Tribune News Service
Srinagar, August 15
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant-Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday stated a brand new period of improvement had begun after the 2019 constitutional adjustments.
“After the 2019 constitutional changes, the Central Government took not one or two, but historic 50 decisions to transform the face of the region. This has led to a new era of normalcy and development in Jammu and Kashmir,” Sinha stated in his Independence Day speech at Sher-e-Kashmir cricket stadium in Srinagar after unfurling the Tricolour.
In his speech, Sinha urged the youths to interact in activism because the youth has the ability of transformation.
Hoisted the National Flag on the event of 74th Independence Day and addressed the guy residents of Jammu-Kashmir. pic.twitter.com/G18H6kOlhG
— Manoj Sinha (@manojsinha_) August 15, 2020
“My own student life was marked with activism. I ask youth of Jammu and Kashmir to direct their activism towards development as future leaders of the country,” he stated.
The Lt Gov stated after the independence, sadly, some improper choices had been taken and these choices inevitably led to resentment within the hearts of the folks of the Jammu and Kashmir.
“These decisions also distanced them from the rest. Generation after generation was sacrificed at the altar of hatred. Instead of countless doors that should have opened for the people in Independent India, numerous doors closed upon the people, and distances increased,” Lt Gov Sinha stated.
The Lt Gov laid 5 targets for his authorities, which he stated can be transparency in governance, grassroots democracy, folks’s welfare, accelerated improvement and creation of employment alternatives.
He stated former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee laid nice emphasis on ‘insaniyat’, ‘jamhooriyat’ and ‘Kashmiriyat’.
“But humanity conceded defeat to terrorism for decades in Kashmir, democracy suffered at the hands of vested interests, and Kashmiriyat was massacred to appease the hatred that ensued. It is a matter of great sorrow that the legacy of cultural syncretism has been eclipsed by the vicious story of sectarianism,” Sinha stated.
He stated they needed to “transform the narrative” as soon as once more.
The LG stated he was deeply impressed by the spirit of the Hindu-Muslim unity in Jammu and Kashmir.
Lt Gov Sinha additionally recalled sacrifices by numerous freedom fighters.
“This day inspires us to preserve and protect the Independence and integrity of our country and create a poverty-free, disease-free and illiteracy-free society,” he stated.
The Independence Day perform was held peacefully amid tight safety.
The authorities additionally suspended the cell web for a number of hours as a precautionary measure. However, cell telephone providers weren’t suspended. Strict restrictions had been imposed in Srinagar to make sure peaceable Independence Day perform.