Srinagar: Government of India on Friday sanctioned Rs. 1,76,90,000 (Rupees One Crore Seventy Six Lacs Ninety Thousand) to Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan(NYKS) for conducting Kashmiri Youth exchange programme for 1200 Kashmiri youth from 6 districts of Kashmir valley in Jammu and Kashmir.
In a statement here it stated that 200 participants will be selected from each of six districts of Kashmir Valley ,Anantnag, Kupwara, Baramulla, Budgam, Srinagar and Pulwama falling in the age group of 18-22 years.
It further stated the youth exchange programme will be conducted between September and November, 2018.
The programme will be organized at 10 different places in India, including Kolkata, Pondicherry, Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Bhopal and Thiruvanathapuram.
The State Director of NYKS in Jammu and Kashmir and District Youth Coordinators of Nehru Yuva Kendra in the 6 districts of Kashmir valley will be Nodal Officers for Kashmiri Youth Exchange Programme.
The programme is intended to give exposure to Kashmiri youth to the technological and industrial advancement in the different parts of the country and to motivate them to get involved and participate in the socio-economic, cultural and political environment and development process of the country.
NYKS is an autonomous body under Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India