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Rahul pledges long-term relationship with youth in J&K

PTI  Srinagar, October 05, 2012
First Published: 14:57 IST(5/10/2012) | Last Updated: 15:08 IST(5/10/2012)

Enthused with the wealth of human capital in Kashmir, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Friday pledged to do his bit in building a long-term relationship with the youth of the state and fulfil their aspirations.

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Tata group chairman Ratan Tata said he was feeling very emotional in saying that, "it has been a real step forward to be able to have a conversation with a great wealth of human capital that exists in Kashmir".

Gandhi told reporters after an interactive session with students of Kashmir University, "I think we have some of the brightest children in the room behind us. We need to work together with them and with other youngsters like them in Jammu and Kashmir to show them what can be achieved (and) what the future is and that they should take part in it".

Gandhi, who had brought some of the leading businessmen in the country to interact with the students of Kashmir University, said his main aim was to build trust and a long-term relationship with the youth of the state.

"They (students) are very happy to speak with the businessmen and they are aspirational and we want to fulfil as many of their aspirations as possible. My aim is to develop trust and a long-term relationship with the youth of Jammu and Kashmir," he said.

The Congress general secretary said he had promised the students of university during a similar interaction last year to facilitate an interaction with the titans of the industry.

"I had come here last year and I had promised the students here that I would try to build a long-term relationship with them, to develop some trust", he said.

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