Central ministers’ public outreach programs continue in Kashmir – Kashmir Reader

Srinagar: Union ministers on Friday continued their special public awareness programs in different regions of Kashmir to seek feedback from various stakeholders in addition to listening to their development aspirations and other concerns, said officials.

Union Minister AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal traveled to Baramulla where he laid the foundation stone for a transit accommodation camp in Khawjabagh, while Union Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chauhan, traveled to Ganderbal where he issued a commemorative postage stamp in honor of Rao Jaimal Rathore on the occasion of his 515th birth. birthday.

Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda was in Bandipora district where he visited the district hospital.

An official spokesperson said that as the 75th Azadi ka Amrit Mohatsav ‘celebrations approached, Chauhan issued a commemorative postage stamp in honor of Rao Jaimal Rathore on Friday on the occasion of his 515th birthday in Sonamarg in the central district of Ganderbal in Kashmir.

Rathore was a Rajput warrior general from Chittorgarh who offered provocative resistance to the vast Mughal army during its siege in 1567-1568, he said.

On occasion, the Minister has stated that he considers himself lucky to have the chance to issue a postage stamp commemorating such a brave soldier. He said that the courageous heart not only makes the people of Rajasthan proud, but the whole nation.

Chauhan said that the national heroes deserve to be recognized and remembered for the bravery and bravery they have represented in saving the land and its people.

Union Minister Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, who virtually participated in the event, said that the warrior’s contribution is such that even after the passage of more than 500 years, the memory is preserved in the human psyche. .

Shekhawat, who was the guest of honor on the occasion, said history has the power to inspire and motivate young people towards national service.

MP Chittorgarh CP Joshi, who attended the launch event virtually, said the brave soldier fought despite being shot in the foot. He said his death while protecting his land was worth writing in gold letters.

The stamp was issued in virtual mode simultaneously from the computer center in Chittorgarh Rajasthan.

Later, Chauhan visited the Zojila tunnel under construction and provided an update on the work and progress of the project. He asked the executing agency to maintain the highest quality standards in addition to completing the project on time.

The minister also paid homage to Mata Kheer Bhawani Mandir in Tulmulla and prayed for eternal peace, harmony and development of the country.

Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda, who was on a two-day visit to Bandipora District, visited Bandipora District Hospital to assess the health facilities provided at the facility, said the spokesperson.

He visited the hospital’s vaccination center and reviewed the arrangements made by the district administration to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

The minister interacted with hospital staff and doctors and discussed the health care facilities provided to people in the hospital in addition to obtaining information on steps to be taken to improve health services, the door said. -speak.

He said Munda had been briefed on the COVID-19 situation in the district and the facilities available to deal with the pandemic.

Munda appreciated the role of health workers and the district administration’s efforts in tackling the pandemic and urged them to continue working with more zeal and zest, the spokesperson said.

Later, the Union Minister also visited the Kaloosa Bandipora district police lines where he interacted with the CRPF Jawans of the 3rd Battalion. He was briefed by Commander CRPF of 3rd Battalion Rakesh Sharma on the various measures taken to maintain peace and harmony in the district.

Munda praised the CRPF and the JK Police Jawans in their simultaneous successful combat in wars on multiple fronts, including action against terrorism, crime and drugs.

He said the JK police played an important role in bringing peace to the valley and remembered the staff who achieved martyrdom in the line of duty, the spokesperson said.


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