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Need to channelise youth energy to save them from drug trap in HP: CS

Shimla, Nov 13 (UNI) For economic rehabilitation of the unemployed youth and children not enrolled in schools, the departments of youth service and sports, education, rural development should identify such youth to bolster the employable skills and livelihood potential besides their economic rehabilitation.
This was stated by Chief Secretary Dr Shrikant Baldi in a meeting held here on Wednesday pertaining to special drive on prevention of drug abuse and alcoholism in the state to be launched from 15th November to 15th December, 2019 by the Chief Minister from the Ridge, Shimla.
He said that as the Kaushal Vikas Nigam is also the primary implementing agency of the Himachal Pradesh Skills Development Project, the youth should be identified by the departments and tie up with the Nigam as well. For increasing the employability of such children who are not going to school and unemployed youth, we should catch them young so that their energy could be channelized in proper manner rather than their falling trap of drug peddlers and becoming habitual of intoxicants.
He said that the aim of the month long campaign was to spread awareness amongst the masses, particularly to communicate message deep to the parents and children about the ill effects of drug and how to desist from this toxic evil. He also stressed for tie ups with industrial associations in Himachal and provide them need based skill masters.
The Chief Secretary said that to give wings to Mukhya Mantri Swavalamban Yojna and create more opportunities of self employment the need of the hour was to funnel the caliber of the youth. As of now, a subsidy of 25 to 30 percent was being provided to the youth under the scheme.
He exhorted all the departments and non-government organisations to come forward to fight the evil of drugs in befitting manner.
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Bring amendment in Reorganisation Bill to protect land, jobs of people of J&K: Mir

24 Jan 2020 | 7:55 PM

Srinagar, Jan 24 (UNI) Alleging that the outreach programme by the Union Ministers in Jammu and Kashmir was nothing but a publicity stunt, J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir on Friday asked the Centre to bring an amendment in the Reorganisation Bill, to protect the land rights and jobs of the people of the newly-created Union Territory.

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EC to felicitate Jalandhar DC and ADC with state level award

24 Jan 2020 | 7:52 PM

Jalandhar, Jan 24 (UNI) In a rare feat, the Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma has been selected by the Election Commission of India (ECI) for the state level award for the best election management.

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Cold grips north India; Lakhs take holy dip at Sangam

Cold grips north India; Lakhs take holy dip at Sangam

24 Jan 2020 | 7:51 PM

Lucknow/Bhopal, Jan 24 (UNI) Cold conditions continued in north India on Friday. Braving ice cold water, lakhs of pilgrims took a holy bath at Sangam on the occasion of 'Mauni Amavasya.'
Holy city, Prayagraj, registered a low of 8 deg C. Most parts of Uttar Pradesh recorded below normal temperatures. Lucknow was at 8 deg C, Bareilly and Varanasi saw 7 deg C.

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State level Mega Event under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Programme organised

24 Jan 2020 | 7:48 PM

Chandigarh, Jan 24 (UNI) During a State Level Mega Event under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Programme organised to commemorate the National Girl Child Day on Friday in Panchkula, Haryana Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Kamlesh Dhanda said that besides educating the daughters, they should also be involved in other activities so that they could bring laurels to the state and country as well.

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34th Surajkund International Craft Mela are in full swing & necessary arrangement made: ACS

24 Jan 2020 | 7:41 PM

Chandigarh, Jan 24 (UNI) Haryana Additional Chief Secretary, Tourism Department Vijai Vardhan has said that preparations for the 34th Surajkund International Crafts Mela are in full swing and necessary arrangements are being made by the Mela Authority to facilitate the visitors.

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