Ground Report | New Delhi: No mercy for militants; Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today said Government will not bow down to the nefarious designs and motives of militants. He said all those who are directly or indirectly involved in militants acts will not be spared.
The Lt Governor said that this holy land belongs to Saints and Sufi mystics and any kind of violence here is a crime. Underscoring that Youths are the focal point of the government’s Developmental Agenda, the Lt Governor appealed to everyone to join their hands for the progress and development of the UT.
“While the government is implementing policies and plans that will strengthen the young generation to fulfill their desire for progress, it is society’s collective responsibility to identify those who mislead our enterprising youth for their own vested interests.”, he added.
Emphasizing that youth is ready to transform the socio-economic landscape of J&K, the Lt Governor observed that it is only a handful of people who want to disturb the process of peace and progress. “The youth of J&K wants platforms to grow and become successful in life,” he said.
No mercy for militants
The Lt Governor highlighted that Jammu and Kashmir is the land of sages, saints, and Sufi mystics and the fragrance of their words, ideals and teaching is in its every corner. Whether it is Nund Rishi, Simnani Sahib, all had spread the fragrance of peace and equality of all religions.
“All religions, whether Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism, Christianity, have flourished here and all have said one thing that progress is possible only through peace and love. If some people are being misled from the path of peace, then it becomes the responsibility of the elders to bring them back onto the right path”, added the Lt Governor.
The Lt Governor said that there is no place for people in the society who are radicalizing and brainwashing our youth. It is the collective responsibility of parents, teachers, and community elders to counter radical propaganda machinery.
Underscoring the importance of Education in the overall transformation of a society, the Lt Governor said that the government is continuously reforming the entire education ecosystem in the UT. We are plugging gaps, building infrastructure & human resource capacities, updating courses to match contemporary market requirements and skill sets.
J&K number one in Nishtha program
He said that even with 1.25 lakh teachers in our UT, relatively higher than other peer states/UTs, there are gaps in the system. To remove the gaps in education, we took a big decision and regularized 35,000 teachers who were working on contract basis, so that they can build the future of all the students with a vision. Further, sustained capacity building of educators is being undertaken by the government, said the Lt Governor.
The Lt Governor said that compulsory training of teachers was also started in J&K as per the ‘Nishtha’ program under the direction of PM Narendra Modi. He informed that J&K is number one in Nishtha program, today. (No mercy for militants)
“Jammu and Kashmir is among the top in the whole country, in terms of education infrastructure and budget, despite having a less population. Our budget for school and higher education this year is Rs 1873 crore, which is Rs 523 crore more than last year”, he added.