Srinagar, Sep 17 : Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha extended his heartfelt gratitude to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and the civil society for their enthusiastic engagement in the "Bhrashtachar-Mukt J&K Campaign" during this month's "Awaam Ki Awaaz" program. He reaffirmed the UT Administration's unwavering commitment to eradicating corruption and highlighted the collaborative approach aimed at bolstering transparency and accountability.
LG Sinha underscored the significance of a "whole-of-society" strategy in empowering citizens, rallying them against corruption, and rebuilding trust between the public and the government.
In his address, he asserted, "Ethical conduct should be ingrained in our way of life. It is heartening to witness collective endeavors aimed at eliminating the blight of corruption and an integrated approach to enhance transparency and accountability, ultimately contributing to the growth of a progressive and prosperous Jammu Kashmir."
The Lt. Governor also emphasized the substantial role of "Jan Bhagidari" (public participation) in fostering a conducive environment for societal advancement.
He further encouraged citizens to actively participate in the fight against corruption, emphasizing the need for more vigilant citizens to step forward and make their invaluable contributions.
During the program, LG Sinha acknowledged and applauded individuals who have made remarkable contributions to their communities. Notable mentions include National Award-winning teacher Reyaz Ahmad Sheikh from Anantnag and National Youth Brilliance Awardee Urfee Yousuf from S.P. College Srinagar, both recognized for their dedication to education.
LG Sinha also praised retired school teacher Reva Raina of Bhaderwah and retired bank employee Uma Sharma of Jammu for their commendable efforts in providing educational opportunities for out-of-school children.
Innovative farmers Baldev Raj, Manzoor Ahmed, and Masrat Jan were further recognized for their steadfast determination and pursuit of excellence in agriculture and related sectors.
The program also featured inspirational success stories of women and young entrepreneurs in the UT, including Reetika Mahajan from Udhampur and Gulshan Banoo from Kishtwar.
LG Sinha acknowledged the endeavors of Aamir Lone of Khadinayer, Baramulla, and Basit Hussain of Srinagar in their initiatives related to greenhouse projects, beekeeping, and the establishment of a Spice unit.
The Lt. Governor also shared suggestions received from citizens regarding the promotion of regional languages, the expansion of business units under self-help groups, and the encouragement of agri-tourism. Additionally, he discussed input on promoting tourism as a viable career option for youth.
LG Sinha stressed the historical opportunity presented by "Amrit Kaal" for people to unite with determination in the pursuit of building a strong and vibrant Jammu Kashmir. He also highlighted India's prominent role on the global stage, exemplified by the consensus on the New Delhi G20 Summit Declaration, which demonstrates its essential contribution to addressing global challenges.