BANGALORE: Young people take to crime for want of job opportunities, I S Perumal, principal secretary to State Youth Services and Sports Department, said.
Speaking after inaugurating a national integration camp for NSS volunteers at the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), he called for the creation of greater employment opportunities for youths.
“The government should recognise leadership qualities and help young people stand on their own feet,” he urged. “States are divided by many disputes, but we must cultivate healthy relationships and understand different cultures,” he observed.
He was confident CM Sadananda Gowda’s ‘youth budget’ would help young people. Dr K Narayana Gowda, Vice-chancellor of the UAS, said, “NSS volunteers should use this camp as a forum to display their talents.” Around 153 volunteers from 11 universities participated in the camp.