SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday finalised arrangements for various youth engagement initiatives in education, entrepreneurship sports and other domains.
The initiatives have been launched by Mission Youth, the J&K agency which works as a medium for youth engagement & empowerment, for “meaningful, outcome-based and constructive engagement of youth”, it said.
Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, chief executive officer of Mission Youth, reviewed the performance of the programmes, readiness for various youth engagement initiatives, and fresh suggestions obtained from various sectoral partners.
During the meeting, the selection list for the civil services examination coaching was approved for publication. Under this scheme, 1000 aspirants will be provided free coaching in select institutions and universities.
“In view of more than 150 selected students still having deficiencies in the document verification, it was decided to include them as provisional selectees subject to the production of documents. It was decided that coaching shall formally commence on August 15,” the government said.
Approval was also accorded to the proposal for coaching facilities at Kashmir University campus, Srinagar, and Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University Rajouri with a capacity of 100 seats each in the current academic year.
Memoranda of understanding (MoUs) will be signed with both universities for coaching facilities to be supported by the Mission Youth.
The agency also approved the establishment of a government residential coaching centre in Srinagar.
Modalities were also finalised for holding the National Youth Festival in the last week of August with the participation of universities, IITs/IIMs, and colleges from J&K and other states/Union territories.
The 2-day youth festival will witness final competitions under various themes including music, dance, theatre, and fine arts in 14 different sub-categories.
Inspirational talks, awards to top performers, and various other activities are also lined up, the agency said.