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Youth to be part of economic reconstruction: Vice President

June 22, 2009 14:49 IST

Youth to be part of economic reconstruction: Vice President

India's Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday urged the youth to join the economic reconstruction in strife-torn Kashmir.

Ansari invited them to be a part of rebuilding the Himalayan region, which has been devastated by two decades of militancy.

He said, 'The potential of youth must be utilised to get out of the 'backwardness trap' of low economic activity, low employment and low income generation. Better education and health for the youth lead to inclusive growth where the poor continue to grow and benefit from it.'

Ansari added, 'We need to focus on creating adequate facilities for technical and vocational education, for skill up-gradation and improving employability of youth. New opportunities in services sector, including in the IT industry, must be made available to the youth of Jammu & Kashmir.'


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Source: ANI