Govt Creating System That Serves Equal Opportunities To All: LG

Jammu: The Union Territory Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said on Sunday that his administration is moving ahead to bring about meaningful and lasting change by connecting every citizen with the mainstream of development, providing equal opportunities to all.

Sinha made these remarks during this month’s episode of the ‘Awaam Ki Awaaz’ programme dedicated to the fallen soldiers of 1971 War.

During the radio programme, the official spokesperson said that the LG voiced valuable insights received from the various corners for drafting development policies as per the needs of the people and passed directions to the concerned departments in this regard, thus making the governance process more inclusive, participatory and people-centric.

Addressing the people, he said, Sinha also shared a slew of measures recently taken by the UT Government for the growth and prosperity of J&K. He said that the LG also called upon the people to discharge their social & moral responsibilities and complement government’s efforts in taking J&K to new heights of development.

“Following the ideals of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji, we are moving ahead to bring about meaningful and lasting change in the life of the people by connecting every citizen with the mainstream of development,” the LG said.

Sinha further said that in the last two years, under the guidance of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, we have tried to create a system that serves everyone with equal opportunities.

“It is our endeavour to mobilize all the resources to improve the standard of living in the areas which have been deprived of progress for decades,” he added.

He also cited examples of innovations, saying that like the walnut cracking Machine, thresher for maize extraction and gas cylinder lifting machine under his belt, people like Mushtaq Ahmad Dar of Dooru Anantnag are emerging as shining examples of innate ingenuity, dedication and doggedness.

According to the official spokesperson, the LG mentioned about the young innovator Harmanjot Singh of Jammu and the first female hockey coach of the valley, Reebu Hassan who defied odds and emerged victorious.

“Tangmarg-based skier Arif Khan will represent the country in the Beijing Winter Olympics to be held in February. The whole nation is proud of him,” Sinha said.

The LG also responded to the wide range of suggestions from the people hailing from various parts of the Union Territory and highlighted various measures being undertaken by the government for improving the standard of living of common citizens in Jammu city.

“As many as 39 important projects have been completed under Smart City at a cost of Rs. 673 crore and work on 45 other projects are going on at a fast pace,” Sinha said.

On this occasion, the official spokesperson said that the LG also extended his heartfelt tributes to the Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, his wife, and all the officers and jawans who lost their lives in a tragic Chopper crash.

Sinha, he said, also paid homage to the policemen who were killed in a militant attack on their bus in Zewan area of the city outskirts.

“I want to assure the fellow countrymen that the sacrifice of our brave police personnel will not go in vain,” he added.

Addresses BHU’s Alumni Awards Of Excellence

Sinha, addressed IIT-BHU’s “Alumni Awards of Excellence 2021-22” at an event organized in New Delhi, an official spokesperson said Sunday.

On the occasion, the LG, he said, paid tributes and remembered Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Ji and extended his best wishes to those who received the Alumni Award of Excellence.

He said that the LG stated that the credit for the country's first industrial policy goes to Mahamana who had laid the foundation of technical education in India.

“After tireless efforts, Mahamana established the Banaras Engineering College (BENCO) in 1919. Today, that small engineering campus of BHU has grown into a prominent institution in the field of technical education from where thousands of famous personalities have completed their higher education and played an important role in the economic and educational progress of our country,” Sinha said.

Speaking on the role of alumni of higher education institutions in the era of globalization, the LG, as per the official spokesperson said alumni are critical to the success of higher education institutions.

“They build and develop the institute's brand, besides guiding new students, providing internships, and creating a host of career opportunities for our youths,” the LG said.

He further said alumni, whether from the field of engineering or science, have a great responsibility to eliminate digital divide to bring villages and cities closer to each other.

“Alumni can contribute significantly in ending the inequality prevailing in the society,” Sinha added.

According to the official spokesperson, the LG underlined that the relationship between universities and students is a lifelong commitment and in this mutual relationship alumni are a resource that plays a more meaningful role with changing times.

“The Lt Governor said proper development of knowledge and skills along with resources is imperative for building a civilized society. The wealth of knowledge of former and present students can find solutions to all kinds of physical, cultural needs for establishing the welfare nation as envisioned by Mahamana,” he said.

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