SRINAGAR, JUL 12: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today directed to constitute a Special Task Force that will oversee youth engagement programme launched by various Departments. The task force shall be headed by Secretary Sports with Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Inspector General of Police (Kashmir), IGP CRPF as its members. The committee will review the new plans being executed by various departments including civil departments and various forces for engaging youth in various extracurricular activities to avoid duplicity in these programmes.
The Advisor directed to constitute this task force while reviewing the implementation of various youth engagement programmes in the State. He said that the task force will act as a bridge between various organizations who are doing such programmes so as to avoid duplicity.
While calling for consolidation of funds, the Advisor called for convergence between various departments to implement youth engagement programmes to avoid paucity of funds and for maximum benefits while utilizing funds judiciously.
He said that the committee will regularly meet and review the implementation of various programmes including sports activities while it will also come up with a proposal for fruitful utilization of Rs 14.20 cr under Khelo India programme in 142 identified blocks of the state.
Kumar, while reviewing activities plan of the Department, emphasized upon the need to involve the youth in extracurricular activities so that their energies could be better harnessed for constructive engagement. He also enquired about the action plan under Khelo India, a flagship scheme of the Government of India which has components of both activities for youth engagement as well as infrastructure development besides other programmes under PMDP.
The meeting also held a threadbare discussion on having a sports policy for the State and also discussed various initiatives taken by different Departments.