JAMMU, Sept 3: National Conference provincial president, Devender Singh Rana today called for the involvement of society in channelizing youth energy towards positive and productive pursuits.
“Each one of us will have to redouble efforts to channelise youth aspirations in an inclusive direction”, Mr Rana said while inaugurating an establishment dedicated to promote healthy physical growth of youngsters at Roop Nagar here this evening.
Mr Rana said the youth have an onerous responsibility to wage a decisive ideological battle against divisive forces, who have taken central stage by exploiting regional and religious sentiments to further their myopic and nefarious agenda. They must stand up to confront machinations being worked out by provoking the youth along the lines of communal and caste divisions.
The Provincial president said that the dream of realizing a harmonious society is possible only when youth come forward in a big way and help in changing the socio-political discourse by forging unity and strengthening the bonds of amity.
Referring to the facility created in this part of the winter capital for healthy growth of youth, Mr Rana said that physical activity is imperative for overall development of a human being. He urged the youth to develop habit of regular physical work outs, which are crucially important for mental and emotional stability besides living a quality and disease free life.
The NC MLA also made an appeal to youth to contribute by serving society, nation and the humanity by rising above personal and vested interest. “Youth are hope of tomorrow and we all have to work tirelessly to keep this hope alive”, he added.
The owners of the facility assured Rana that they will adhere to their social responsibility and help youth to grow in a healthy and conducive atmosphere.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included Th Kashmira Singh, former MLC, Dharamveer Singh Jamwal, Baldev Singh Bhau, Yog Raj Singh, Sandeep Manhas, Randeep Singh, Krishan Singh and Surinder Singh.