Azad says 'education' key sector of prosperity

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Jammu, Dec 6 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today stated that peace is imperative for development and he called upon the people to be stakeholders in peace and development process and help steer the state towards prosperity.

Addressing an annual day function of Government Degree College, Bhadarwah, Mr Azad said, ''Education is the key sector in the process of development, as such, requires focus of attention at all levels,'' adding he said, ''under education policy, job-oriented and professional courses have been introduced to ensure ample employment opportunities to educated youth in the job market.

''Youth have a pivotal role in this stupendous task Mr Azad said while highlighting the importance of conducive atmosphere, tranquil and palatable situation for development and progress.

Meanwhile the Chief Minister also handed over a cheque of Rs 20 lakh for Bhadarwah Campus of University of Jammu for the promotion of IT education under RSVY.

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