Discusses issues confronting J&K youth
Srinagar: A delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Students Association (JKSA) on Thursday called on Lt Governor Manoj Sinha and apprised him about various issues being faced by the students in the Union Territory (UT) and outside.
During meeting the delegation led by National spokesperson of Association Nasir Khuehami and General Secretary Younus Rashid shared various issues faced by the students, tribal students in particular, a spokesman of the JKSA said this evening.
He said the other main demands put forward by delegation included skill specific Institutes, campus politics, recent recruitment drives in SSB, women’s degree college for Bandipora, tribal students, MBBS Quota issue, Special Nodal officer for students and various other issues and programs.
Khuehami said that University is a highest seat of learning and the active participation of students in framing various public policies forms it’s integral part. He informed LG Sinha that campus politics is what brands the idea of a person, the maturity comes after the discussion and debate. He requested him to personally look into the matter of campus politics, adding that above all there is a need to include youth of Kashmir into the national political landscape, make them come out of the corridors of hopelessness.
He informed Mr Sinha that Bandipora district having majority of tribal population deserves a Tribal research Institute to support the research studies on tribal issues on regular basis. The other demands projected and highlighted by the Association include Modernization and argumentation of infrastructure of identified tribal areas by way of establishment of smart classes, computer, auditorium, fencing, separate girls hostel and residential quarters in far flung areas, women’s degree for Bandipora, special Nodal officer for J&K Students and other youth related Programs.
Rashid also raised the issue of recent recruitment drives including panchayat account assistant (PAA) and class IV, their slow pace in finalising their process.
He claimed that LG Sinha said that there is a process of document verification goingon, including the cross-check of the reservation for non-employing families. It takes time and assured that in October, it will be all finalised and aspirants need not worry about anything. He also pointed out that the recruitment board has already clarified on higher qualifications in the case of Class IV and there is no point to say about it.
Responding to the requests of association on the occasion, LG Sinha gave patient hearing to problems & assured that, all possible steps are being taken to addressed them on merit. Assuring his full support in educational upliftment of the student community, tribal in particular, the Sinha said that concrete measures are being taken to shape up the future of the students living in remote and far-flung areas.