Four highlights of the Governor’s address

Jammu and Kashmir News

In his address to a joint session of both the houses at the Sher-e-Kashmimr International Conference Centre, Governor NN Vohra, committed to safeguard the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir, which also had been stressed in the ‘Agenda of Alliance’ for forming basis of the PDP-BJP government.

He said that he was delighted to address a session for the first time, in the history of the state, with a lady as the Leader of the House and added that this historical event is a wonderful example of the emancipation and empowerment of women in our state.

In his 35-minute-long address, he called the PM’s bold initiative of reaching out to Pakistan, in a bid to establish lasting peace in the region, as welcoming for the state, particularly by the people who live along the border. He referred to the impact of the Prime Minister’s visit to Lahore and the subsequent bilateral dialogue at different levels. He said that these talks have generated hope for Jammu and Kashmir, which had for long borne the brunt of unstable relations between the two countries.

The Highlights of address are follows:

 1. The number of youth from the state who are actively participating in the different National level exams and showing brilliant results. He forenamed the lads from Kashmir valley who had made it to the UPSC list this year and the last.
 2. The belief of the government in reviving the culture, traditions and practices so that the youth are proud of their heritage and would instead contribute in thwarting unwholesome influences.

 3. The fast-track recruitment policy, that is being followed for reaching out to remotest and the far-flung of the areas, where the vacancies have remained unfilled for the longest of periods, particularly in health and education departments.

 4. The government has taken up the initiative of implementing the National Food Security Act, that will promote food security. After this, the number of beneficiaries will increase from 99 lakh under the public distribution system(PDS) to 1.19 crore, providing food security to 95 per cent of the population in the state.

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