Sinha calls for UT level campaign to make J&K drugs-free

LG Manoj Sinha addressing ‘JK Youth Conclave 2024’ in Jammu on Thursday.
LG Manoj Sinha addressing ‘JK Youth Conclave 2024’ in Jammu on Thursday.

‘Youth power is pillar for Viksit JK’
*Mission Youth, DIPR asked to create network of youth

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Feb 29: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today called for UT level campaign and active involvement of the society in fight against the drug menace and making Jammu and Kashmir ‘drug-free’.

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Addressing ‘JK Youth Conclave 2024’ and launching second season of ‘Inspire GenZ’ and ‘Beats of J&K’ initiatives of Department of Information and Public Relations here, Sinha said Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) and security forces have been acting tough against the drug addiction but the society should also come forward and play its role in curbing the menace.
Calling for drug-free Jammu and Kashmir, the Lieutenant Governor stressed for UT level campaign to ensure that youth don’t become the victims of drugs.
He called for steps for rehabilitation of drug victims and bringing them back to mainstream.
“The youth-led fight against drugs will help in achieving the goal of a ‘drug-free’ J&K. The administration would ensure all the necessary resources and handholding to the youth in their endeavours to serve the society,” Sinha said.
Asserting that almost 65 per cent population of Jammu and Kashmir is youth, he said this demographic dividend is our biggest strength.
He commended the efforts of DIPR for engaging and inspiring the new generation to develop their individual selves.
“Platforms like ‘youth conclave’ will motivate Gen Zers to shape the J-K’s social, cultural and economic landscape and eventually make an impact on different sectors,” he said, congratulating the young achievers from J-K who were honoured for their exemplary contribution in diverse fields.
Asserting that the youth power is the pillar for ‘Viksit J-K’ and ‘Viksit Bharat’, Sinha said the young generation is the driving force of progressive and prosperous India and are creating new path to achieve the vision of “Amrit Kaal”.
“Youth spread the fragrance of their talent and energy to benefit all. They help the society to light the darker pathways to remove the darkness. The Administration will ensure all the necessary resources and handholding to the youth in their endeavours to serve the society,” he said.
Reiterating the commitment of his administration towards the empowerment of youth and providing them conducive environment to unleash their true potential, Sinha said the country is moving forward with great confidence, hope and expectations and “I am sure the young generation with their unique skills and talents will make their valuable contribution in this journey.”
Sinha highlighted the crucial role of the new generation in cultivating the most innovative ecosystem and shaping tomorrow’s success.
“Youth power is the driving force of progressive and prosperous India. They are creating new paths to achieve the vision of Amrit Kaal,” he said.
The Lieutenant Governor impressed upon the Mission Youth and DIPR to create a network of youth through a ‘Next Generation Coalition- JK programme’.
“Youth always work selflessly. They live for others. Youth’s actions are not limited to their own benefit. The personality of the youth believes in sharing,” Sinha said.
The Lt Governor visited the exhibition stalls put up by the different departments at the conclave and also handed over appointment letters and benefits under various schemes to the beneficiaries.
Artists of Beats of J-K enthralled the audience with their electrifying performances. A short video on the journey of film making in J-K was also showcased on the occasion.
Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to Lt Governor; Ramesh Kumar, Divisional Commissioner Jammu; Rehana Batul, Commissioner Secretary Information; Jatin Kishore, Director Information, senior officials, prominent personalities, renowned artists, young achievers and youth in large number were present.