Time has come to leave old challenges behind, and take advantage of new possibilities: PM Modi
New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday described Jammu and Kashmir as the pride of every Indian and said it is time to leave behind the old challenges and take full advantage of the new possibilities. Addressing the Jammu and Kashmir Employment Fair through video conferencing, the Prime Minister also said that there is a need to work with a new perspective and new thinking for rapid development. Modi said, "We are committed to giving the benefits of development to all sections and citizens alike. Jammu and Kashmir are the pride of every Indian. Together we have to take Jammu and Kashmir to new heights."
He congratulated 3,000 youths who got appointment letters to work in government departments at 20 different locations in Jammu and Kashmir. The Prime Minister said that these youth would get an opportunity to serve in various departments like Public Works Department, Health Department, Food and Civil Supplies Department, Animal Husbandry, Jal Shakti, and Education and Culture. He said that in the coming days, preparations are going on in full swing to hand over 700 appointment letters to other departments.
Referring to the record increase in the number of tourists visiting Jammu and Kashmir, Modi said the tourism sector in the state has gotten a boost due to infrastructure development and increased connectivity. He said, "It is our endeavor that the benefits of government schemes reach every section of the society without any discrimination." Efforts are being made to strengthen the health and education infrastructure thereby opening two government cancer institutes and 15 nursing colleges. He said that efforts are also being made to improve connectivity to Kashmir by train.
Pointing out how the people of Jammu and Kashmir have always emphasized on transparency, the Prime Minister urged the youth joining government services to make it a priority. “Whenever I used to meet the people of Jammu and Kashmir earlier, I always felt their pain. It was the pain of corruption in the system. The people of Jammu and Kashmir hate corruption." Modi also praised the remarkable work done by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and his team to eradicate the menace of corruption.