Jammu: With an aim to optimally utilize the demographic dividend of Jammu and Kashmir, the Administrative Council (AC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, approved the proposal to register the Mission Youth as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. This will facilitate establishment of required organizational and administrative structure for proactive outreach and purposeful engagement of the youth of the Union Territory.
The decision is aimed at providing a vibrant medium for youth engagement & empowerment to transform them into ambassadors of peace, prosperity, and development through a sieve of systematic interventions and positive benefaction across the domains of livelihood generation, education/skill development, psycho-social/career counselling, financial assistance, social recognition, sports, and recreation.
To enhance skill and employability of the youth, the Mission has partnered with reputed institutions/organizations of the country including BSE Institute, ICICI Foundation and Ashok Leyland. It will also roll-out skill development courses in various upcoming high employability sectors like banking, financial services, insurance, among others. Besides, two Centres of Excellence in the Automobile sector, one each in Kashmir and Jammu region will be shortly started.
More significantly, to shift the fulcrum of developmental policy towards youth, super-specialized district youth centres shall be established across all the districts of Jammu & Kashmir. These centres are primarily aimed to present a safe, appealing environment with manifestations of hope, security and aspirations of the youth and are planned to offer a first of kind initiative in an environment covering four fundamental contours of youth engagement & empowerment viz.Inform, Inspire, Interact & Innovate.
Mission Youth envisions engaging with 80% of J&K’s youth population over the next five years and transforming them into a propelling force for socio-economic development of Jammu & Kashmir.