GoI Keen Towards Peaceful, Prosperous Welfare Of KPs: Minister

Says Concrete Measures Taken To Rehabilitate KPs In Their Homeland

Baramulla- Asserting that Kashmiri migrants constitute part and parcel of Kashmir’s composite culture, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nisith Pramanik said on Wednesday that the government led by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is keen towards the peaceful and prosperous welfare of Kashmiri migrants.

Pramanik, who also holds the portfolio of MoS, Youth Affairs and Sports, further said that several concrete measures have been taken in order to ensure their rehabilitation so that they live in their homeland with peace and harmony, an official spokesperson said

The Minister, he said, made these remarks during inspection of Transit Accommodation Camp at Khawjabagh Baramulla where he took first hand appraisal of its construction work.

He was accompanied by DIG North Kashmir Uday Baskar, Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar, SSP Baramulla Rayees Mohammad and other senior functionaries of the administration.

According to the spokesperson, the transit camp, having the accommodation facility for about 320 families, shall be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 40.32 Crores in which 192 flats will be completed in December of this year while rest of the flats will be completed in March next year.

While terming the people of Kashmir having loving and accommodative nature, the Minister, as per the spokesperson said that time has come when the people of different faiths and beliefs live with peace and prosperity.

“He said that unity in diversity as envisaged in ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav” initiative, is the only unifying factor for a strong nation,” he said.

Pertinent to mention that Union MoS was on a two day’s visit to Baramulla district as part of the Union Government’s special public outreach programme which aims to evoke feedback from different stakeholders besides listening to their developmental aspirations and other concerns.

According to the spokesperson, the Minister said that youth of Kashmir have immense potential to contribute in nation building and there is a need to provide appropriate platforms for harnessing it in a right and constructive way.

Pramanik, he said, also reiterated upon the government’s commitment of empowering youth by means of various youth engagement activities and said that various programmes are in pipeline which will enable our youth to perform progressively.

“He also said that the future of every nation rests on its youth and they need to identify their role for the upliftment of the nation,” he said.

While enlisting various interventions taken by the present dispensation, he said, the Minister also stated that the government is committed to provide all facilities including sophisticated infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir for sports related activities so that the youth are engaged in sports and build their careers in it.

“Later, the MoS laid the foundation stone of Residential Apartments (2BHK) for BDCs at Veerwan Baramulla being established at an estimated cost of Rs. 633.44 lacs which has been highly applauded by PRIs and other concerned stakeholders,” the spokesperson said.

“The Minister also paid surprise visit to a local tea shop where he took a cup of tea along with some senior officers. The move was taken as an austerity measure in order to foster and promote the friendly interaction between Govt and general public besides bridging the gap between the two,” he added.

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