Youth, Jinnah Awards on 12th
ISLAMABAD, Aug 8 – The Ministry of Youth
Affairs will hold National Youth and Jinnah Awards distribution ceremony on
August 12 to commemorate "International youth day".
The awards will be
distributed among the best selected young talent to recognise their achievements
in the development of the country.
Minister for Women Development and Youth
Affairs, Sumaira Malik will be the chief guest in the ceremony.
focus of Youth Day this year will be to ensure the youth empowerment and
participation in the processes and decisions that affect their lives," an
official of Ministry told this agency.
The problems of young men and women,
as well as their vision and aspirations, are an essential element of the
challenges facing today's societies and future generations.
In all parts of
the world, young people, living in countries at different stages of development
and in different socio-economic situations, aspire to live full lives in their
The Youth Day has greater significance for young people because
the day is celebrated to ensure them the provision of quality education,
employment opportunities, adequate food and nutrition, participation in
decision- making processes, and access to cultural, recreational and sports
The UN General Assembly on December 17, 1999 in its resolution
54/120, endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers
Responsible for Youth, regarding celebration of the 12th August as International
The Assembly recommended that public information activities be
organised to support the Day as a way to promote better awareness of the World
Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond, adopted by the
General Assembly in 1995.
Since the International Youth Year, the world has
experienced fundamental political, economic and socio- cultural changes. Young
people represent agents, beneficiaries and victims of such changes which will
inevitably affect us into the next century. App