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Pays tributes to Dr. S P Mookerjee for ‘sacrificing life for united and modern India’

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday said the administration has empowered the underprivileged, established social equality and ushered in a new era for the people of the Union territory to realise their dreams and aspirations.

Sinha paid tributes to freedom fighter Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee at Urliwand in Kathua district and said he was undoubtedly one of the greatest scholars and statesmen of the country.

“In August 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid the biggest tribute to Dr Mookerjee’s vision, his struggle and sacrifice by effecting total integration of Jammu Kashmir with the rest of the country. He restored the human dignity and social justice in J&K, which is now walking on a new journey of development”, Sinha said while addressing a ‘Tiranga Utsav’ programme organised by the district administration.

Despite all obstacles, we have achieved several milestones, he said.

“We have been able to empower the underprivileged, establish social equality, bring industrial development, usher in a new era for young men and women to realise their dreams and aspirations,” the LG said.

“The participation in the national anthem singing competition across J&K and 8,000 school children displaying the national flag under ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign in the Tral area of Pulwama is the true reflection of the new J&K,” he said.

“With the determined efforts of the administration and the active contribution of the common people, we will make J&K the most developed and top performer UT in the country,” Sinha said.

Paying tributes to Mookerjee, the LG said he sacrificed his life for a united and modern India. “Let us strive to become his worthy heirs,” he added.

“Mookerjee’s slogan of ‘Ek Vidhan, Ek Nishan, Ek Pradhan’ gave a new vision, a new awakening, a new inspiration to the people for a united and modern India,” Sinha said.

“A towering man of ideas and ideals, Dr. Mookerjee laid the foundation for the industrial development of the country by setting up three most significant industrial undertakings, and formulated policies which prepared the ground for future,” observed the LG.

“In order to make the country self-sufficient in essential goods including defence, Dr. Mookerjee encouraged private investment, supported private enterprises with suitable administrative regulations for speedy industrialization,” he added.

On the occasion, the LG paid floral tributes to freedom fighters and honored the family members of the bravehearts of J&K Police and security forces who have made supreme sacrifice in service of the nation.

The LG also hoisted a 100 feet high Tricolor and appealed to the people to participate in ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign, bring home the national flag with honour and pride.

Col Mahan Singh, DDC chairman, Kathua; Raghunandan Singh, vice-chairman DDC Kathua and Naresh Sharma, president Municipal Council Kathua paid homage to the martyrs of the security forces.

Rahul Pandey, Deputy Commissioner Kathua delivered the welcome address.

Mukesh Singh, ADGP Jammu; Ramesh Kumar, Divisional Commissioner Jammu; Vivek Gupta DIG, besides senior officials were present on the occasion.

Rajiv Jasrotia, former minister; former legislators; PRI & ULB members, and people from all walks of life were also present.

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