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With focus on higher education the government of Jammu and Kashmir is trying to encourage young students to come up with their independent ideas so that they become the guides of the progress in Jammu and Kashmir.

Recently LG Manoj Sinha reviewed the fellowship programme started by him to undersign this programme on the ground.

In the review meeting LGSDF fellows briefed the chair in detail about their work and contributions through a series of presentations and also shared their ideas for traffic management and urban development.

During the interaction with the fellows from different areas of specialization, he said that the intent of the initiative is to link young talents with governance and public policy and nurture the young professionals to contribute to the greater good of society.  Another aspect was to bring the common man at the center of the government’s priorities by bridging the gap of knowledge and wisdom within the new generation, he added.

He recalled that last year when this fellowship took shape in the UT, the view was that the administration and its various departments would not merely act as mediators but would prefer independent thinking in formulating development works. Our aim was that the young generation should work on the projects of Jammu and Srinagar Smart Cities, on tourism with global thinking and local perspective, and that the administration as well as common citizens should benefit from it.

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