Youth vow to work for betterment of society

The Youth Excellence Award holders have vowed to continue their contribution for the betterment of Pakistani society.
They hoped that the newly elected governments would ensure fulfillment of their commitments towards youth development and empowerment in Pakistan through allocation of four percent of GDP for overall education and one percent for higher education.
These views were expressed by over 30 talented youths and representatives of youth organizations who were acknowledged for their valuable contribution in different spheres of life during a special ceremony organized in connection with 71st Independence Day celebrations and International Youth Day 2018 here on Tuesday.
On this occasion, official logo of International Students Convention was also launched. The ceremony was organized by Inter University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences Pakistan (IUCPSS), an autonomous alliance of forty Pakistani universities.
They also demanded that social inclusion of youth including participation in decision-making as well as access to quality education and health care, provision of employment and other related opportunities should also be given to them.
Executive Director Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services Zafarullah Khan, Member National Assembly Tahir Iqbal Chaudhry, Rector Muslim Youth University Prof. Dr Tahir Hijazi, Former President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce Zafar Bakhtawari, Director General HEC Farmanullah Anjum , National Coordinator Inter University Consortium Murtaza Noor and Zahid Iqbal Chaudhry spoke on the occasion and highlighted the importance of effective role of youth in socio-economic development of country.
The speakers said that Pakistan currently had the largest percentage of young people ever recorded in its history; 64% of the total population is below the age of 30 while 29% remains between the ages of 15 and 29 years.
This youth bulge would critically impact Pakistan as a country if not dealt with appropriately, depending on how the country invests in the youth by providing them with quality education, employment and meaningful engagement opportunities that could empower our young to unleash their potential.—APP

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