Srinagar, Oct 02: Lieutenant Governor J&K Manoj Sinha on Friday appealed local militants to shun the path of militancy and extremism and promised that Government will take all possible steps to provide them jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities.
LG Sinha said that people of Jammu and Kashmir, especially youth, want to tread on the path of progress and development and appealed those who have joined militant ranks to shun the path of violence and return to mainstream for dignified livelihood.
“People of Jammu and Kashmir are peace loving people who believe in dignified life. Our youth now have understood the terrible results of violence and it is why they are pursuing their career and cracking prestigious exams”, LG said.
He was speaking after launching the 3rd phase of pioneering ‘Back to Village” program in southern district Shopian.
Sinha said few misguided youth have abandoned the path of success and dignified life and have opted the path of violence and extremism. He added it would be better if they shun the path of violence and join mainstream for better future.
“I appeal few misguided youth to shun violence and return to the mainstream for dignified future”, LG said and added the Government is ready to help them with jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities.
He at the occasion reiterated that the administration will work hard to make Jammu and Kashmir one of the most developed UTs in the country.
“The administration is committed to make the region a role model of development and prosperity”, he said, adding it will empower youth comprehensively and strengthen the democracy at grass-root level.
During visit, LG inaugurated a youth recreation centre and a children’s library in Shirmal village. He also laid the foundation stone of 100-bedded girls hostel costing Rs 306.34 lakh. (KNS)