Prime Minister’s Youth Programme to Take Green Youth Movement (GYM) and Startup Pakistan Programmes to All Universities
Mr. Muhammad Usman Dar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs called on Dr Tariq Banuri, Chairman Higher Education Commission to discuss establishment of the Green Youth Movement (GYM) Clubs and introduction of Prime Minister’s Startup Pakistan programme in all public and private sector universities of Pakistan, to be run under the umbrella of Prime Minister’s Kamyab Jawan Programme. Green Youth Movement (GYM) Club project aims at the civic engagement of youth, especially the university students, by making them execute the Green Youth Movement (GYM) under Prime Minister’s Kamyab Jawan Programme. It would create a platform for the social contribution of youth in raising awareness about climate change in the country, besides helping them earn decent livelihood by promoting social entrepreneurship to address challenges of climate change. Startup Pakistan Programme would be a flagship initiative of Prime Minister’s Kamyab Jawan Programme to create a national eco-system for the development of Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurs (IDEs) in the country. It intends to train youth across universities and top 300 TVET sector institutes in emerging technologies through digital incubation platform. It would not only promote entrepreneurship culture but would also create employment opportunities for youth in the country. It would a great way forward for sustainable economic growth in the modern knowledge economy era. It was agreed in the meeting that the Higher Education Commission would collaborate with Prime Minister’s Youth office for effective implementation of these programmes under the guidance of honourable Prime Minister, Imran Khan for socio-economic uplift of youth. Moreover, proposals on National Internship; National Youth Employment Exchange (NYEX); Education Support for undergrad students; and Laptop for All programmes also came under discussion. Mr. Muhammad Usman Dar thanked Dr Tariq Banuri for his commitment to get youth-focused initiatives implemented by all HEC-recognized universities across Pakistan.