JAMMU, MARCH 19: Lt. Col. Manoj Sinha congratulated the people of J&K as the monthly radio program ‘Avaam ki Awaaz’ completes its two years on Jan Bagidari.
These two years were dedicated to the welfare of the poor, public participation in policy making, empowerment of women, farmers and the youth, the Lt. Governor said.
Awaam Ki Awaaz is the voice of the people and every citizen has been encouraged to participate in the development journey of J&K. It has touched millions of lives in the last two years and has also witnessed a paradigm shift as far as path-breaking reforms are concerned, the Lt. Governor added.
“People first is our management mantra. Our vision is to build a self-confident, prosperous and progressive J&K and we are committed to fulfill the aspirations of the citizens,” said the Lt. Governor.
During the 24th edition of Awaam Ki Awaaz, the Lt. Governor shared stories of citizens’ innovative efforts, community service and contributions in preserving and promoting arts and crafts and linguistic heritage of J&K.
The Lt. Governor highlighted the exemplary venture of Gauhar Ali Khan of Thangmarg, Baramulla, who revolutionized the integrated farming system through new innovations and adoption of new technologies in agriculture.
Sharing the story of Richa Sharma from Kishwar, who runs a self-help group producing disposable paper cups and plates with the help of the Rural Livelihood Mission, the Lt. Governor said her success inspires young entrepreneurs.
The Lt. Governor also mentioned about Master Ghulam Mohammad Baig, who is working tirelessly to preserve and promote the invaluable artistic and cultural heritage of J&K crafts.
Appreciating the selfless efforts of Swatantra Dev Kotwal of Udhampur, who wears many hats as a civil defense volunteer, advocate, writer and a COVID warrior, the Lt Governor said his dedication to public service truly inspires the society.
The Deputy Governor highlighted the contribution of Sh. KD Maini of Poonch as a chronicler of the history and culture of Jammu Kashmir. He dedicated his life to the preservation and promotion of the linguistic heritage of the border areas, said the Lt. Governor.
The Lt Governor also voiced the suggestions of citizens including Parul Bandral of Jammu for organizing medical camps in remote areas, Uzma Arshid of Kulgam and Supinder Kaur of Miran Sahib Jammu for malnutrition among women and children.
The Lt. Governor noted the suggestions received from Deepak Pargotra of Samba for making Jan Baghidari as one of the viable measures for cleanliness drive and to fight malaria and dengue in rural areas. Faizal Ayaz of Srinagar proposed Jan Baghidari for the upcoming G20 summit in J&K and Ashiq Hussain Ganai of Pulwama wrote on measures to promote sprinkler irrigation capacity in saffron cultivation.
The Lt. Governor issued directions to the concerned departments to take appropriate measures following the suggestions received from the people. He also apprised the efforts of various departments for providing services and welfare of people and called for collective efforts for prosperity and development of Jammu Kashmir.