Srinagar (J&K), Aug 11 (ANI): A two-day workshop on ‘Himayat’ scheme was held for project implementation agencies in Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir. The workshop which commenced on August 8, was organised by Jammu Kashmir State Rural Livelihood Mission (JKSRLM). Himayat is training cum placement programme for unemployed youth of Jammu & Kashmir, with an aim to provide training and employment to 1.25 lakh youth in 3 years. The scheme comes under the umbrella of Deen Dayal Upadhaya Gramin Kaushalaya Yojana (DDU-GKY) with a focus on providing skilled and sustainable employment for rural poor. Mission Director of Himayat Scheme, Kapil Sharma, highlighted the need and importance of the Himayat Scheme in Jammu and Kashmir. He said Himayat programme is not just another scheme but a mission and a responsibility to counsel, train and place the youth of the state so that they can be productive for themselves and for the society as well. He added that counseling programmes will be held in future with the aspiring candidates and one with their parents so that all the misconceptions about the training and the placement thereof are addressed among them. Representatives of different private companies of project implementation agencies participated in this orientation workshop.