU: Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education, Youth Services and Sports, Imran Raza Ansari today said that government is committed to promote multi-sports events with equal gender split to facilitate male as well as female players of the state. Minister for Forest, Ecology, and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh was also present on the occasion besides President Hockey J&K, Kanta Andotra, Director Forest, Ecology and Environment, OP Sharma Vidyarthi and other officers of BSF were present on the occasion.

 

The event was organized by Hockey J&K with sponsorship from J&K State Sports Council in which 16 teams from across the state participated. Ansari in his address said that that government is working firmly to provide modern sports infrastructure including development of day and night sports arenas, activities, synthetic and athletic turfs in the state.

 

He also said that government is also providing platforms for sports aspirants to provide them opportunities to achieve their goals. Further, he informed that new Astroturf will be provided at Srinagar and Jammu to give boost to sports activities in the state and to hone the hidden talent of the youth. Lal Singh while speaking on the occasion commended the players for their performance. “These players are role models for all, especially youth and everyone should take inspiration from them”.

 

He further said sports improve a person’s well being, make them tolerant, courageous, imbibe leadership qualities and makes aspirants versatile in every field. He said that being a diverse nation, sports paves way for cultural and national integration besides producing young sportsman for the nation.

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  • Div Com reviews preparations, directs fast track execution

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed the concerned agencies  to take up the  project regarding  construction of walkway and cycle track from Nehru Park to Fore Shore road on a fast track basis so that locals as well as tourists can benefit from the eco-friendly project at the earliest. The Div Com chaired a meeting wherein he reviewed the progress and set timeline for the execution of the vital project. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Vice Chairman LAWDA, Chief Engineer PHE, Director Floriculture, Traffic Advisor and officials of R&B, wildlife, PDD and other departments.

 

The Div Com said that the project will go a long way in adding to the beauty of the Dal Lake and also helping people commute in a eco-friendly way. He directed the R&B officials to finalize the alignment and prepare a DPR for the project on fast track mode. The Traffic Advisor said that some drawings have already been made which will be shared with R&B for verification and final approval.

He also directed the officials to prepare a sample walkway and  PDD officials to undertake underground cabling on the entire stretch  . The PHE department was also directed to identify the alignment for shifting of the affected water pipelines along the route. The Div Com directed the revenue officers to immediately come out with the list of land and properties that will come under the cycle way so that acquisition process gets underway. The Div Com said that the project is of utmost importance and should be completed in a missionary zeal.