AIYF call for integrated youth policy

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Puducherry, Apr 26: The All India Youth Federation (AIYF) today urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to evolve an integrated youth policy for the country.

Addressing a press conference here today, AIYF All India General Secretary K Murugan said the youth policy of the country was formulated in 2003 and scheduled to be re-examined this year.

The Prime Minister should take steps to hold discussions with youth representatives in this regard, he said.

He also said the present policy will not ensure integrated development and regretted that youth representation was not there at policy-maker level. Besides, the National Youth Fund was not constituted.

Mr Murugan said the 50th anniversary of the formation of AIYF would be celebrated in a fitting manner at Madubhani in Bihar on May three and four this year.

CPI National Secretaries D Raja and Atulkumar Anjan will take part in the conferences being organised as part of the celebrations.

Mr Murugan also charged the sixth Pay Commission recommendations amounted to cheating youths.

He also charged that the UPA Government with violating the CMP.

The AIYF would organise a movement against corruption and violence and a conference would be held in Chennai in June this year.

A convention would be held in Tirunelveli in August, he said adding such agitations would also be held here.

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