Employment generation on priority:Basharat Bukhari.
BARAMULLA: Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari today said that socio-economic growth and generating employment avenues for the people of the state is the prime objective of the present government.The Minister was speaking during the closing ceremony of Under-19 Inter School Volleyball Championship organized by District Police Baramulla in collaboration with Department of Youth Service & Sports (YSS).
IG North Kashmir Nitish Kumar, SSP Baramulla Imtiyaz Hussain and various other officials of JK Police and YSS were also present on the occasion.
While interacting with the players, the Minister said that other than physical and mental development, sports activities plays a vital role to create multidimensional personalities in youth besides. He said that the government is keen to develop sports infrastructure in the state hence providing world class professional experience to make the talented youth as global leaders.
The Minister urged the students to take active part in co-curricular activities for overall development and assured that basic sports infrastructure and equipments will be made available to them on priority.
He said that as educators, it is our responsibility to nurture young minds and bringing out the best in them. There is a need to give focused attention so that students with different abilities and interests will be able to exploit their potential to the full, the Minister said.
The Minister while lauding the efforts of the organizers said that besides imparting quality and value based education among students, providing them platform to showcase talent helps them to excel in all fields.
Referring to the developmental works under execution in the Sangrama Constituency, the Minister said that several micro and macro developmental projects have been initiated in the area. He said that measures are being taken to improve socio-economic condition and assured that people of the area would witness a positive change.
Several deputations met the Minister during his visit and apprised him about their concerns. The Minister assured them that their genuine demands would be resolved in a phased manner. In some cases, Bukhari gave on spot directions to the concerned for immediate redressal.
Later, the Minister also participated in the closing ceremony of Jashn-e-Cricket T-20 Tournament organized by 29 Rashtriya Rifles at Watargam in Baramulla.
The Minister also gave away the prizes to the winners and runner up teams and congratulated them. He said that their active and continued participation in sports would pay rich dividends to them in a long run.