The valley of Kashmir once regarded as “Paradise on earth”, no more enjoys the status since the inception of militancy. The state of Jammu and Kashmir was known world over not only for its natural beauty but also for peace, brotherhood, tranquillity and Sufism. This is the reason that once a famous poet famously said the following verses about the valley;
If there is paradise on earth, it is here! it is here! it is here!
Eruption of militancy charged the whole scenario, and the same valley which once used to attract people all over the world is deemed hell by its own natives. The prevailing conditions in the valley affected all sections of the society particularly the youth. It had a direct impact on the total machinery but the worst effect was reflected on the education sector and Sufism, the basis of peace in valley. We lost our cultural ethos, brotherhood, simplicity and sincerity for which there was no match throughout the globe, and all of this was replaced with insecurity of life, chaos, confusion, bloodshed and killing of innocent people, all of which is reflected on the gloomy looks of every Kashmiri. Precious human resources have been wasted. Guns and stonepelting replaced pens and bullets. The situations has turned quite grim and appalling. The state loses dozens of innocent lives every day, an absolutely pointless loss to our state, nation and general consumption of human resources. Jammu and Kashmir Youth Development Forum (JKYDF) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered with the Government of Jammu and Kashmir. On our register we have 1150 members working voluntarily in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh (UT). All JKYDF members have been relentlessly working for the national interest and in the interest of the general public especially Youth of valley from the last 20 years without caring for their own security, and for the well-being of the youths and general masses.
JKYDF :is a registered non-governmental organization (NGO) working the field of Children, Disability, Education & Literacy, Environment and natural resource management, Health & Nutrition, Skill Development , HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Information & Communication Technology (ICT) , Legal Awareness & Aid, Science & Technology, Sports, Urban Development & Poverty Alleviation, Vocational Training, Women’s Development & Empowerment, Youth Affairs, etc. The NGO works towards the promotion of sustainable development. The NGO was established in 2009. The organization is operational in J&K /Ladakh , India.
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