Valley’s prosperity depends on young talents: Omar

‘Youths are the architect of future and agents of change towards positivity and betterment... Schools nurture young talents and universities give rise to best possible human resources to lead the country and address public affairs with energy and commitment,’ Omar said at a Jammu University event.

He said Late Sher-i-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, who laid the foundation stone of the university campus in 1976, had dreamt of an educationally-prosperous Jammu and Kashmir and laid strong edifice for educational development.

‘My endeavour is to work for realisation of the vision of educated Jammu and Kashmir envisioned by Late Sheikh Sahib,’ said the CM, also the pro-vice chancellor of the varsity. Omar said progress in respect of expansion and consolidation of schools and higher education institutes during his tenure has been phenomenally conspicuous.

‘On Monday our universities and higher education institutions are on road to excellence. These are emerging as educational hub attracting attention of higher education seekers from all over the country,’ he said, adding that the introduction of modern subjects and strengthening of faculties and infrastructure have provided necessary fillip to the growth.

He said he aims at creating an educational environment in the state which would make government jobs least attractive and the last choice for educated youths. About one lakh educated youth have been provided jobs during his tenure of around five years, he said, adding that the answer to the employment crisis has to be found through a multi-pronged strategy on which his government is working.

The CM mentioned the avenues of self-employment and entrepreneurship created through the SKEWPY initiative and implementation of schemes like ‘Udaan’ and ‘Himayat’.
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