Srinagar, Jan 13: J&K Role Model scheme introduced by Special DG, J&K Zone CRPF was formally launched by Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Governor also felicitated the role models on the occasion.
Lauding the role being played by the CRPF in maintaining security in the State, Governor appreciated the role of CRPF in the development of the State. He complimented the Force for carrying out civic action programme in the State. He observed that the programme of high importance is aimed at motivating and encouraging the youth and to utilize the platform in order to prove their mettle in their respective fields.
Governor noted that a role model is one who becomes an icon in personal life and inspires the others. He observed that youth of the state have the potential to compete at national and international levels and there is need to channelize it in the right direction. He said that the group comprising of under-aged children have brought laurels to the State in different fields is an example in this regards.
Governor observed that more and more achievers should be identified and hounoured under the scheme so that other youth get inspired from them. He noted that the initiative would go a long way in encouraging the youth and building the nation strong.
Complementing the achievers on the occasion, Governor observed that these role models are the real wealth of the society. He desired that these children should be present on At Home function to be organized on Republic Day.
Earlier, Governor honored the role models of the State by presenting them mementos.
These 13 role models are including Miss Hanaya Nisar, Rasikh Salam Dar, Rishab Verma, Ms. Bilquis Mir, Noor ul Haya, Jagmohan Singh, Miss. Diya Devi, Zainab Mushtaq and Deputy Commandant CRPF Smt Rigzin Angma in the sports category, Dharam Pal in Agriculture and Tufail Fayaz in academics, Shabir Khan in social service respectively and Assistant Commandant, CRPF Gul Junaid Khan in-charge CRPF ‘Helpline’ “ Madadgaar’.
Giving a brief account of activities being carried out under Civic Action Programme by the CRPF in the State, Sh. VSK Kaumudi, Special DG CRPF said that several other schemes launched by CRPF, J&K Role Model Scheme is one among them. He informed that CRPF organized Bharat Darshan tour, sports activities, blood donation, and medical camps, educational counseling camps, besides extended marriage assistance to the poor and needy.
He informed that under Bharat Darshan tour as many as 356 youth from remotest areas of the state visited various parts of the country and got an opportunity to interact with the eminent personalities. CRPF also launched Helpline ‘Madadgaar’ through which needy approached to get help and accordingly 3000 cases of different nature were attended so far.
AV Chauhan, Inspector General, CRPF Jammu Sector presented vote of thanks on the occasion.
Among those present on the occasion were Dr. SD Singh Jamwal Inspector General of Police, and Ms. Nitu, DIG CRPF.