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People benefitting from PM’s development agenda: Kashmir's LG Kashmir

People benefitting from PM’s development agenda: Kashmir's LG

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 10 Sep 2021, 09:21 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Thursday released journalist Jawaharlal Kaul’s book titled 'Jammu & Kashmir: The Wounded Paradise'.

Ram Bahadur Rai, President, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA)  Trust presided over the function.

Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor praised the author for his remarkable effort in presenting J&K in a never before narrative that offers a new perspective to the readers which the world needs to know.

Sectors like health infrastructure, education, food processing,  tourism, power, youth employment and development of water bodies are witnessing a ground-breaking transformation, he added.

Referring to the author’s reflection on the long industrial holiday in Jammu and  Kashmir, the Lt Governor said that the Industrial Holiday is over now and Jammu  Kashmir is open for business.

"We are also making resolute efforts to defeat the nefarious conspiracy of the neighbouring country by engaging our young population in constructive activities.  The Government has launched a slew of schemes for the sustainable livelihood of youth," the Lt Governor said.

“We shall retrace our steps from the brink and the birds will return home to roost”. I must say that “The Birds will certainly return home”, said the Lt Governor.

In his concluding remarks, the Lt Governor congratulated the author and termed the book as a must-read for the scholars on Kashmir.

Ram Bahadur Rai, Chairman, IGNCA Trust shared personal anecdotes about the author while informing the audience about the story behind the book and his zeal to bring out this publication while battling Covid at a hospital.

The author, Jawaharlal Kaul described the book as his personal engagement with  Kashmir, its unknown histories, issues and the optimism to rebuild the paradise.