In order to increase the presence of Youth engagement at the Panchayat level, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today directed for establishing Youth Clubs in every Panchayat across Jammu and Kashmir for constructive activities and addressing all the concerns of young generation.
In first phase 22,500 Youth from 4290 Panchayats to be engaged in the Youth clubs, with Government incurring expenditure to the tune of Rs.12 Crore for this initiative. These Youth clubs to be the nerve centres for all youth programs; community involvement; IEC, Sports & Cultural activities, observed the Lt Governor.
The Lt Governor was chairing the Governing body meeting of Mission Youth at Civil Secretariat, wherein approvals were accorded to a host of schemes, to be launched soon, in various sectors which will make a greater impact on the Youth engagement and Livelihood generation programmes in the UT.
The meeting also decided to start two state-of-the-art coaching centre in Jammu & Srinagar to impart coaching for Civil Services and other competitive exams under PARVAAZ, a livelihood generation scheme.
The Government, through Mission Youth, will provide financial assistance to dental surgeons to start their own clinic. In the first phase, 400 dental surgeons and 800 paramedics will be selected for a specially tailored self-employment scheme, the Lt Governor maintained.