Mir demands quota for Kashmiri students
Bandipora, Jan 11: Stating that he was striving to take the youth out of darkness, Minister for Agriculture and President of Democratic Party Nationalist, Ghulam Hassan Mir, today demanded special quota for Kashmiri students in the educational and professional institutions of the country.
Addressing one-day party convention of his party in Bandipora today, Mir said that Almighty has bestowed JK’s youth with tremendous potential, talent and capabilities which is needed to be utilized in a positive manner so that a socio-economic transformation takes place in the state.
He said that his party has not only urged the state government to build the capacity of educational and training institutions to the national and international levels but “we also request the Union Government to reserve quotas for youth of our state especially from Kashmir in the reputed intuitions of the country.” The President of DPN further said, “If J&K has to emerge as model state in the country, then youth has to share a great responsibility by not only using their best potential but have to also prove their mettle in competitive world.”
Referring to the long disturbances in the state, Mir said that youngsters became the first victim of these situations. He said, “Our party wants to provide the youth such a platform so that they may came out form darkness to bright future.” He stressed upon the youth to channelize their best inherent talent in right directions to make the state at par with other states.
Mir said that the need of the hour is to formulate youth-oriented policies to involve them for nation building process. He said, “Wherever they get the opportunities, they achieve the target as per their performance. Our politics and our economics have to be youth led and youth driven and without wasting more time we need to ensure that our youth are an important and integral part of our political edifice.”
He said in an endeavor to empower our youth politically, “our own party have an urge that the whole political class and institutions are to be democratized in such a way that the youth of the state willingly, pro-actively and positively participate in the affairs of the state.”
Mir said, “Our traditional and niche sectors like Handicrafts, Horticulture, Agriculture, Tourism and Sericulture face many challenges that have rendered these sectors unviable for a large section of population that was traditionally dependent on these sectors. We need to upgrade and modernize these sectors in accordance with the present requirements in the markets so that the people who are dependent on these sectors earn enough to live a dignified and honorable life.”
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