Srinagar, Sep 18: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday said there is need to identify and isolate the elements part of the terror ecosystem in Jammu and Kashmir. Our youth has sacrificed for the peace and progress in the region, he said.
Addressing the people after laying foundation stone of Rs 49.32 crore worth 125-bedded District Hospital Complex, at Reshipora, Budgam, he said youth of Jammu and Kashmir who had joined defence ranks are sacrificing their lives and fighting with terrorists for unity and sovereignty of the country.
“Be it Colonel Manpreet Singh, Major Ashish Dhonchak, DySP Humayun Bhat, Saifullah or Mudasir like our sons, who sacrificed their lives for our peace and progress,” he said.
LG Sinha said “there is a need to think about what we can contribute for the development of Jammu and Kashmir. If people will understand their responsibilities and duties, I believe that no power in the world can defeat our intentions”.
“There are still some elements who want to disturb the peaceful atmosphere in the region, to stop the development here. I want to appeal to people to identify these faces, and save society from their ill intentions,” LG Sinha said.
The Lt. Governor said some people were exposed and there are still few faces who are working behind the curtains. If people want to see a peaceful and developed J&K, it is the time that every citizen should raise their voice and save future generations from conflict profiteers.
“It is the moral duty of people of Jammu and Kashmir to identify the elements who are part of the terror ecosystem and isolate them from the society,” he said.
LG Sinha said both UT administration and security forces are doing their job wisely and I want to appeal to people to support us in making this paradise terror free.
“The UT administration is determined to create a fear-free, terrorism-free, corruption-free and future-oriented Jammu Kashmir. We salute our soldiers and police personnel who laid down their lives in combating terrorism. I assure the people that we will make J&K terror-free. This is our resolve,” the Lt Governor said.
He called upon the citizens to discharge their duties and contribute to the development of J&K.
“Development should become a powerful people’s movement in all 20 districts and the elements making efforts to disturb peace must be isolated by the society, " LG added.
He said the conflict profiteers who kept the people of J&K away from mainstream development, those who built their houses in foreign countries and sent their children abroad for studies think that they only have all the rights on government resources.
“We have been successful in breaking the backbone of the ecosystem of conflict profiteers and will strike the last nail in the coffin of these subversive forces,” LG added.
Meanwhile, addressing the gathering, Lt. Governor Sinha extended his heartfelt congratulations to the people of Budgam and emphasised the significance of this development milestone. He stated, "today is a historic day for all of us in terms of development. The 125-bedded Hospital will fulfill the long pending demand and dream of the people of having all the health facilities under one roof."
Lt. Governor Sinha also highlighted the administration's endeavours to establish transparent and responsive governance, stressing the successful execution of projects within specified timeframes. He noted, "We have travelled a long distance in the last three years in terms of speedy execution of projects within the stipulated period and eliminated the gap between the aspirations of people and the delivery by administration with dedication and commitment."
On the subject of the PM Vishwakarma scheme, the Lt. Governor detailed its benefits, including toolkit incentives, training for artisans, collateral-free credit support, and more. He emphasized Jammu and Kashmir's status as a significant beneficiary of central government schemes and pledged to extend these benefits to artisans and craftspeople.
Lt. Governor Sinha expressed confidence that Budgam is on the path to becoming a Smart City and announced the initiation of the process to establish a Cluster University in Budgam.
Nazir Ahmad Khan, Chairman, District Development Council, Budgam, expressed gratitude to the Lt. Governor-led UT Administration for swift approval of the District Hospital Complex.
The event was attended by several dignitaries, including Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Bhupinder Kumar, Secretary Health and Medical Education; Vijay Bidhuri, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Akshay Labroo, Deputy Commissioner Budgam; PRI members, senior officers, and citizens from various walks of life.