Advisor Bhatnagar hoists Tricolor at MA Stadium Jammu
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Post by on Monday, August 15, 2022
The 76th Independence Day was celebrated with patriotism and fervour across Jammu region today with Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar hoisting the tricolour at main function held at M A Stadium here.
The Advisor on the occasion also inspected the parade and took the salute from the contingents of JKP, BSF, CRPF, JKAP, SSB, ITBP, IRP, Women contingent, Forest Protection Force, NCC as well as school children.
While extending his Independence Day greetings to the participants, Advisor Bhatnagar in his address said that ‘Jammu & Kashmir is an integral part multicultural and multi ethnic India. “August 5, 2019 marks a new dawn in the history of J&K and since then, the region has embarked on a journey of impartial and equitable governance”, he said.
The Advisor said that due to the events post-reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir, over 20 thousand PoJK refugees have been provided democratic rights and are being recognised equal citizens of the nation while being provided opportunities to be a part of India’s march towards progress. They have also been provided a relief ofworth Rs 5.5 lakh per household, he added
To provide robust healthcare system to the citizens of Jammu & Kashmir’, the Advisor said that during the Covid pandemic, all efforts were made to ensure that there is no shortage of oxygen supply or hospital beds. He highlighted that all individuals above 18 years of age have been vaccinated. Similarly, 87 percent kids in the 12-14 age group have been provided the first dose and 77 percent of them have also received the second one’, he continued.
‘To strengthen the health sector, 5 hundred projects worth Rs 7000 crore have been taken up. 2 AIIMS, 7 Government Medical Colleges and 15 new Nursing Colleges are being set up in addition to 2 Cancer Institutes and 2 Bone and Joint Hospitals’, he continued.
The Advisor lauded implementation of the PMJAY SEHAT scheme and said that it is the only Union Territory of the country to provide free universal health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh per family, since its implementation from December 2020. ‘108 Jan Aushadhi Centres have also dedicated towards the welfare of the public since April this year. 80 percent families have been registered under the insurance scheme and 72.57 lakh Golden Cards have been issued under the scheme’, the Advisor remarked.