Srinagar, Oct 30: Rather Mehraj talks to The Valley Reporter Magazine said that Youth are Builders of Nation. Mehraj said youth can Collectively for the implementation of peace and development activities in the society.
Rather Mehraj Born in 1986 I’m North Kashmir’s Hilalabad Nasbal Sumbal of Bandipora District is a Young and budding politician. Mehraj started his political Journey in the year 2003 from PDP. He played an important role in shaping an making strong Grass root level Level of party especially in Sonawari Assembly Segement. Mehraj is Running and is chairman of NGO namely Voice of Youth in which he holds several Programmes related to Sports, holding Awareness and Medical Camps, distributed relief among needy people.
In an Exclusive Interview with The Valley Reporter Mehraj talks with our special Correspondent Nasir Khuehami about Present political Scenario, problems related to youth and other top issues.
Here are the Excerpts
Q1; Tell us in brief about yourself and your Political Journey
Ans: I Belongs to very simply family hailing from Nasbal are of Sonawari area. I don’t have any political Background. I Started my Political Journey probably in the year 2004 with PDP on the Advice of Party High Command. Ever Since I started my Political career my first aim has been to serve my people, to work for them. Moreover I was Looking for that party where I could serve my people.
Q2; Recently Centre Govt announced sustained Dialogue Process with the Stakeholders in valley. How do you see this step taken by Central Govt.
Ans: Dialogue is the only way Forward. Let me tell you before this several Delegation came to kashmir from time to time. But at this time People have hope on central Govt that they will take the such steps which will be fruitful for the people of Kashmir. I am representing Youth and I will tell on behalf of them that youth want that such steps should be taken so that issue will be resolved. We welcome this step taken by Central Govt. We have hope that by this Dialogue satisfactory Feedback will come. The situation in kashmir is not well and people want come out from the violence. so it is right time to resolve the issues.
Q3; How much support you are Getting from Public.
Ans: As you know you are our future, who can Shoulders the responsibilities of bringing a revolution to end up the culture of Nepotism and favouritism. So this Noble cause most youth are joining hands with me day by day. This is right time to join hands and work together for the betterment. For Youth I am always at their disposal. Earlier we have engaged hundreds of youth across the state especially in Bandipora district in sports Activities. We will continue support youth in sports Activities, because sports has a unique power to change the minds of the people. In j&k Sports can build bridges. It can take the state out of difficult times and our youth can really play their positive role in the development of the state. I appealed parents once again to encourage your children to play sport and to participate in games as it is equally important as studying other subjects.
Q4; What is Your message for public especially for Youth which are indulged in Several Activities.
Ans: I appealed youth to work Collectively for the implementation of peace and development activities in the society. I am running NGO which is directly based on socio- Economic, peace and development activities in the society especially Sports. My aim is to prepare youth to maintain peace, communal harmony, and to organise different events like cultural, literary and sports activities for youth to improve their skills. I need more support from youth so that we will work for the betterment of the poor section of society. My aim is to work for the orphans and widows of the society and highlight their demands on the table of higher authorities.
Q5; What are your top Priorities
Ans: I could have apply for Govt job, but I dont. I want to do something for Society. I am working for the orphans and widows of the society and highlight their demands on the table of higher authorities. I need more support from youth so that we will work for the betterment of the poor section of society. Through my NGO I am holding Sports Programmes, holding Awareness and Medical Camps, environmental Programmes, RTI related and loan related Awareness camps.
Q6; In current Circumstances Youth is Most involved in Drug and in other Activities. Being a Representative of Youth what are you doing for that.
Ans:- let me tell you that Teenagers need to understand the fact that indulging into the habit of drug addiction not only destroys their mind and body but also destroys their bright future. This is burning issue and for this I am working from dawn to dusk in organising programmes. I am appealing youth to spread this campaign in all areas and aware as much as possible. Drug addiction has emerged as one of the major social Problem. I appealed youth once again to support me more for anti drugs campaign and forward it to every door. Till now sixty percentage drugs have been controlled since we started this campaign.
Q7; What is your Future Programme
Ans: I will continue to do social Service. I will continue to highlight the demands related to Youth. I appealed youngesters to be the part of change, to participate in our activities be it sports or youth affairs. Our youngesters are multi talented and they must use their skills to gain maximum exposure to gather knowledge.
Courtersy— The Valley Reporter Magazine