Dhankar announces 'youth for rural development' scheme

  • HT Correpondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 09, 2015 19:42 IST

With an aim to ensure development in Haryana villages, agriculture minister OP Dhankar on Friday announced to launch a 'youth for rural development' programme.

Interacting with mediapersons here on Friday, Dhankar said the first such programme would be held on January 12 in Hasanpur village, Jhajjar, which would be inaugurated by chief minister ML Khattar and Union minister for rural development Birender Singh would address the concluding session of the same. The same will also mark the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand.

"We would motivate youngsters to be volunteers for their own villages and at the event at Hasanpur more than a thousand youngsters of district have been invited," he said, adding that the youths would be given a week's training and at least three years for the development of village.

Stating though the youths would not be given any financial incentives, they would be given government certificates on the lines of National Service Scheme (NSS) that would have some weight while getting government or private jobs.

To another question, Dhankar said that besides MLAs, even district-level officials had also been instructed to adopt villages and develop the same.

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