December 4, 2022

PM said there was a need to work with a new approach and mindset for fast-moving developments

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called Jammu and Kashmir the pride of every Indian and said it was time to put old challenges behind and take full advantage of new opportunities.

Addressing the Jammu and Kashmir Rozgar Mela via video conference, he also said that there is a need to work with a new approach and new thinking for rapid development.

“We strive to bring the benefits of development to all sectors and citizens equally,” Modi said.

“Jammu and Kashmir is the pride of every Indian. Together we must take Jammu and Kashmir to new heights,” he added.

He congratulated 3,000 youth who received letters of appointment to work in government in 20 different places in Jammu and Kashmir. These youth will be given opportunities to serve in various departments such as PWD, Health Department, Food and Civil Supply Department, Animal Husbandry, Jal Shakti and Educational Culture, he added.

The PM went on to say that preparations are well underway to distribute more than 700 letters of appointment to other departments in the coming days.

Citing a record surge in the number of tourists visiting Jammu and Kashmir, the prime minister said the tourism sector in the state has received a boost due to infrastructural developments and improved connectivity.

“Our aim is for the benefits of state systems to reach all sections of society without discrimination,” the prime minister said.

He also shared that efforts are being made to strengthen health and education infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir with the opening of two new AIIMS, seven new medical colleges, two government cancer institutes and 15 nursing schools.

He said efforts are underway to improve rail links to Kashmir.

Speaking about how the people of Jammu and Kashmir have always emphasized and valued transparency, the PM urged youth entering government services to make it a priority.

The Prime Minister recalled: “In the past, whenever I met the people of Jammu and Kashmir, I always felt their pain. It was the pain of corruption in the system. The people of Jammu and Kashmir hate corruption.”

The Prime Minister also commended Deputy Governor Manoj Sinha and his team for the remarkable work done to stamp out the scourge of corruption.

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