Jammu, Dec 8 (UNI) Upholding the youth policy of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a" roadmap for prosperity" for generation next, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said the state government should devise multi-sectoral strategies to enable youths to face current and future challenges.
The PDP patron said the youth development policy unveiled by his party recently was aimed at putting the youth of Jammu and Kashmir at the centre of developments taking place around them.
Interacting with the PDP youth wing leaders at his official residence here, Mr Sayeed said his party believes that the youth of the state have the right to seek meaningful employment, freedom of expression, participation in decision-making and protection from socio-economic and political manipulation.
"PDP's Youth Development Policy is aimed at devising sustainable strategies to support young people in developing their potential, improving their living conditions, and giving them a greater voice in political decision-making processes," he said.
He said the state's political leadership needs to respect and ensure the rights of youth to avoid a further deterioration of the situation for the next generation.
The government, development agencies and local partner organisations need to devise multi-sectoral strategies that will enable Jammu and Kashmir's youths to face current and future challenges, Mr Sayeed said.
Asserting that a roadmap had been laid for the overall development of the youth in the party's Youth Development Policy, former Chief Minister said the PDP would strive for developing and implementing strategies that give the state's youth a real chance to find decent and productive work.
Responding to the demands of the students from the Jammu University, Mr Sayeed said the government should provide adequate security to the students to avoid their harassment and unnecessary trouble at the campus.