He said even the political adversaries were acknowledging that the incidents of stone pelting and culture of hartals had been taken over by zest for self sustenance, economic emancipation and participation in governance.
Gupta exuded confidence that people of J&K would become part of the country’s growth story by extending their support to the landmark initiatives being taken by the government for heralding a new era of development. He added that the investments would manifest in industrialisation on a mega scale, thus opening vistas of opportunities for economic empowerment and generation of jobs for professionals, technocrats, educated unemployed besides skilled and unskilled workforce.
He said peace was imperative for achieving these objectives.
Gupta also urged the people to maintain unity, saying that ‘together we can sail to the destination of our urges and aspirations’.