Pays tributes to Maharaja Hari Singh
JAMMU, OCTOBER 26 – Deputy Chief Minister, Nirmal Singh today said that the people affected by border shelling have been shifted to safer shelters where they are being provided every facility.
“State Government is fully committed to provide food, shelter, medical facilities to the victims and the arrangements for the same are being monitored and reviewed by the Ministers”, he told media on the sideline of function organized to mark celebration of Jammu Kashmir’s accession to India on this day of October 26.
He said the district administration and Ministers are camping in all the border villages affected by firing from across the border to provide assistance to the people.
Regarding construction of concrete bunkers for providing shelter to the border residents during firing, the Deputy CM said that the project has been in principal sanctioned and the work would be started in due course of time.
Earlier speaking at the function, the Deputy Chief Minister said accession of J&K is a very important event in the history of India and for this he gave full credit to Maharaja Hari Singh, who was ruling the state at that time. He said the accession was later endorsed by the National Conference led by Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah as well.
Admiring the far sightedness of Maharaja Hari Singh, the Deputy CM said he acceded to the largest and vibrant democracy of the World by signing Instrument of Accession with India on October 26, 1947 for the benefit of the people of the state.
The Deputy CM also listed the initiatives taken by his government for equitable development of all parts of the state.
“The present Government in the state does not belong to any particular region but it is the Government of the people living in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh” he said.
He also highlighted the initiatives of central government taken in Jammu and Kashmir for meeting the aspirations of the people.
“The Narendra Modi led Government at the Centre is giving a new direction to the country and the whole world has recognized this fact” he said and called upon the people to remain united to defeat the forces which pose threat to the sovereignty and integrity of India.
Members of Parliament Jugal Kishore Sharma and Shamsher Singh Manhas, Minister for Social Welfare, Forest, Ecology and Environment Bali Bhagat, MLA Jammu West Sat Paul Sharma, MLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta, MLCs Ashok Khajuria and Ajatshatru Singh besides various political leaders were present on the occasion.