Govt committed to develop Ladakh as most sought-after destination: DyCM

Participants performing in Losar Festival in Jammu on Thursday.
Participants performing in Losar Festival in Jammu on Thursday.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 28: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said the Government is committed to ensure holistic development of Ladakh region by providing state of art facilities in different sectors.
The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a function held in connection with the celebration of Losar Festival organized by All Ladakh Students Association Jammu (ALSAJ) dedicated to 19th Skushok Bakula on his birth centenary here today.
Minister for Co-operatives, Chering Dorjay was also present.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that Ladakh is the crown of the State and we will ensure that it comes up as one of the most sought-after destinations in the whole of the country. He said several flag ship programmes have already been undertaken for ensuring holistic development of this world-famous region in different sectors so that people living in this hilly region get all the requisite facilities needed for modern housing needs.
Dr Singh said that people of the region have also rendered innumerable scarifies for defending the territorial integrity of the State and country, which is highly commendable and needs to be appreciated by every county man. He said that they have also exhibited extraordinary valor in difficult times as well and history stands testimony to the fact.
Responding to the demands raised by ALSAJ, the Deputy Chief Minister said that these will be redressed by taking them up within the country at an earliest. He said that the Government is committed to provide quality education and the related facilities to the student community in general and special prison will be provided to the students belonging to Ladakh region.
Speaking on the occasion, Dorjay stressed upon the students to take a resolve on this Losar to follow the path of righteousness as shown by the teachings of 19th Skushok Bakula. He asked the   Ladakhi community to strive for achieving quality education and serve the society by working for peace, love, compassion which is fundamental to celebration of Losar.
Dorjey said in Ladakh Losar is regarded as the most important socio – religious event. “The festivities form an amalgamation of ancient rituals, folk dance, music and other performing arts”, he added.
He further said, “Losar is marked by ancient ceremonies that represent the struggle between good and evil, symbolizes throwing away of the evil and marks bidding farewell to the old year and welcoming the new one”.
Highlighting the rich heritage and diversity of Ladakh, the home to people of different religions, the Minister said, “we represent a particular culture, language and nature so we should strengthen the diversity which helps in flourishing the region.”


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