Youth of Jammu and Kashmir have the potential to compete at the national and international levels, the governor Satya Pal Malik said on Sunday, and asserted that “there is need to channelise their potential in the right direction”. After formally launching the ‘J&K role model scheme’ introduced by special director general, Central Reserve Police Force (J&K zone), the governor noted that a role model is one who becomes an icon in one’s personal life and inspires others as well.
“More and more achievers should be identified and hounoured under the scheme so that other youth get inspired from them,” Malik said, and noted that the initiative “would go a long way in encouraging the youth and building the nation strongly”.
Complementing the achievers, the governor observed that “these role models are the real wealth of the society”.He also desired that these children should be present on ‘At Home’ function to be organised on January 26.Earlier, the governor honoured the “role models of the state by presenting them mementos”, an official spokesman said in a statement.
“These 13 role models include HanayaNisar, Rasikh Salam Dar, RishabVerma, Bilquis Mir, Noor-ul-Haya, Jagmohan Singh, Diya Devi, ZainabMushtaq and deputy commandant CRPF RigzinAngma in the sports category; Dharam Pal in agriculture category and TufailFayaz in academics category; Shabir Khan in social service category and assistant commandant, CRPF GulJunaid Khan in-charge CRPF helpline ‘Madadgaar’”.