Kathua: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday paid tributes to Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee at Urliwand, Kathua.
“The sacrifices of Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee live on in our hearts. He was undoubtedly one of the greatest scholars and statesmen of the country. In this Amrit Kal Khand, let us strive to become worthy heirs to Dr. Mookerjee who sacrificed his life for a united and modern India,” said the Lt Governor.
Addressing the ‘Tiranga Utsav’ programme organized by the district administration, the Lt Governor said that the struggle Mookerjee endured for human welfare through self-realization was the beginning of a new ideology of public welfare in Indian politics.
The Lt Governor termed Mookerjee’s political life guided by spirituality and determination to uplift the downtrodden of society. His slogan of ‘Ek Vidhan, Ek Nishan, Ek Pradhan’ gave a new vision, a new awakening, and a new inspiration to the people for a united and modern India, added the Lt Governor.
A towering man of ideas and ideals, Mookerjee laid the foundation for the industrial development of the country by setting up the three most significant Industrial undertakings, and formulated policies that prepared the ground for future, observed the Lt Governor.
In order to make the country self-sufficient in essential goods including defence, Dr Mookerjee encouraged private investment, supported private enterprises with suitable administrative regulations for speedy industrialization, he added.
The Lt Governor recalled the indispensable contributions of Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee for the complete integration of Jammu and Kashmir with India, an official spokesman said.
In August 2019, Modi paid the biggest tribute to Dr Mookerjee’s vision, his struggle, and his sacrifice by affecting the total integration of Jammu Kashmir with the rest of the country. He restored human dignity and social justice in JK, which is now walking on a new journey of development, he added.
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