B’la: Asserting that Kashmiri migrants constitute part and parcel of Kashmir’s composite culture, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Youth Affairs and Sports, Nisith Pramanik Wednesday affirmed that union government led by the Prime Minister is keen towards the peaceful and prosperous welfare of Kashmiri migrants. He said that several concrete measures have been taken in order to ensure their rehabilitation so that they live in their homeland with peace and harmony.
The Minister made these remarks during inspection of Transit Accommodation Camp at Khawjabagh Baramulla where he took first hand appraisal of its construction work. He was accompanied by DIG North Kashmir UdayBaskar, Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr Syed SehrishAsgar, SSP Baramulla Rayees Mohammad and other senior functionaries of the administration.
The transit camp, having the accommodation facility for about 320 families, shall be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 40.32 Crores in which 192 flats will be completed in December of this year while as rest flats will be completed in March next year. While terming the people of Kashmir having loving and accommodative nature, the Minister said that time has come when the people of different faiths and beliefs live with peace and prosperity. He said that unity in diversity as envisaged in ‘AzadikaAmrutMahotsav” initiative, is the only unifying factor for a strong nation.
Pertinent to mention that Union MoS was on two day’s visit to Baramulla district as part of Union Government’s special public outreach programme which aims to evoke feedbacks of different stakeholders besides listening their developmental aspirations and other concerns.
Earlier, the Minister also presided over a special Yoga Demonstration at Showkat Ali Indoor Sports Stadium Baramulla wherein students from different educational institutions participated. He also inaugurated U-19 Cricket Tournament in which about 20 cricket teams from across the district will participate.
After carrying out the sports activities, the Minister asserted that the mission of ‘New India’ as conceptualized by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, can be achieved through the nationwide movement of Fit India, besides urging youth to join hands in order to realise the ambition. He said that youth of Kashmir have immense potential to contribute in nation building and there is a need to provide appropriate platforms for harnessing it in a right and constructive way.
Reiterating upon the government’s commitment of empowering youth by means of various youth engagement activities, the minister said that various programmes are in pipeline which will enable our youth to perform progressively. He also said that future of every nation rests on its youth and they need to identify their role for the upliftment of the nation.
While enlisting various interventions taken by the present dispensation, Pramanik said that the government is committed to provide all facilities including sophisticated infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir for sports related activities so that the youth are engaged in sports and build their careers in it.
Later, the MoS laid foundation stone of Residential Apartments (2BHK) for BDCs at Veerwan Baramulla being established at an estimated cost of Rs. 633.44 lacs which has been highly applauded by PRIs and other concerned stakeholders.
The Minister also paid surprise visit to a local tea shop where he took a cup of tea along with some senior officers. The move was taken as an austerity measure in order to foster and promote the friendly interaction between Govt and general public besides bridging gap between the two.