Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday said the perpetrators responsible for the recent militant attack on a village in Rajouri district will have to pay a heavy price for their heinous action.
Addressing the people of the Union Territory in his monthly radio programme ‘Awaam Ki Awaaz’, the Lt Governor 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 a twin strike by militants at Dhangri village of Rajouri on January 1 and 2.
Paying tributes to civilians who lost their lives in the militant 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 militant,” 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 fulfil 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 effective implementation of projects on the ground.
Sharing inspiring stories of the citizens selflessly serving humanity, the Lt Governor made special mention of women change-makers who are driving socio-economic change in the 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.
While highlighting the important role being played by the youth of Jammu and Kashmir for social transformation, the Lt Governor appreciated the work of two youngsters from central Kashmir’s Budgam for establishing a library for the underprivileged students and shaping the future of the young generation.
“Compassion is the key for 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 encouraging progressive farmers and agripreneurs to usher in a new era of new age agriculture in the Union Territory.
Referring to the suggestion about an integrated policy to mitigate the problem of water logging in urban areas in Jammu, the Lt Governor 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.
The Lt Governor 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.–(PTI)