Suspension of Anti-militancy Operations brought ‘Attitudinal Change’ among The Youth: CM
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, on Thursday said that the “recent developments” in the State in terms of “suspension of anti-militancy operations” by the government of India (GoI) has provided a “conducive atmosphere” to the Kashmiri youth in which “they would love to nurture their creativities and display their talent”.
Mufti said that it has brought an “attitudinal change” among the youth “who now see an opportunity for fulfilling their aspirations”.
The Chief Minister made their observations while addressing a ‘Sports Conclave’ hosted by the J&K State Sports Council in which Home Minister of India, Rajnath Singh, felicitated many sporting stars from the J&K State.
Mufti said, “the positivity generated by these developments in the State needs to be sustained and taken forward so that the youth who have felt the suffocation of violence of past three decades or so are provided a congenial atmosphere in which they can fulfil their dreams and realize their aspirations.”
The Chief Minister said that she has all along maintained that youth of the State “hold a promise” as they are full of talent but that potential only needs to be honed and provided with an opportunity to display.
Earlier, Singh and the Chief Minister felicitated cricketing stars Parvez Rasool and Manzoor Ahmad; ace footballer, Mehraj ud Din Wadoo; gymnasts, Palak Kour and Bavleen Kour; kickboxer, Tajamul Islam; wushu players, T Angmo and Rajnider Singh besides members of Real Kashmir Football Club.
Minister of State in Prime Minister of India’s Office (PMO), Dr Jitendra Singh; Home Secretary of India, Rajiv Gauba; Minister for Finance, Syed Altaf Bukhari; Secretary J&K State Sports Council, Waheed ur Rehman Parra were present on the occasion.
In all around 3000 youth from across the Kashmir Valley attended the Sports Conclave.
Meanwhile, Singh held a meeting with chief minister Mufti.
During the meeting, overall security situation in the State came up for discussion, particularly after the suspension of operations by the GoI for the holy Ramadan.
Timely completion of projects under Prime Minister’s Development Plan also came up for discussion during the meeting.
Singh landed at Srinagar Airport this morning on a 2-day visit to the State. He will be leaving for Jammu tomorrow.