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To achieve projected targets of the Meghalaya State Vision, the Commissioner of Division, Garo Hills Region and Commissioner and Secretary Dr. D Vijay Kumar convened a meeting with all the Deputy Commissioners and Officers of line departments of Garo Hills Region at Circuit House, West Garo Hills, Tura on December 11.
Dr Vijay Kumar while presenting a brief summary, highlights the Meghalaya State Vision in which the State aims to become one of the Top Ten States in the Country in the next ten years by achieving Maximum Per Capita GDP and Maximum Sustainable Development Goals.
"He informed that the demographic structure reflects that the population of the State of Meghalaya comprises of 65 per cent of people under the age group of 35 years who belong to the youth group and therefore, the youth of the State are the key stakeholders in supporting the State Government to achieve the State’s Vision," Dr Vijay Kumar said.
Further he stated that the Meghalaya State Youth Policy needs to be implemented by several Government departments that have cross cutting agendas for Youth Development to engage, empower and rejuvenate the youth in order to achieve their full potential in serving the state and nation better.
Dr Vijay Kumar informed that the Meghalaya Youth Policy is optimising the early years of children’s lives as the best investment and is including children from five to 29 years of age in the youth policy.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)