Ladakh, Sept 14: Amid the growing demand for the 6th schedule in newly carved out Union Territory of Ladakh, the union minister of youth affairs and sports Kiren Rijiju Monday said that only Prime Minister Narendra Modi can fulfil the aspirations of Ladakhi.
A year after the abrogation of article 370 and 35A, the people in Ladakh have been demanding constitutional safeguards for the region under 6th schedule to protect land, identity, mass migration, jobs and keep everything available exclusively for the permanent residents of Ladakh.
Rijiju said that only the Prime Minister Narendra Modi can fulfill the aspiration of Ladakhi people and the central government looks at Ladakh in a very different manner.
He said the situation in Ladakh is quite different from other parts of the country and the central government in Delhi is also looking to it in a very different way.
Referring to Punjab, Delhi and UP, he said “We can’t look at Ladakh in the same way and there won’t be solutions to the problems it is facing,” he said.
He said he has been repeatedly saying that only the Prime Minister has the leadership qualities to protect Ladakh and fulfill the aspiration of Ladkahi people.
“The sports activities here are a result of Prime Minister’s thinking. The people here have been demanding their own houses for long now since the region has its separate past and identity and considering the same it was the PM Modi who turned the entire region into a union territory with that it became a totally new house,” he said.
He said that when a new house is prepared everything has to be done from the very beginning and afresh.
The minister said that under the leadership of PM Modi the government is inculcating a sports culture in the country which in turn keeps the people healthy and fit.
He also said that a good sports culture must be created here. “If we manage to engage youth in sports activities they can also take it forward as a career. Sports hostel will be made for the sports people and outside participants will also come and a sort of exchange will happen with that Ladakh will be on a sports map while there is a lot to do yet,” he said.
Rijiju laid the foundation of synthetic track and Astro Turf for football at Leh and for the gymnasium in the presence Lt. Governor, RK Mathur and other officials. (KNO)