Don’t hesitate to go out and explore avenues: Omar asks youths

I have emphasised need for changing mindset about Kashmiri youth prevailing among some people outside.

Written by PTI | Srinagar | Published:April 6, 2013 6:51 pm

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today asked the people not to hesitate in taking up jobs outside the state,saying his government seeks to coordinate with its counterparts to ensure that they get a conducive environment which can help them realise their goals.

The Chief Minister,who was speaking at a function to offer placement letters to ‘Himayat’ trainees in Pampore,some 14 kms from here,asked the trained youths to try to explore new avenues and prove their mettle wherever they get a chance.

Omar also sought a change in perception about Kashmiri youth prevailing among some people.

“I have emphasised the need for changing the mindset about Kashmiri youth prevailing among some people outside the state,” he said,noting these people are out there to earn a respectable livelihood,pursue educational goals and conduct trade and business.

The Chief Minister said his government is committed to ensure palatable and conducive environment for students,traders and employees of the state to help them pursue their goals in other parts of the country.

He pressed for coordination among various executive stakeholders,and said he has already talked to Prime Minister,Union Home Minister and Chief Ministers of all states in this regard.

The government will be in continuous touch with other states for the purpose,besides keeping being in contact with people of Jammu and Kashmir working outside the state,he said.

The Chief Minister asked the youths to grab opportunities of gainful employment in private companies under ‘Himayat’ and ‘Udaan’ programmes.

Despite government’s intension to absorb over 70,000 people in government service within next couple of years,the job market for another three lakh unemployed young people have to be created and find out in the private sector,he said.

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