PM gave new resolution to India to restore pride in heritage and culture: LG
JAMMU, November 11: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today visited Jhiri Mela and paid respects at Baba Jitto Shrine.
The 10-day annual event to commemorate the martyrdom of Baba Jitto and Bua Kodi is witnessed by the congregation of thousands of people from different parts of the country, especially Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and UP.
Addressing a huge gathering, the Lieutenant Governor shed light on the life and sacrifice of Baba Jitto. “The supreme sacrifice made by Baba Jitto is exemplary for each of us to emulate. Our farmers are a symbol of hard work and dignity. An enlightened society should ensure justice for the community, which plays a vital role in serving and nurturing the world. humanity,” he said.
“Jhiri Mela symbolizes the cultural unity of India and the tradition tied together through social values provides people with an opportunity to learn more about our heritage, culture, arts and crafts,” Sinha observed.
It is heartening to see that this year’s Mela is organized on a larger scale to encourage tourism in the region and to showcase the life and philosophy of Baba Jitto,” he added.
The Lieutenant Governor emphasized the importance of government-public partnership in the development process. “We need to focus on community driven development. Locals, PRI members and other society stakeholders should come together to create an institutional mechanism to improve facilities for worshipers visiting this historic Mela,” he said.
He said the UT government is working with a strong resolve to ensure that every individual gets equal rights, equal opportunity, and that every stakeholder is a partner in J&K’s development journey.
“J&K will progress when our farmers prosper. The Apex Committee on Agriculture led by Dr. Mangala Rai is providing a comprehensive solution for the betterment of the farming community and we are striving to implement the suggestions with the necessary institutional mechanism and support,” he said. added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a new resolution to the country which is to restore the pride of our heritage, our culture. The golden opportunity of the next 25 years is before us. Our youth should contribute to enhancing social and cultural unity for rapid development, he added. Jugal Kishore Sharma, Member of Parliament, speaking on the occasion, highlighted the government’s efforts to develop agriculture and related sectors, empower the farming community and increase farmer participation. Income.
Bharat Bhushan, Chairman of DDC Jammu also spoke on the occasion and emphasized the importance of Jhiri Mela.
Avny Lavasa, Deputy Commissioner Jammu, briefed on the elaborate arrangements made to facilitate the visitation of devotees; Awareness campaigns for government programs and ongoing Nasha Mukt and Swachhta campaigns, in addition to sports and cultural activities organized during the Jhiri Mela. So far, more than six lakh devotees have already visited this year’s Jhiri Mela, she informed.
During his visit, the Lt Governor inspected the stalls set up by the departments showcasing local agricultural products.
The best performing government departments and winners of various competitions were also congratulated. The cultural performance and nukkad natak presented by the artists raised awareness against drug addiction.
Mukesh Singh, ADGP Jammu; Ramesh Kumar, Jammu Divisional Commissioner; Vivek Gupta, DIG; Sukhnandan Choudhary, former Minister, members of the DDC and BDC, representatives of the PRI and a large number of people were present on the occasion.