Advisor Baseer Khan unfurls National Flag at Srinagar
Says GoI leaves no stone unturned to make J&K prosperous
SRINAGAR, JANUARY 26: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today unfurled the National Flag and took salute at the march-past during a function of Republic Day- 2021held at S.K Stadium in Srinagar.
Later the advisor in an open jeep also inspected the parade on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Advisor said that the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has been on the track of development and the Government of India is leaving no stone unturned to make the UT more prosperous.
“On this great occasion, I would like to highlight some major achievements which includes recently launched Sehat a health scheme under which each individual of UT will get Rs. 5 lac cover as health benefits across the country,” said Advisor.
Highlighting achievements modern health sector, the Advisor said that the UT is on track of becoming health paradise. “ It is the only place in India where two AIIMS are coming up while as various other measures have been taken up for promotion of health tourism here, while as number of new medical colleges and BSC nursing colleges are being established in the UT,” said Advisor.
He said that the Central Government has taken various measures to help J&K to promote its health sector in the UT.
He said that with prompt response the UT fought war against the Covid -19 pandemic effectively and turned into a successful overcoming the spread of the disease.
He praised all DCs, Health officers, doctors, para-medical staff, concerned departments for fighting the pandemic together and saving public life.
He said that despite Covid-19, the level of education has improved in the UT with number of new colleges being established in various district of the J&K.
He said helicopter services were pressed into service for various far flung areas. “ I am happy to announce that measures have been taken to register our Mughal gardens under UNESCO while as a great initiative various heritage sites are to be renovated and restored to their pristine glory,” he said.
He said that the government has also been various new initiatives for the rehabilitation of Kashmir Pandits.
Besides this he said as the 70 percent of population is dependent on agriculture and its allied sectors, all efforts are afoot to ensure target of doubling the income of farmers is achieved in the UT.
He said that for better transport system, UT shall avail the facility of alleviated rail system by ending 2024.
While as every household shall be provided with tap water facility by 2022 in J&K. He also deliberated on the improvements made in the power sector.
He said that successful conduct of DDC polls is another achievement. He said these elections held for the first time and conducted in free fair manner.
The DDC polls shall provide people an opportunity to be part of the development initiatives in their areas at the grass root level.
Praising security forces, the Advisor said that “Our security forces are alert and have been successfully foiling all attempts of miscreants and dealing up professionally to maintain peace and tranquillity in the UT.”
The Advisor also deliberated on progress and achievements made under PMGSY, Digital India Record, PMAY, MGNREGA, projects for upgradation of transmission lines, development of sports infrastructure, promotion of handicrafts and hand loom sectors and in other sectors. The Advisor paid rich tributes to all the martyrs to have laid their lives for the country.
On the occasion, Parade Commander, Benam Tosh (SSP IRP 17 BN) and SP Surinder Kumar as assistant parade commander led the March- past parade.
On the occasion, various contingents including BSF, CRPF, SSB, JKAP, IRP, lady contingent, SDRF, F&ES and FPF participated in the March- past parade. While as band contingents of BSF and JKP also participated in the March- past.
Organised by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, (JKAACL), a variety of cultural programmes were presented by both male and female artists on the occasion. Artists enthralled guests and audience with their colourful performances they presented in different languages.
On the occasion, a special yoga training session was demonstrated by young yoga trainees, who received appreciation for their skilful performances.
Later on, the Advisor also felicitated the participants with certificates and trophies.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole, IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar and various senior civil administration and police officers were present on the occasion. (NOTE: PRESS RELEASE PUBLISHED AS RECEIVED)