STATE TIMES NEWS
SRINAGAR: Remembering the immense contributions of Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee as the Architect of fully integrated & Modern India, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Tuesday addressed a National Webinar to mark the birth anniversary celebrations of Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee as part of Azaadi ka Amrut Mahotsav, here at Raj Bhavan.Paying rich tributes and respect to Dr. Mookerjee, the Lt Governor said that Dr. Mukherjee had made immense contributions to the Constitution of India, India’s politics, education and modern industries. “I believe Dr. Mukherjee’s arrival in Jammu and Kashmir, 68 years ago, in May 1953, was the first Swadeshi movement of the country after independence. And today his Tapobhoomi is illuminated with development as his dream turned into reality many years after his arrival”, the Lt Governor noted.Remembering Dr. Mukherjee’s role in Nation building, the Lt Governor said that he had such integrity and dedication for nation building that he didn’t rest until the challenge at his hand was resolved. He believed that the basic element of good governance, nationalism, change, prosperity of the society, is wholesome policy and even the most complex problems can be solved with the righteous approach.Steadfastly working to realize the goal of “Ek Vidhaan, Ek Pradhaan, Ek Nishaan”, Dr. Mukherjee’s struggle in J&K was a revolution and he sacrificed his life while fighting for it. His actions and words had brought a possibility of revolution and change. He wanted to see Jammu and Kashmir like other states of India, with same rights to the people in Jammu and Kashmir, which were enjoyed in the rest of India.Today on his birth anniversary, while expressing my sincere tributes to Dr. Mukherjee from Srinagar, I want to express my gratitude to the Prime Minister for fulfilling his dream on August 5, 2019, leading to the complete integration of Jammu and Kashmir with the country, said the Lt Governor. Illustrating the immense contribution of Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee, the Lt Governor said that after independence, socio-economic changes took place at many levels, but Dr. Mukherjee lit the spark of national unity.“I strongly believe that national integration is the first step in the development of citizens and Dr. Mukherjee knew that this unity was incomplete without the complete integration of J&K with rest of the country. Due to Article 370, constitutional reforms and hundreds of acts which would have been helpful in raising the quality of life of people and bringing a surge of development in the region were not implemented in J&K”, he added.The Lt Governor continued that it was the only region in the country where there was no Minority Commission, no law to stop child marriage, no Forest Rights Act, no reservation for the poor sections, and Right to Education Act was not implemented. The three-tier Panchayati Raj system was not allowed to be implemented, but last year the 73rd and 74th Amendments have led to successful, fair and violence-free elections for DDCs. Under the guise of 370, people did not allow any industry to come up in J&K for seven decades.The Lt Governor said that Article 370 and 35A gave only separatism, terrorism, nepotism and large scale corruption to J&K. There was not a single provision in it that would connect J&K to the mainstream development. The Lt Governor added that Article 370 also provided that the Indian flag would be flown only on two occasions but today, the flag of India is being hoisted proudly on every government building of Jammu and Kashmir, in every school. “The rule of only a handful didn’t give leadership opportunities to any young citizen of Jammu and Kashmir, but today the youth of J&K are not only making successful political debut but are also marching towards development”, Lt Governor remarked. The Lt Governor said that only six years after the Independence, a new national consciousness was born due to Dr. Mukherjee, which strengthened the concept of Akhand Bharat. The Lt Governor said that whether it was the debate on partition in the Constituent Assembly, the matter of making Hindi the national language or the matter of foreign policy of India, Dr. Mukherjee always gave a new direction to the whole country with his political consciousness, philosophy, creative, scientific and historical point of view.Dr. Mukherjee with his way of thinking tried to awaken truth in the general public, shunning the feelings of particular creed, sect, party, opinion, Lt Governor mentioned in his address. The Lt Governor said that the views of Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee’s on J&K issue, relations with neighboring countries and reforms in elections were like the fragrance of spirituality in Indian politics. “Being a spiritual- politician in this country was not easy but Dr. Mukherjee came to the land of Jammu and Kashmir with full strength and courage and changed its history forever”, he added. The Lt Governor said that today, if J&K is moving ahead on the path of development, then it is only because of two personalities, one Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee and the other is Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “I bow down to Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee for their steadfast efforts, amazing valor and supreme sacrifice to get justice. And today Jammu and Kashmir has been fully integrated with India and taking along the crown jewel of India, we have to move forward for the development of the country with full faith, determination”, concluded the Lt Governor.The webinar was organized by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) and was attended by Arif Mohammed Khan, Governor of Kerala; Droupadi Murmu, Governor of Jharkhand; Prahlad Singh Patel, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Culture and Tourism; Ram Bahadur Rai, Chairman, IGNCA; Dr. Anirban Ganguly, Director, Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee Research Foundation and Dr. Sachchidanand Joshi, Member Secretary, IGNCA.
Indian Legal Lottery Operator Competing for Top British Contract
Ladakh reports 33 new Covid cases
Anti-inflammation drug may effectively treat COVID-19 complications in children: Study
Apple previews new software for iPhone, other gadgets
Silver jumps Rs 1,603, gold marginally up
ATF price hiked by 4.2 pc
Exports rise 38.91 pc to $37.81 bn in Dec; trade deficit widens to $21.68 bn: Govt data
Gold climbs Rs 119; silver jumps Rs 745
Govt extends FY21 ITR filing deadline for corporates till Mar 15
Download 10Cric Casino app, and enjoy Indias most popular casino games, directly on your mobile!
Gamble with real money online! Play Indias favourite casino games at 7Jackpots.com, Indias most trusted online casino site.
© 2020 State Times Daily Newspaper | Powered by Ideogram Technology Solutions [P] Ltd.