4 lakh youths to get employment opportunities in Har: Khattar

Ambala: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said that “four lakh youths would be given employment opportunities” under the state’s Enterprises Promotion Policy-2015.

On the lines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Skill India’ drive, Haryana Government has started similar programmes for skill development of the youths, he said.

Stating that commercialisation of education would not be tolerated, the Chief Minister said, emphasis would be laid on opening ‘Sanskar Kendras’ for education in the state.

“Even after 68 years of Independence, we are still unable to provide right direction to the youth, whose only goal is to obtain certificates as per the education system introduced by Lord Macaulay,” Khattar was quoted as saying by a Haryana government release.

The Chief Minister said this at the inaugural function of the three-day Zonal Youth Festival organised by Kurukshetra University at Gandhi Memorial National (GMN) College, Ambala Cantonment.

Every youth has hidden talent and platforms like youth festivals enable them to showcase it, Khattar said.

Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Anil Vij who presided over the function said, the Youth Policy would be framed within next two months.

Meanwhile, presiding over a meeting of District Public Relations and Grievances Redressal Committee here today, the Chief Minister said a police would soon be framed for public grievances that come up before the District Public Relations and Grievances Redressal Committee.

The kind of grievances that can be raised in the meeting should be specified in the policy. It should also be specified that those grievances on which both parties have already reached an agreement may not be raised, he said.

In view of grievances regarding non-distribution of ration, a biometric system would soon be started to prevent bungling in public distribution system, Khattar said.

Thirteen grievances were raised in today’s meeting, of which most were disposed of by the Chief Minister on the spot, the government release said.