G20 Meet In Kashmir A Historic Opportunity: LG Sinha

File photo of J&K LG Manoj Sinha 

Srinagar- Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said on Thursday that the G20 meeting in Srinagar will give a new height to Jammu and Kashmir’s growth, boost limitless potential of tourism & hospitality sector besides enhancing economic prosperity to all sections of society.

“G20 meeting is a historic opportunity for J&K UT to showcase its vibrant culture, traditions and tourism potential. It belongs to all the citizens and they should come forward and be a part of this historic event,” Sinha said.

He made these remarks while interacting with the members of civil society groups, PRI members and representatives of various organizations and discussed the upcoming G20 meeting at Srinagar.

The LG also urged the civil society members to take advantage of this opportunity and encourage citizens, tourism and industry stakeholders to contribute to its grand success.

He expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for providing a powerful platform for the G20 meeting for connecting local and global aspirations.

“G20 meeting will give a new height to J&K’s growth, boost the limitless potential of the tourism & hospitality sector and enhance economic prosperity to all sections of society. It is also an opportunity for the handicraft sector to script a bright future,” the LG said.

Addressing the members of civil society groups, Sinha also talked about J&K’s journey on the path of accelerated development and the remarkable progress registered in various sectors since 2019.

“Never before had infrastructure development taken place at the kind of speed witnessed in the past 4 years. We are marching forward with the common vision of peace, progress and prosperity. Let us all re-dedicate ourselves to make this event a memorable one with the spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,” he added.

The LG also said that the Tourism sector is recovering fast after being affected adversely due to covid pandemic.

“We are making several interventions to give new momentum to the tourism and hospitality sector,” Sinha said, adding “Connectivity is the most important aspect not only for tourism but also for overall development. More than 1.50 lakh crore rupees worth highways & tunnel projects are being executed and the improved road & rail connectivity have brought J&K closer to the world,”

The LG also commended the contribution & cooperation of all stakeholders, civil society groups, and eminent citizens in the preparations of the upcoming G20 event starting from 22nd May in Srinagar.

Mayor SMC Junaid Azim Mattu, Chairperson, J&K Waqf Board Dr Darakhshan Andrabi, DDC Chairperson Baramulla & Chairperson J&K Haj Committee Ms Safina Baig Besides civil society members, representatives of various organizations and religious heads shared their valuable suggestions for making the G20 event at Srinagar a grand success.

They also assured their support and cooperation in the smooth conduct of upcoming Mela Kheer Bhawani, Haj pilgrimage and Shri Amarnathji yatra.

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