J&K Witnessing New Dawn Of Development: LG

Hails Security Forces For Playing ‘Commendable Role’ In UT

Jammu: Praising the government forces for playing a commendable role and promoting peaceful and inclusive society, the Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said on Thursday that in the last 13 months, there has been a meaningful change, and the Union Territory was witnessing a new dawn of development by overcoming the difficulties.

Sinha made these remarks after flagging off Central Reserve Police Force’s cycle rally from Jammu to Raj Ghat, New Delhi as a part of “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” celebrations, an official spokesperson said.

Four cycle rallies of CRPF from Jorhat, Sabarmati, Kanyakumari, and Jammu passing through various historical places will culminate at Raj Ghat memorial on October 2.

According to the official spokesperson, the LG saluted the security forces for playing commendable role in Jammu and Kashmir and promoting peaceful and inclusive society.

The LG, he said, observed that the CRPF has a rich legacy of 83 years of serving the nation, and with countless stories of valor and sacrifices, such unique examples were rare in the history of security agencies.

“In the last 13 months, there has been a meaningful change, and Jammu & Kashmir is witnessing a new dawn of development by overcoming the difficulties,” Sinha said.

“The recent structural changes brought about in the governance paradigm in J&K have given impetus to the overall development, be it in the field of agriculture, education, industry, infrastructure, rural connectivity, or employment and entrepreneurship,” he added.

As per the official spokesperson, the LG said that his government is encouraging and enabling people to connect and contribute for UT's sustainable development through empowerment and people’s participation which are the bedrocks of individual well-being.

“We need to prepare ourselves with a vision of the next 25 years. I am confident that when we celebrate 100 years of Independence in the year 2047, the new J&K will have a special place with its contribution to the developmental saga of our great nation,” the LG said, adding that the reforms made in various sectors have brought about a radical change and its benefits are reaching even to far-flung and remote areas of the UT.

“Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav holds the spirit of freedom movement and remembers the sacrifices of our freedom fighters, who have inspired us to conquer various challenges and make a special place in the whole world today,” Sinha said, as per official spokesperson.

Appreciating the efforts of CRPF in promoting peace and goodwill, the LG, as per the official spokesperson said that the cycle rally reaching Rajghat on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi will take CRPF’s efforts of ensuring National Security, Human welfare, and other humanitarian works to every citizen.

“I have full faith in your extraordinary valour. You not only have to keep a close watch against anti-national elements but also teach a lesson to those who try to disturb our unity and peace. I wish you all the very best for this cycle rally and may this 810 km journey fill you with new energy and greater values of human philosophy,” the LG added.

Rashmi Shukla, ADG CRPF delivered the welcome address, while Bhanu Pratap, DIG presented the vote of thanks, the official spokesperson said.


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