Jammu: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Sunday said that the next step of this government will be to unveil the same statue of Maharaja Gulab Singh, the founder of Jammu and Kashmir in Pakistan administered Kashmir.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said this while unveiling the statue of Maharaja Gulab Singh at Lakhanpur in Kathua district.
Dr Singh emphasized that the unveiling of the statue of Maharaja Gulab Singh today at Lakhanpur is the historical day for the entire Jammu & Kashmir and pride moment for Dogras which was awaited from the last seventy years.
The Minister maintained that this ceremony has connected everyone as the people from every segment of the society have come here to witness this historical occasion.
He said that post abrogation of Article 370, a new dawn of development has been set in J&K and one of the major developments is the unveiling of the statue of the founder of Jammu and Kashmir today which was long awaited.
While praising the erstwhile Dogra Rulers of J&K, Dr Singh said that the erstwhile Princely State of J&K was the largest among all and the most progressive in terms of development that can be judged from the construction of Ranbir Canal for irrigation under Maharaja Ranbir Singh and the women empowerment schemes under Dogra Rulers.
Dr. Singh further said that their progressive thinking of Dogra Rulers can be imagined from the statement of Maharaja Hari Singh when he said that his religion is justice.
The Minister listed various developments happened in Kathua post abrogation of Article 370 like revival of the Shahpur Kandi Project stalled from many decades, North India’s first Biotech Park, Government Medical College, 200 bridges, Atal Setu, Mega Quintal Seed Processing Plants and development of many National Highway Projects connecting Kathua to various other districts and states.
On the demand of the people of Lakhanpur, Dr. Singh said that Lakhanpur will be established as a big tourist destination being the gateway of Jammu and Kashmir with the development of Highway Villages having all the basic amenities available to attract the potential tourists.
He also stressed that the population of this country consists of 70 percent youth who are in need of unbiased representatives, transparent and progressive government which has been provided to them under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Dr. Singh maintained that the results of Uttar Pradesh elections have sent a clear message to all that the people of this country believes in Suvidha, Samman and Suraksha provided to people under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (UNI)