Whole nation stands united in its fight against terror: LG

‘PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION NEEDED FOR EFFECTIVE ON-GROUND PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION’
J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha during a press conference. [Image for representational purpose only]
J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha during a press conference. [Image for representational purpose only] File: Mir Imran for Greater Kashmir

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Sunday asserted that the whole nation was united in its fight against terror and reiterated that the perpetrators of terror attack in Rajouri would have to pay a heavy price for their heinous action.

He made this assertion in this month’s “Awaam Ki Awaaz” programme, while paying tributes to the civilians martyred in the Rajouri terror attack.

“My tributes to civilians martyred in the terror attack in Rajouri. Perpetrators will have to pay a heavy price for their heinous action. Concrete measures are being taken to ensure families of martyrs live a life of dignity.  The whole nation stands united in its fight against terror,” said the Lieutenant Governor.

“We have entered into a new year united in step and united in resolve. We have triumphed over several challenges and achieved new milestones in several sectors of the economy in 2022. The new initiatives have helped fulfill the aspirations of the common man,” he said.

“Today, the goal before us is clear. With active public participation, we are treading the path of rapid, inclusive, equitable and sustainable development of Jammu Kashmir. People’s participation is needed for effective implementation of projects on the ground,” LG Sinha added.

Sharing inspiring stories of the citizens selflessly serving humanity, the Lieutenant Governor said, “The enlightened citizens like Dr Udesh Pal Sharma and Jaspreet Singh from Poonch have given enviable strength and self-confidence to the society. They are earning the trust and goodwill of people through their hard work.”

He made special mention of women change-makers who were driving socio-economic change in the society.

“Women are key drivers of social transformation. Jagmohan Kaur, Sarpanch of Rajouri’s Sangpur Panchayat, is inspiring people of her area with her incredible work and quest for social change on the ground,” the Lieutenant Governor noted.

“We also must draw inspiration from Jamruda and Zeenat of Kupwara who are shining examples of Nari Shakti and empower others economically and socially,” he added.

While highlighting the important role being played by the youth of Jammu & Kashmir for social transformation, the Lieutenant Governor appreciated the work of Budgam’s Zahid Hussain and Aqib Baba for establishing a library for the underprivileged students and shaping the future of the young generation.

“Compassion is the key for social development. More enlightened people in the society must come forward and strengthen the efforts of the administration towards public welfare,” he said.

Reiterating the government’s commitment to strengthen the rural economy and encouraging progressive farmers and agripreneurs to usher in a new era of new age agriculture in the UT, LG Sinha mentioned about Arun Sharma from Kothri village, Ramban.  “He is a symbol of true grit, through his experiment in farming, Arun is motivating farmer communities of adjoining areas to aim high,” he added.

Referring to the suggestion received from Pooja Raina and Mohammad Sadiq Poswal from Jammu regarding an integrated policy to mitigate problem of water logging in urban areas, the Lieutenant Governor said, the administration worked out seven action plans for all the cities of Jammu & Kashmir for addressing road and sewer related problems.

He also requested the citizens to report any issues related to encroachment on roads creating obstructions in water flow and sewer connectivity or water logging in their locality to the respective helpline number for appropriate action.

Responding to the suggestion of starting a campaign for Agro and Social Forestry by Majeed Naikoo from Anantnag, the Lieutenant Governor highlighted various endeavours of the government which had been successful in protecting the natural resources and making tree plantation a mass movement.

He further shared the suggestions received from Rashid Chowdhary from Poonch and Basheer Ahmed from Srinagar; Jammu’s Rajeshwar Singh Jamwal and Srinagar’s Ghulam Mohiuddin pertaining to rejuvenation and treatment of water bodies and urban drains, smart citizens for making city smarter and an integrated plan for promoting the poultry sector and directed the concerned departments to take appropriate action on the valuable inputs by the citizens.

The Lt Governor also extended Republic Day greetings in advance and urged all to introspect on the duties and responsibilities towards the nation, fulfill the resolve of equality and social justice and make Jammu Kashmir and India better, prosperous and safer.

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