Jammu & Kashmir

JK schools, colleges, hospitals to be named after those killed for India’s integrity: Manoj Sinha

GHSS Khanabal Anantnag renamed after armed forces personnel Ravi Jee in December 2021. [FPK File Photo]

Ganderbal: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday said the schools, colleges, bridges and other buildings will be named after the “great heroes and sons of the soil”, who laid their lives for the protection of the country’s integrity, peace and prosperity in JK.

“We can’t forget the contribution of brave hearts who sacrificed their lives for the integrity of the country and those who kept the flag high in J&K. Schools, Colleges, Universities, Hospitals, and even bridges will be named after these great heroes as they deserve it,” LG Sinha said.

He was speaking on the occasion of the 32nd death anniversary of Sheikh Abdul Jabbar at Lar, Ganderbal. The LG said that in Ganderbal district, important buildings will be named after Sheikh Abdul Jabbar who fell to the bullets of militants 32 years ago for his commitment to the country’s sovereignty, peace and prosperity in JK. “He was a great son of soil whose patriotism can never be forgotten,” the LG said.

“Great men like Sheikh Abdul Jabbar never die, rather they continue to live in many ways. Ishfaq Jabbar is following into the footsteps of his great father and keeping his legacy of commitment towards country’s sovereignty, peace and prosperity in J&K, alive,” the LG said, adding Ishfaq’s wife who is also DDC member, is also working to strengthen the panchayati raj system by ensuring round the clock development of Ganderbal district.

He said that his administration is committed to end corruption by ensuring minimum human interference.

“Everything is being conducted online and that’s the best way to end nepotism and corruption,” the LG said, adding that E-Governance is flourishing and JK is getting involved in E-Governance mode.

He said that one lakh crore worth of highway and tunnel projects are underway in JK at present.

“In the past one year, more than Rs 52,000 Cr investments have been received. Rs 4500 crore worth investment is coming with regard to private hospitals etc,” he said, adding that in the next year, Rs 70,000 Crore investment proposals will be received that will generate 5 to 6 lakh job opportunities. (KNO)


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