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Govt provides opportunity to youth to lead from front in agriculture, allied sectors: LG

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Says, young agri-preneurs would be architects of glorious future of J&K


Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday asked the youth to contribute to building an egalitarian society, free from exploitation and discrimination.

Sinha said this as he attended the historic Jhiri Mela and paid obeisance to Baba Jitto at his Samadhi in Jhiri village, where he congratulated the devotees and all stakeholders for the successful conduct of the fair, an official press release said.

The annual fair organized in the revered memory of Baba Jitto and Bua Kodi brings devotees from various states together to share eternal values of truth, compassion and respect for farmers for their priceless contribution to society.

“The simplicity of Baba Jitto, his vision as an enlightened soul, and his life’s work as a farmer is an integral part of our spiritual-cultural ethos. His sacrifice for social justice and equality has been so profound that it has influenced many generations across the country,” the LG said.

He called upon the youth to recognize and internalize the values espoused by Baba Jitto and contribute to building an egalitarian society, free from exploitation and discrimination.

“It will be a real tribute to Baba Jitto that we dedicate ourselves to build an ideal and developed society,” he said.

Reiterating the resolve of the UT administration towards the socio-economic empowerment of the farming community, the LG said the Holistic Agriculture Development Program (HADP) and other farmer-centric reforms introduced by the administration are dedicated to the virtuous ideals of Baba Jitto.

‘Yuva Vani’ initiative of J&K administration “provides opportunity to youth to lead from the front in agriculture and allied sectors. Young agri-preneurs with hard work, commitment, skilling and financial support would be the architects of a glorious future of J&K UT,” he said.

The LG also impressed on the PRI representatives, social organizations and various stakeholders to actively participate in the government’s endeavours for the extension of the benefits of schemes and programmes to build a strong support system for the entire farming community.

On the occasion, the LG felicitated progressive farmers, agri-preneurs and officials engaged in the conduct of Jhiri Mela. He also inaugurated a Farmer Produces Organization – ‘The Nari Shakti’ from Teshil Mandal, Satwari.

Artists presented enthralling performances showcasing the rich art and culture of the region.

Bharat Bhushan, Chairman District Development Council Jammu;  Yasha Mudgul, Commissioner/Secretary, Cooperatives Department;  Ramesh Kumar, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Shakti Pathak, DIG, JSK Range; Sukhnandan Choudhary, former minister, PRI members, and people from different walks of life were present.

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