LG Calls Upon Kashmir Youth To Join IAF


Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Sunday called upon youth of the Union Territory to join Indian Air Force and to take inspiration from the brave-hearts and discharge their social and moral responsibilities and renew their resolve towards nation building.

Addressing a gathering at the SKICC after inaugurating Indian Air Force’s Air Show ‘Give Wings to Your Dreams’, the LG saluted the courage and valour of IAF personnel and paid tributes to the martyrs of the Air Force who made supreme sacrifices in the line of duty, an official spokesperson said.

“Youth must take inspiration from our brave hearts, and discharge their social, moral duties with great responsibility and renew their resolve towards nation building,” Sinha said, while calling upon the youth of J&K UT to join the Indian Air Force to give wings to their dreams.

The LG, as per the official spokesperson underlined the need to encourage young minds to innovate and lead the way in technology and said that apart from value-based education; financial, scientific and technological knowledge are the key drivers to move ahead on the path of development.

“Under the able guidance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, we are making headways in establishing India as a Knowledge Economy and preparing our youth to meet the challenges of the future world,” ,” the LG said.

“Besides inculcating the spirit of nationalism, peace, and communal harmony, the air show has also made the youth of the region acquainted with the new technological advancements achieved by the Indian Air Force,” he added.

Terming women’s role as imperative in J&K’s socio-economic development, the LG, as per official spokesperson said that women empowerment will bring revolutionary changes in the society.

“From education to entrepreneurship, we are laying a solid platform for them so that they achieve new heights of success,” Sinha said.

“Our girls are leading by an example in every field. Mawya Sudan, the first woman fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force (IAF) from Rajouri district, and Tahira Rehman from Rajouri who has been selected as flying officer in IAF are inspiring other young girls of J&K to follow in their footsteps,” he added.

According to the official spokesperson, the LG also congratulated the youth from J&K who have qualified the UPSC exam, 2020.

Later, the LG and other dignitaries went around the Photo-exhibition depicting the history of IAF organized to mark the occasion.

“This is the first-of-its-kind aerial display conducted by IAF after a gap of 13 years in Srinagar,” the official spokesperson said.

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