Jammu: The district administration Tuesday organized C-DYTE Border Youth Festival-2021 at BSF Ground Paloura.
Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, was the chief guest on the occasion.
Divisional Commissioner, Raghav Langer, ADGP, Jammu, Mukesh Singh, IG, BSF DK Boora, DIG BSF Sudhir Kumar Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Anshul Garg besides senior district officers from concerned departments were present during the event.
Meanwhile, C-DYTE athletic meet, job fair and placement drive, awareness camp for government schemes and distribution of sanction letters among 10 beneficiaries under Be-rozgar se Swarozgar scheme were also the part of the event.
While speaking on the occasion, Chief Secretary said that a nation with the highest number of youth in the world can become a global leader in every field as the youth with their innovative ideas can be the catalyst for change.
Chief Secretary motivated the young generation to participate in sports and extracurricular activities and stressed on the need to create bigger platforms for young sportsmen to display their talent. He said that J&K administration is committed to channelize energy of youth in a positive direction by generating enhanced opportunities for them, whether it is sports, studies, self-employment, entrepreneurship etc.
He appreciated the efforts of district administration Jammu and other concerned departments for organizing the Festival to provide a platform to young and budding talent from rural areas of the district. He also visited the stalls of departmental exhibitions established during the job fair.
Earlier, Deputy Commissioner, Anshul Garg, apprised the Chief Secretary that Centre for District Youth Training and Empowerment C-DYTE, Jammu, is one of the initiatives of Jammu administration in collaboration with Department of Mission Youth towards empowerment of young minds by providing them trainings at their door steps.
He said that C-DYTE was started with an aim to equip the district youth, who desire to get entry into the Jammu and Kashmir Police, Paramilitary and Indian Defence Forces with necessary physical and mental skills thereby facilitating their recruitment into the armed forces. It also encourage activities like sports and recreation, drug de-addiction drives, facility of libraries, reading rooms, career counselling sessions, Yoga and meditation classes.
Deputy Commissioner informed that 9 centres of C-DYTE covering all the youth of border areas have been opened on pilot basis at Arnia, Suchetgarh, Phalain Mandal, Marh, Pargwal, Khour, Akhnoor, Samwan and Kharaballi in which 630 trainees (70 each centre) are getting training.
On the occasion, folk artist Rumalo Ram and party mesmerised the audience with their stunning performance on “Geetru”.
C-DYTE Suchetgarh was adjudged as overall champion of C-DYTE athletic meet-2021.