VIJAYPUR, Apr 18: National Conference State secretary and former Minister Surjeet Singh Slathia today called upon youth to play their role in steering Jammu and Kashmir to peace, prosperity and political stability.
Welcoming prominent youth of the Vijaypur Assembly segment into National Conference fold here this afternoon, Mr Slathia called for channelizing energies of youth towards positive pursuits, saying adequate opportunities were needed to be provided to them in decision making.
“National Conference has done a lot in this regard since its inception by providing a vibrant platform to youth and ensure their participation in the decision making by getting politically empowered”, he said while hoping their pro-active involvement in the affairs of the State.
Slathia said that joining of the public spirited and dedicated activists will further strengthen National Conference bastion and help in reaching out to the vast mast of people for mitigating their difficulties. He said the party is natural choice for all those believing in secular ethos of Jammu and Kashmir and its inclusiveness. He urged the new entrants to be a part of socio-economic transformation of all the regions and their sub-regions. He hoped that the cadre will perform their designated role in bringing about harmony in the State.
NC leader said that Jammu and Kashmir was passing through a most difficult phase and the youth had to shoulder the responsibilities of steering it out of the morass created by the BJP in partnership with the PDP. He said the people were looking towards National Conference with hope and therefore it is incumbent upon the cadre to meet their aspirations and expectations.
Reposing their faith in the policies and programmes of National Conference, the new entrants said that dynamic leadership of Dr Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah was the only answer to solving problems of the people. They said they will work tirelessly for taking forward the message of inclusiveness of the National Conference in letter and spirit.
Prominent among those present included District president Youth National Conference Riyaz Ahmed besides District secretary Samba, Om Prakash Attri and District vice president Vijay Singh.