New Delhi- The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said on Sunday that voluntary organizations and individuals working together with the administrative machinery have the potential to bring about revolutionary changes in the lives of people, bridging gaps in the systems and contributing to the progress of society and the nation.
“Selfless service holds the key to our future. In our quest towards nation building, we need to ensure that the growth benefits are equally distributed amongst all sections of the society, especially the poorest of the poor,” Sinha said.
He made these remarks while conferring Chetna Awards-2022 to honour the contribution of change makers in social transformation, at IHC New Delhi on Sunday, an official spokesperson said.
Sinha, he said, stressed on the need to strengthen the interface between administration and voluntary citizens’ group for efficient delivery of services and giving focused attention to social sector priorities such as environment, women empowerment, tribal welfare and care for the aged and specially-abled.
“Voluntary organizations and individuals working together with the administrative machinery have the potential to bring about revolutionary changes in the lives of people, bridging gaps in the systems and contributing to the progress of society and the nation,” the LG said.
According to the spokesperson, the LG expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the PM has introduced unsung heroes as new inspirations to the society.
The LG, he said, also released the Coffee Table Book titled “Chetna Heroes-Spreading Goodness” and made a special mention of Nazia Hurra, a resident of J&K’s Bandipora who is working for the well-being of specially-abled children and the people belonging to poor & marginal sections of society.
“Despite numerous challenges in her personal life, Nazia has succeeded in creating conducive environment for less privileged in Bandipora and Ganderbal and motivating others to follow the path of Seva,” Sinha said.
On the occasion, the LG handed over awards to around 32 change-makers for rendering their continuous selfless services to the society.
“It was an honour and a privilege to felicitate India’s best and most deserving changemakers. All these men and women devoted to constructive social work are the real heroes of national development. They form the backbone of our social sector and are truly inspiring others, especially the younger generation, to participate in selfless service to the society,” the LG added.
According to the spokesperson, the Parliamentarians, K.J. Alphons and Smt Locket Chatterjee also spoke on the occasion and lauded the spirit of selfless service to the society of all who received the Chetna Award today.
Alphons, he said, appreciated the unprecedented development works going on in Jammu Kashmir under the present LG -led UT Administration.
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