Lt Governor’s message on National Farmers’ Day
JAMMU: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, in his message on the occasion of the National Farmers’ Day (Kisan Diwas), paid rich tributes to former Prime Minister, Chaudhary Charan Singh. The former Prime Minister played a pivotal role in empowerment of the farmers, he added.
Acknowledging massive contribution of the farmers in Nation’s growth and development, the Lt Governor observed that the day must be seen as an opportunity to create awareness among people, especially the youth, on the importance of farmers and farming for a healthy and prosperous nation.
The Lt Governor observed that welfare of the farmers is one of the key focus areas of J&K Government and laid special emphasis on providing sustained handholding to the farmers, besides giving a determined push to Agriculture and allied sectors for achieving better results on the ground.
Farmers have a major role to play in achieving inclusive growth of the nation. There is ample scope of entrepreneurship in Agriculture and allied fields and more youth should be encouraged to take up Agriculture as a career, said the Lt Governor.