More job opportunities soon, says Ajay Maken

Union minister of state for sports opens food stalls, Yuva Krithi at NYF

Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Ajay Maken said that the Union government will provide job opportunities for the unemployed youth in different parts of the country.

Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Ajay Maken visiting food stalls after                    inaugurating the same at Karavali Utsav Grounds in Mangalore on Friday.Jobs are being created for the youth in the North East part of India through Youth Employability Skill Development Programme which will cover other regions in the later phases.

Maken was speaking to media persons after inaugurating food stalls and Yuva Krithi at Karavali Utsav Grounds in the city on Friday. He said that as many as 100 jobs have been already created in North East states in the last few months after the programme was launched.

“The Ministry intends to create 1000 jobs by March end. The youth are offered skill development training for three to six months and are provided with the jobs,” he informed. Further, he said that the programme has also been expanded to Jammu and Kashmir where the youth are mostly affected by vested interests.

Rich in culture

Speaking about the Youth Festival, he said the Ministry chose Mangalore this year as the coastal region is rich in culture. The youth who come here from different parts of the country could learn the culture and tradition of this region and spread it in their place.

“The Central government would ensure that a platform is provided to the youth to showcase their talents in programmes like Youth Festivals. Promoting talents financially is not a huge task, but to provide them a platform to showcase their talent is of more significance,” he said.

Sports bill

Meanwhile, he also said that the Union Ministry of Sports will not compromise with any aspects while placing the much discussed Sports Bill before the cabinet. The Minister said that the bill which has been subjected to inter-ministerial consultations will be placed before the cabinet without compromising in any aspects including transparency and will be modified in such a way that it will meet the norms of the basic principles of good governance.

He said that the Sports Bill will bring the sports bodies under the jurisdiction of Right to Information Act, thus bringing transparency in the system. “I am hopeful of taking the bill to the cabinet soon,” he said.

He also affirmed on treating all the sports bodies equally without neglecting any sports.

“The Ministry treats all the sports and sports bodies in an equal manner, be it traditional sports or cricket. All the sports bodies including BCCI will get equal priority,” he said.
  
Responding to a query on few posts in the sports bodies which do not have fixed number of term(s), he said with the introduction of the new bill, only the good office-bearers will continue in the post for long term.

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