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‘Youth Affairs Dept planning several activities in Dec’

By Our Correspondent
November 30, 2023

LAHORE: Youth Affairs Department is planning to organise several activities for youth next month where our talented youth will be able to demonstrate their true potential adequately.

“Besides this, the annual calendar of youth affairs activities is also being formulated and working on Youth Exchange Programme with other provinces is also in progress,” Youth Affairs Punjab DG Dr Asif Tufail said this while addressing an important meeting of representatives of youth and NGOs at the National Hockey Stadium on Wednesday.

Director Youth Affairs Rana Nadeem Anjum, Deputy Director Attaur Rehman, Assistant Directors Farhat Ehsan, Sajid Ali and other officials participated in the important meeting, which was convened to find ways and means to engage youth in healthy activities.

DG Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Dr. Asif Tufail being briefed about the construction work of Tehsil Sports Complex in Sargodha Division. APP/File
DG Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Dr. Asif Tufail being briefed about the construction work of Tehsil Sports Complex in Sargodha Division. APP/File

Addressing the meeting, Dr Asif Tufail said that the purpose of today’s meeting is to prepare a roadmap for the guidance of youth. “There is no doubt that our country has been blessed with 64 per cent youth and Punjab Youth Affairs Department is taking all possible measures for providing these youth a suitable platform to learn modern earning skills.

After getting proper training, these youngsters could contribute sufficiently in the development of the country in multiple fields”. He said that young generation is the future of our country and that’s why we are paying special attention to their character and career building. “It is very important to spread awareness among young boys and girls about the serious harms of electronic devices such as mobile phones, laptops and drug addiction as well”.

Representatives of several NGOs including Sabeeha Shaheen, Iqbal Haider, Javed, Osama Nasir, Ammara Manzoor, Meherbano, Fareeha, Faiza Maham and Qasim Mumtaz were also present on this occasion.

The shared a number of valuable ideas through which a large number of youth of the country could be transformed into useful and skilled citizens.