Lieutenant Governor addresses Y20 Consultation meet at Jammu University
Srinagar, 20 April (CNI) : Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has said that the young generation is playing an important role in building peace in the country while addressing the Y20 Consultation meet on the theme “Peace building and reconciliation: Ushering in an era of no war” at University of Jammu, today while highlighting the important role of the young generation in peace-building.
As per the monitoring desk of Current News of India (CNI), Lieutenant Governor said “Youth is the most significant time to create civilised and cooperative world order with a spirit of oneness and they will offer new hope, innovative solutions to tackle the challenges to peace and sharpen social consciousness. “
“I see youth bringing about reconciliation & shaping a new world for the good of citizens. Individual as well as society’s aspiration can be fulfilled only in conditions of peace & young generation is eager to create a peaceful & prosperous present & future for entire humanity,” the Lieutenant Governor observed.
It is the responsibility of the youth to use their collective strength for development and upliftment of humanity. With common values, aspirations and commitment of selfless service, the youth will expand the horizons of peace, prosperity, friendship, cooperation and progress, he added.
The Lieutenant Governor emphasized that the discussions during the Y20 consultation meet should draw an outline of future plans, with the spirit of Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah- everyone should be happy and prosperous.
Speaking on India’s contribution in Peace-building and Peacekeeping, the Lieutenant Governor said, India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will lead the world to effectively address broader aspects of security challenges that also includes social, political, economic & environmental with the spirit of One Earth, One Family, One Future.
India is one of the world’s largest contributors to United Nations Peacekeeping Operations. Since 1950, Indian soldiers have participated in 49 peacekeeping missions in different countries and even today more than 8,000 troops are serving in 10 United Nations missions. It is the testimony to our commitment to global peace and human welfare, added the Lt Governor.
The Lt Governor also observed that Knowledge economy will play an important role in the future and success of Start-ups and Unicorns are giving fresh impetus to India’s growth.
The Lt Governor also shared the transformational journey of Jammu Kashmir in the last three years.
“Today, Jammu Kashmir is emerging as a noticeable narrative on bringing civility to the land that was once scarred and wounded by terrorism. The biggest stakeholders of this new and aspiring Jammu Kashmir are the youth,” said the Lieutenant Governor.
People, especially youth, are fearlessly pursuing their dreams. Now, economic development, an important stimulus to aspirational society, and basic fundamental rights like education, healthcare, employment, and the pursuit of happiness are no longer hostage to violence. Youth power is the strength of Jammu Kashmir and they have dedicated themselves to rejuvenate the society and to drive inclusive development, the Lieutenant Governor added.
Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Jammu has been transformed into India’s education hub. It houses all the premier institutions, IIM, IIT, AIIMS, IIMC and Central University, the Lt Governor further added.
Talking about J&K, the Lieutenant Governor said that almost 45,000 people lost their lives due to terrorism. But today the whole world is seeing that after August 2019, a new Jammu and Kashmir is taking shape. He said every second day a new startup is being registered in J&K. He said that today when the whole world is reeling under the challenges of climate change, it is looking forward to India for getting innovative solutions.
Prof Umesh Rai, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu and Ajay Kashyap, Convener Y20 Secretariat gave a brief background of the Y20 consultation meet.
Delegates from various countries and universities of India, and youth representatives attended the Y20 Consultation meet.(CNI)