Srinagar, 18 May (CNI): A Youth Panchayat was organised by Indian Army at forward area Dudi for villagers of Dudi and Thalli in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district where 41 Males and 25 Females attended the youth panchayat along with Sarpanch and other important members of civil society.
The Aim of this YP was to empower youth of these villages and make them equal stakeholders in development of their villages.
Youth were initially introduced to the concept of YP and how it can empower them take control of their and their societies future. Youth were upbeat about the idea and agreed to take action and become self-reliant.
Challenges of their villages along with the actions which can be taken by youth to ameliorate them were discussed. Two male and two female leaders were elected to be the voice of youth of these villages.
Youth took a resolution to become responsible citizens by fulfilling their civic duties. They identified making their villages poly waste free. Ideas of night schools and computer education were also projected for empowerment of youth.
IA along with youth of these villages are committed to work relentlessly to take these ideas of empowerment forward and work towards a vibrant and inclusive Kashmir. (CNI)