Despite huge tourism potential, Tangmarg youth craving for employment: Farooq Shah

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Tangmarg, Apr 8: Urging people to vote for National Conference (NC) in the upcoming parliament polls, National Conference (NC) leader Farooq Ahmad Shah Monday said that voting NC to power would benefit the Gulmarg constituency which has been ignored on all fronts during the last more than a decade.
Addressing the public meetings at Khimendarpora, Pazalpora, Zaspora, Ratnipora, Rehpora, Bichpora, Sonalipora, Heer, Hariwatnoo, Kralpora, Kampora, Gutlipora, Chandilora, Shrai , Treran, Shah said that despite having the abundant tourism potential the youth in majority of the area of Gulmarg constituency were craving for employment and livelihood.
He said only Gulmarg and Baba Reshi would have generated huge employment opportunities for the local youth but added that unfortunately that didn’t happen as local politicians who ruled the constituency during last sixteen years were not interested in it. “Youth are the real asset of a society but in his constituency this asset has been rusted and thrown to disillusion and helplessness,” he said.
Shah however, vowed to focus on the welfare of the youth and said in National Conference Government under Omar Abdullah, the Youth would be a major priority. He said a haul of initiatives would be taken in Gulmarg to empower youth and provide them opportunity in order to excel their talent so that they are able to contribute in the welfare of the society.
The former bureaucrat added that Gulmarg and Baba Reshi would be promoted and developed on modern lines not only to boost the local economy but also to provide the emplacement opportunities for local youth.
He said that besides this, the village tourism concept would be flourished and extended to the length and breadth of the constituency which would bring development at doorstep besides opening up the avenues of income for the families.
While regretting over the poor condition of roads, electricity and other basic amenities, the former IAS officer said that development was the prime concern of the constituency which would be addressed in the coming times.
Meanwhile, people of these areas appreciated Shah for his visit and said his outreach has brought a hope of prosperity and they are hopeful that NC would bring a change in the developmental scenario of the Gulmarg constituency. (KNS)