Jammu, Nov 5: Lauding the huge contribution of the skilled and unskilled workforce, BJP leader Devender Singh Rana Friday said that the construction workers were a great source of national integration with their presence beyond the boundaries of their native places.
“Like elsewhere in the country, the construction workers portray a mini India in Jammu and Kashmir with some coming from far away Bihar, UP, and Billaspur,” a statement of BJP quoted Rana as saying while flagging off a ‘Vishawkarma rally’ at Katra to commemorate ‘Vishwa Karma Day’.
He said Vishwa Karma represents the universal ethos of the Sanatan Dharma ‘VasudevaKutumbkam’ and it was heartening that given their skill they were making the presence of India felt in every part of the world by dint of their determination and vision.
“They are the builders of the nation and contributing even in the building of the entire world,” Rana said while saluting the valour and hard work of the workers.
He expressed hope that the workers from Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of the country would continue to contribute to the development in this part of the country – be it in the government sector or the private sector.
Rana said that the workers from here and outside complement and supplement each other and were an inspiration to all for working in all the conditions.
He greeted the workers for giving dignity to labour and building a new J&K as shining part of India.
Rana expressed hope that the occasion would be observed with gaiety and fervour in true spirit of the Jammu ethos.
Meanwhile, in a separate statement issued here, Rana while terming empowerment of Jammu province as a mission called for collective efforts in this regard, saying that this would eventually lead to empowerment of J&K and thereby a strong nation.
“Let’s work with sincerity of purpose and single-mindedly in achieving this objective,” the statement quoted Rana as saying while interacting with devotees after joining the Goverdhan Puja at the Ram Mandir at PuraniMandi.
He said Jammu had to grow as an equal player in the developmental and economic odyssey with the feeling of fair play ending the era of despondency, deprivation and dejection among the people.
“All, irrespective of region, religion, caste or creed must have equal rights on the resources and role in the decision making and governance,” Rana said.
He prayed for peace, tranquility and harmony in J&K as also the nation.
Offering good wishes to the devotees after paying obeisance, Rana expressed hope that this was an occasion to spread the universal message of Sanatan Dharma for peace and amity besides inspiring the people to rededicate themselves to the service of humanity.