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Perpetrators of Rajouri terror attack will pay heavy price: LG Sinha

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Seeks people’s participation for effective implementation of projects

Jammu: Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday said the perpetrators responsible for the recent terror attack on a village in Rajouri district will have to pay a heavy price for their heinous action.

According to an official press release, addressing the people of the Union Territory in his monthly radio programme ‘Awaam Ki Awaaz’, the LG said the whole nation stands united in the fight against terrorism.

Seven people belonging to a particular community were killed and 14 others injured in twin strikes by terrorists at Dhangri village of Rajouri on January 01 and 02.

Paying tributes to civilians who lost their lives in the attack, Sinha said concrete measures are being taken to ensure families of martyrs live a life of dignity.

“Perpetrators will have to pay a heavy price for their heinous action. The whole nation stands united in the fight against terror,” he said.

He said, “We have entered a New Year united in step and united in resolve. We have triumphed over several challenges and achieved new milestones in several sectors of the economy in 2022.

“The new initiatives have helped fulfill the aspirations of the common man. Today, the goal before us is clear. With active public participation, we are treading the path of rapid, inclusive, equitable, and sustainable development of Jammu Kashmir,” he added.

He said people’s participation is needed for the effective implementation of projects on the ground.

Dr. Udesh Pal Sharma and Jaspreet Singh from Poonch have given enviable strength and self-confidence to society. They are earning the trust and goodwill of people through their hard work, he added.

Sharing inspiring stories of the citizens selflessly serving humanity, the LG made special mention of women change-makers who are driving socio-economic change in society.

“Women are key drivers of social transformation… we also must draw inspiration from those who are shining examples of Nari Shakti and empowering others economically and socially,” he said.

“Jagmohan Kaur, Sarpanch of Rajouri’s Sangpur Panchayat, is inspiring people of her area with her incredible work and quest for social change on the ground,” the LG noted.

“We also must draw inspiration from Zamruda and Zeenat of Kupwara who are shining examples of Nari Shakti and empower others economically and socially,” added the LG.

While highlighting the important role being played by the youth of Jammu and Kashmir for social transformation, the LG appreciated the work of two youngsters from central Kashmir’s Budgam  — Zahid Hussain and Aqib Baba –for establishing a library for the underprivileged students and shaping the future of the young generation.

“Compassion is the key to social development. More enlightened people in the society must come forward and strengthen the efforts of the administration towards public welfare,” Sinha said.

He reiterated the Jammu and Kashmir administration’s commitment to strengthen the rural economy and encouraged progressive farmers and agripreneurs to usher in a new era of new-age agriculture in the Union Territory and mentioned about Arun Sharma from Kothri village, Ramban.

“He is a symbol of true grit, through his experiment in farming, Arun is motivating farmer communities of adjoining areas to aim high,” the LG added.

Referring to the suggestion — received from Pooja Raina and Mohammad Sadiq Poswal — about an integrated policy to mitigate the problem of water logging in urban areas in Jammu, the LG said the administration has worked out seven action plans for all the cities of Jammu & Kashmir for addressing road and sewer related problems.

He also requested the citizens to report any issues related to encroachment on roads creating obstructions in water flow and sewer connectivity or water logging in their locality to the respective helpline number for appropriate action.

Responding to the suggestion of starting a campaign for Agro and Social Forestry by Majeed Naikoo from Anantnag, the LG highlighted various endeavours of the government which have been successful in protecting the natural resources and making tree plantation a mass movement.

The LG further shared the suggestions received from Rashid Chowdhary from Poonch and Basheer Ahmed from Srinagar; Jammu’s Rajeshwar Singh Jamwal and Srinagar’s Ghulam Mohiuddin pertaining to the rejuvenation and treatment of water bodies and urban drains, smart citizens for making the city smarter and an integrated plan for promoting the poultry sector and directed the concerned departments to take appropriate action on the valuable inputs by the citizens.

The LG also extended Republic Day greetings in advance and urged all to introspect on the duties and responsibilities towards the nation, fulfill the resolve of equality and social justice and make Jammu Kashmir and India better, prosperous, and safer.

People listening to ‘Awaam  ki Awaaz’ programme

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