Wednesday , July 17 2024

The Lieutenant Governor dedicated Awam Ki Awaaz to the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir on completion of 3 years of its release.

Srinagar, June 16 (HS). Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha dedicated the 'Awam Ki Awaaz' program to the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir on completion of 3 years for their valuable contribution and commitment towards the development of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Lt Governor said that Awam Ki Awaaz (People's Voice) is completing 3 years today. The valuable suggestions of the citizens helped in policy-making in various sectors. It has also strengthened public participation at the grassroots level and encouraged people to actively participate in the nation-building process.

He congratulated the people of Jammu and Kashmir for their massive participation in the parliamentary elections. He said that the record voter turnout in the recently concluded parliamentary elections reflects the people's unwavering faith in democracy and the Constitution.

The Lt Governor also paid tributes to the civilians martyred in the terror attack in Reasi and expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families who lost their loved ones.

He said that I want to assure the people that those behind the attack will pay a very heavy price for their barbaric and heinous act. I appeal to the public to remain united and provide information to our police force and security agencies to completely neutralize the terrorist ecosystem.

During this month’s edition, the Lt Governor highlighted the efforts of citizens like Tarun Sharma and Sunaina Abrol from Jammu and Shabir Ahmad Dar from Kashmir in popularising Yoga and turning it into a mass movement. The Lt Governor said that the stage is set for the International Yoga Day celebrations on 21st June. Yoga is a holistic approach to health, happiness and well-being. Now discipline is the mantra of Yoga which emphasises on the perfect balance between mind and body.

The Lt Governor shared the exemplary effort of Zero Waste Food Stall at Doodhpathri by Naseema Banu of Budgam. He said that this unique initiative is not only educating the locals and tourists about our natural and cultural heritage but also inspiring other food entrepreneurs to adopt sustainable tourism practices. He appreciated the contribution of Glacial Scientist Ulfat Majeed in the field of glacier-glacial lake-climate relationship research. The Lt Governor said that she has emerged as a trailblazer in dealing with the challenges of climate change. The Lt Governor lauded Malik Shugufta Nabi of Ganderbal for helping women in distress, instilling hope in their lives and inspiring others. Sharing the life journey of Rita Devi of Udhampur, Tripta Devi of Kathua and Naina Gupta of Ramban, the Lt Governor said that these women are a source of inspiration for women entrepreneurs in rural areas. The Lt Governor made a special mention of Preeti, a lady biker from Jammu and Divyavasu Sharma, an IT expert from Jammu. Preeti is on a mission to educate and empower young daughters for a wonderful career in the armed forces. Divyavasu Sharma regularly educates people about cyber threats, judicious use of technology for the greater good and guides people in understanding the constantly evolving technology landscape, she said.

The Lt Governor also mentioned Ruhel Maqbool Sheikh known as Jal Warrior from Pulwama and Ritu Slathia from Jammu who has emerged as the brand ambassador of J&K’s gaming industry. The Lt Governor shared suggestions of Rajinder Singh from Majalta and Manzoor Ahmad from Baramulla regarding Swachh Abhiyan, rural health and waste management. He also shared valuable suggestions received from Tabassum Zehra from Anantnag on girl education, Ahmad Thokar from Rajouri on water conservation and Munish Badyal from Jammu and assured necessary action by the concerned departments. The Lt Governor called upon the enlightened citizens to come together to welcome the pilgrims of the holy shrine Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra starting from 29th June.