Minister for Health and Medical Education, Mr. Bali Bhagat today convened a meeting with the prominent citizens of district Rajouri and sought their cooperation in maintaining peace and harmony in the region .
He also sought their active participation in facilitating the effective implementation of government’s developmental initiatives.
Mr Bali Bhagat said that peace is prerequisite for development and all stakeholders should join hands to achieve the goal of a progressive and peaceful Jammu and Kashmir. He exhorted upon all the participants specially the religious heads to come forward and play their role in strengthening the bonds of communal harmony and mutual brotherhood which is the rich heritage of Jammu and Kashmir. “This is region of saints and the bonds of amity has given it a distinct identity which needs to be promoted and maintained at all costs”, he added
While appealing the youth to stand together and defeat the nefarious designs of the trouble mongers who are trying to disturb the peaceful atmosphere in the State, the Minister said that youth holds the key to the prosperity and development of the nation and they must contribute in making the nation stronger and progressive, he asserted.
The Minister expressed grief and sorrow over loss of valuable lives in the valley and said that government is making all out efforts to restore peace and normalcy in the valley. He said that “we all are proud to be citizens of the largest and vibrant democracy of the world and whosoever will try to create problem for the nation will be dealt with iron hands”, he added.
The members of civil society assured their full cooperation in maintaining peace and harmony in the district.
Vice Chairman, State Advisory Board for Development of Pahari Speaking People, Kuldeep Raj Gupta, MLA Rajouri Qammer Hussain, MLC Vibodh Gupta, Deputy Commissioner Shabir Ahmed Bhat, SSP Rajeshwar Singh, besides prominent citizens and religious heads were present in the meeting.