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Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said on Friday that his government is committed to safeguarding the rights of all the communities and is working in a planned manner for educational & socio-economic upliftment of tribal communities of the Union Territory.
Sinha made these remarks while interacting with a 20-member Gujjar-Bakerwal delegation here at Raj Bhavan on Friday, an official spokesperson said.
He said that the delegation led by Sheikh Muzaffar, President, Jammu & Kashmir Nationalist People's Front and community members from various districts projected their issues and grievances and sought Lt Governor's intervention for the redressal of the same.
“The members of the delegation also expressed their gratitude to the Lt Governor-led administration for taking reformative measures for the welfare and empowerment of the tribal communities in J&K,” he said.
While interacting with the visiting representatives, Sinha, as per official spokesperson observed that the J&K Government is committed to safeguarding the rights of all the communities and is working in a planned manner for educational & socio-economic upliftment of tribal communities of the UT.
“A comprehensive strategy has been developed to ensure that the basic amenities along with the benefits of all UT & Central sponsored welfare schemes and other developmental initiatives reach the tribal population', LG said.
According to the official spokesperson, the LG assured the members of the delegation that all their genuine issues would be taken up with the concerned authorities for their redressal on merit.
Praises BSF For Fighting Militancy
Lauding the role of Border Security Force (BSF) in maintaining peace in Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Territory Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said on Friday that the force has successfully fulfilled all its responsibilities, including the peaceful conduct of DDC polls and preventing cross-border infiltration and smuggling of drugs.
Sinha made these remarks during his participation on the 57th Raising Day celebrations of Border Security Force at the Frontier Officers Institute, in Paloura, Jammu, an official spokesperson said.
The LG, he said, extended his warm wishes to all BSF personnel and lauded the commitment and exemplary courage displayed by the force while discharging their duties.
“The country is indebted to our Security Forces for dismantling the Eco-system of terrorism, Terror funding and eliminating Anti-national elements to establish a secured and safe environment for the people,” Sinha said.
“I bow to all the martyrs of the BSF and their families who have made supreme sacrifice in service of the nation,” he added.
The LG, as per the official spokesperson said that“we will never forget and never forgive those trying to disrupt peace and inflicting wounds on our social fabric”.
“Eliminating terror and terrorist sympathizers is our priority. Today, if every citizen of J&K is contributing fearlessly to UT's journey of progress and development, it is all because of the sacrifice and valor of our security forces,” Sinha said.
The LG, according to the official spokesperson noted that whether it is peaceful conduct of DDC elections in the UT, public service programs in the border villages, assistance during the Covid pandemic, or preventing cross-border infiltration and smuggling of drugs, the BSF has successfully fulfilled all its responsibilities and has made unprecedented contributions to maintaining peace in Jammu and Kashmir.
“We shall always remember our valiant BSF personnel who maintain an eternal vigil to safeguard our frontiers in difficult terrains and adverse conditions, combating emergent situations and making supreme sacrifices while safeguarding India's territorial integrity,” he added.
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