JAMMU, Jan 14: Speaker, Legislative Assembly and MLA Gandhi Nagar Kavinder Gupta was conferred with “Glory of India Award-2017”.
The award was presented to Kavinder Gupta by former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar during in a seminar on “Economic Growth and National Integration”, which was organized by the India International Friendship Society at India International Center, New Delhi.
IIFS presents awards annually to successful meritorious Indian personalities who have rendered excellence services in various fields like science and technology, education, industry, fine arts, politics and social work.
Addressing the dignitaries, Kavinder Gupta said “It is indeed an honour to receive this award from the society of such high repute and the most importantly to join the club of the personalities who have always been the source of inspiration for him like Mother Teresa, Former Vice President, BD Jatti, General Bikram Singh, General JJ Singh, who had also received this award before for their selfless service towards the society.
J&K has seen a reasonable increase in its economic activities in the recent past and is working towards overcoming the memories of separatism and insurgency which somehow slowdown the economic activities of J&K by badly effecting the tourism sector which remained the front runner for decades together in the GDP of the State, he added.
He informed that the tourist inflow in J&K which was 50,000 per day in early 1980’s has been reduced to meager 500 per day by the onset of 21st century.
He said that demonetization by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a surgical strike on the corruption, naxalism, separatism, counterfeit currency, militancy, human trafficking, adding that demonetization would prove to be boon for the economic activities and strengthening the economic condition of not only one State but the whole country. The States like J&K, North-East, Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal and others being the worst sufferers of such evils would be the major beneficiaries now, he added.