KG News Desk

Budgam, April 26: ‘Behtar Kal’, a career counseling and entrepreneurship programme was organised today by Army based at Zainakot under the aegis of Chinar Corps at Holy Mission School, Narbal, District Budgam, an army spokesman in a statement issued here said. ARMY’s INITIATIVE FOR A ‘BEHTAR KAL’ OF YOUTH

“The programme was organised to educate the youth of Narbal and adjoining area on the various govt initiatives and schemes offered for youth through JKEDI & J&K Bank”.

The proceeding commenced with an address by Brigadier SH Naqvi, Commander, Army Garrison, Hyderbaig, he said.

In the address, he highlighted the ongoing efforts by Army to create awareness amongst the youth of Kashmir on employment opportunities available in the Valley and giving the right guidance for career options. He also expressed satisfaction at the enthusiastic response of the locals to exploit such efforts by the Army, the spokesman said.

The programme was attended and witnessed by hundreds of enthusiastic students and young men of the area and included interactive sessions by a number of dignitaries from various fields namely Mr Paramveer, ASP Budgam, Mr Fayaz, SDPO Magam, Mr Shuja Mir, Director JKEDI, Budgam and representative of J&K Bank, Mr Mohd Kesar.  The panel educated the youth on the opportunities available, the spokesman said.

“A joint team of Doctors from Army and civil administration including lady Doctors, Nursing Assistants and paramedics simultaneously conducted a medical camp at the venue”.

Many stalls were also established to spread awareness amongst the youth on career opportunities in Army, Police and CAPF.  The forthcoming recruitment rallies at Bandipura on 11 Jun 16 & Anantnag on 17 Jun 16 were also given due publicity. Stalls for enquiry and registration were also put up by the representative of JKEDI (Project UDAAN) and J&K Bank.  Over 300 youth got themselves enrolled for the same, the spokesman said.

The initiative was well received by the locals & the joint effort of Army, JKEDI & J&K Bank, welcomed by one and all, the spokesman added.