Jammu- The Union Territory Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Singh said on Friday that by eliminating separatism and destroying the ecosystem of terrorism, his administration is making every effort to fulfill the hopes and dreams of the common citizens of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Friends, for 70 years after independence, we have heard the difficulties and problems of a very large section in Jammu and Kashmir, which was largely burdened by separatism, corruption and rule of a limited number of families. On 5th August 2019, the Prime Minister of the country, Narendra Modi got us rid of that mismanagement and all kinds of helplessness in Jammu and Kashmir,” Sinha said in his speech at 200th Raj Tilak celebrations of Maharaja Gulab Singh here on Friday.
According to an official spokesperson, the LG said that his government has completed 51,000 projects in the last financial year compared to 8-9 thousand projects completed in a year by spending thousands of crores before 2019.
“This is the result of a fear-free, corruption-free system. By eliminating separatism, destroying the ecosystem of terrorism, today the administration is making every effort to fulfill the hopes and dreams of the common citizen,” Sinha said.
The LG, as per the spokesperson said that J&K used to be at 13th and 14th place in terms of road construction in the country but today the Union Territory is at third place in the whole country.
“Earlier, in Jammu and Kashmir, 6 km of road was built daily, whereas today 20 km of road is being constructed every day. In 70 years, investment of only 15 thousand crore came in Jammu and Kashmir, but in just one year we have been able to bring investment of 51 thousand crore rupees,” the LG said.
He further said that under the leadership of PM, one lakh crore rupees are being spent on road and tunnel infrastructure, while today the farmer of Jammu and Kashmir is selling his fruits and vegetables not only in Delhi but also in markets of Dubai.
“The aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir have been linked with the aspirations of the country. Friends, this is the change that is visible to all and I am sure that the future generations will remember how much hardwork was done in taking the crown jewel of the country to the pinnacle of development,” he said.
Earlier, the LG paid rich tributes to the Maharaja Gulab Singh and said that there have been very few kings in pre partition India who are not known by the boundaries of their kingdom but because of the vastness of their personality.
“I bow to the virtuous memory of Maharaja Gulab Singh ji, epitome of bravery, strength, benevolence and spiritual light. He was undoubtedly one of the greatest warriors of his time and has a special place in every Indian heart. My greeting and best wishes to the people on his 200th coronation ceremony,” he said.
In the 18th century, the LG said, there were many kings and Maharajas, but in the 19th century, Maharaja Gulab Singh was the only great personality who started his life as a soldier and conquered large states with his strength and determination.
“Maharaja Gulab Singh established order in Jammu and was successful in taking the border of undivided India to the boundary of the former Soviet Republic for the first time. He did not bogged down despite suffering personal family loss and after acquiring Kashmir in 1846, the history of Jammu and Kashmir is known as a new history,” the LG said, as per official spokesperson.
“Whenever one gets to read the example of bravery and dedication in history, then there will definitely be mention of Maharaja Gulab Singh who shines on the top in the list of mighty warriors,” he added.
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