UDHAMPUR, Jan 30: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space Dr Jitendra Singh said here today, “We are eternally indebted to Indian Army and can never repay for their sacrifices and services”. He said, it is because of them that we are able to carry on with our daily routine, as per our wishes, because they are there to guard us against any threat from within or outside.
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Responding to queries from media persons about the Shopian incident, on the sidelines of 3-day “Vision 2018” exhibition here, Dr Jitendra Singh said, it is also the responsibility of the elders in the society and the parents to educate their children not to indulge in any such act which interferes with the performance of duty by security forces and, at the same time, also puts the life of these children at risk.
During his one-day visit to Udhampur, Dr Jitendra Singh also went to the site of the River Devika Cleaning Project, which has been included in National River Conservation Project (NRCP). He was accompanied by Member of Parliament Shamsher Singh Manhas, Deputy Commissioner Ravinder Kumar and other senior officers. He was informed that the cleaning process around river Devika had already started and the civil work of construction of cremation ghats etc., will be undertaken after the appraisal of the DPR by IIT experts, which may take some more time.
Earlier in the morning, accompanied by Shamsher Singh Manhas, Dr Jitendra Singh arrived at the venue of the 3-day “Vision 2018” exhibition and after observing two-minute silence in the memory of deceased Chief Executive Councillor of Leh, Dr Sonam Dave, he went around each of the stalls depicting achievements of different Ministries and Departments over the last 3 years of the Modi Government.
Addressing the students on the occasion, Dr Jitendra Singh urged upon them to spend sufficient time in stalls depicting achievements of ISRO and other scientific departments. This, he said, might kindle their hidden aptitude for scientific research and work.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, in the field of space technology, India has covered an incredible journey, beginning from singing of hymns of “Chandamama” to achieving a supremacy and credibility wherein even the most advanced nations of the world like USA and Russia today approach Indian scientists to launch their satellites from Indian Launching Stations like Sriharikota.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, we have vindicated our pledge to use Atomic Energy for peaceful purposes and today India has set an example as a nation with Nuclear Energy being major source for its ever-increasing needs.
In the field of economy, Dr Jitendra Singh said, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the entire world is looking up to India to give a lead. It was more than evident at the recently held World Economic Forum meet at Davos, Switzerland . He said, we have moved from 146 to 100 in world ranking but we are not going to rest and the day is not far when we shall be on the top of the list.