Jammu:Deputy Commissioner Anshul Garg Saturday chaired a meeting to review the roll out of Mission Youth in the district Jammu.
ADC Satish Sharma, SDMs, BDOs along with other senior officers were present in the meeting
The Deputy Commissioner said that J&K is bestowed with a predominantly young population which is valuable human resource which must be put to constructive engagement. Mission Youth is the apex body of the government for youth engagement and outreach in J&K, he added.
He said that the core agenda of Mission Youth is to positively engage youth for their overall well being within the society by making them stakeholders in the development of J&K.
The Deputy Commissioner further said that the programme is conceived with an objective to facilitate the engagement of youth in sustainable socio-economic development of J&K; to help young people to realize their full social, economic and human potential, to foster the social integration of youth within communities and enhance youth employability, contribution to effective delivery of basic services to the people of J&K in the times of distrust, natural calamities, pandemics, to set up micro youth clubs for community service and youth engagement at Panchayat level and ward level.
The Deputy Commissioner added that the role of Volunteer Groups shall be to disseminate information and create awareness among general masses, to combat misinformation and sensitization of communities regarding important social/ economic/ political matters by interacting with communities and by using innovative means, to provide assistance to various government agencies/ departments in data gathering and circumstantial assessment, to assist local administration to identify vulnerable areas/ population pockets for creating better targeted responses, to work for community mobilization and targeted response under various government schemes, initiatives, developmental activities and other government functions etc.
The Deputy Commissioner directed the SDMs to establish Youth Clubs at Panchayat level and complete the process of setting up Youth Clubs within one week in consultation with PRIs.