‘People deprived of development for 7 decades’
MEERUT, Sept 11: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today addressed an event ‘Badalte Bharat Mein Nikharta Kashmir’ organized in memory of one of the outstanding writers Dushyant Kumar at Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.
Remembering Dushyant Kumar, Sinha said that he made an enormous contribution to enrich the literary and cultural heritage of the country, which provides an unending source of energy and motivation to people.
He appreciated Dushyant Kumar Foundation for organizing a seminar on the changing scenario of Kashmir in the virtuous memory of the great literary personality.
Dushyant Kumar’s creative expression reflects J&K’s cultural pluralism. His timeless words are full of hope for social equality, and overall transformation of society, which is being witnessed by J&K UT after a long wait of 70 years, he said.
“People of J&K were deprived of development. Vested interests kept J&K away from progress and prosperity for seven decades. In August 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi fulfilled the dreams of Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee and connected the people of Jammu Kashmir with the mainstream of development, Sinha observed.
“In the last three years, we have overcome many difficulties and there has been a significant improvement in the situation in UT. Terror-free, corruption-free and transparent system have replaced uncertainty, nepotism and corruption. The rule of social justice and equality has been established. This process of transformation is offering a fertile ground for individual growth,” said the Lt Governor.
The Industrial scene in J&K has changed dramatically in the last two years and investments continue to flow for economic activities that guarantee social welfare and stability, he added.
“Jammu Kashmir has taken a giant leap in infrastructure development and sharply improved socio-economic parameters. We have embarked on several major initiatives in developing our social infrastructure to provide world-class amenities to people living in the far-flung areas of UT,” he observed.
Highlighting the major strides made in all the priority sectors, the Lt Governor said that the UT of J&K has registered massive improvements in various development parameters and is now emerging as one of the leading states/UTs.
“Today one of the main objectives of the administration is to eradicate disparities in society and different regions of UT. The successes and accomplishments in different sectors since August 2019 is a matter of great joy and pride for our citizens,” the Lt Governor further added.
Dr Rajendra Kumar, Dr Rahul Tyagi and members of Dushyant Kumar Foundation and prominent personalities from the literary world were present on the occasion.