SRINAGAR: The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha Saturday said that our efforts at making tribal youth more skilled are going to be the biggest driver of future inclusive growth while we are in process of drafting several new schemes.
LG Sinha inaugurated Eklavya Model Residential School & laid foundation stone for a new Tribal Youth Hostel at Kulgam.
Speaking on the occasion, LG Sinha said, “In the long run as tribal community catch up their social indicators, we will ensure that no one is left behind. Projects worth Rs. 39.79 Cr under various tribal schemes are being implemented in the district for upliftment of tribal community”.
He added, “Society as a whole must condemn the targeted killings of innocent people. A female teacher who played a key role in shaping young lives was killed. If society doesn’t condemn such act, then we are failing the humanity”.
He said that there can be no sustainable development & prosperity without peace. Every effort is being made to free people of J&K from the shackles of terrorism. Administration has a policy of not touching the innocent and not sparing the culprits.
“In the last 21 months, we have set in motion a growth process that will be able to eliminate issues like poverty, illiteracy & unemployment in the years to come and turn the weaker section into the wheels of national progress”, he added.
Cluster Tribal Model Village, livelihood units, infrastructure projects, access to healthcare through new mobile medical units, tribal sub-centres & various other path-breaking initiatives are giving a ray of hope to this disadvantaged section of society, he said.
Secretary of Tribal Affairs Department, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, P K Pole and Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kulgam Dr. Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din were also present on the occasion.