Senior BJP leader Devender Singh Rana today exuded confidence that Jammu and Kashmir will emerge as the most developed region in Northern India in next five years, given the focused attention being paid towards development of both the regions and their sub-regions.
“Peace and normalcy dawning in the Union Territory post abrogation of Article 370 in 2019 stands testimony to the fast changing scenario and the day is not far when the people of J&K, irrespective of religion, region and caste, will march shoulder by shoulder with the compatriots to script the country’s growth story”, Mr Rana said in a meeting at Kahpota in Panchayat Kanyala of the Nagrota Assembly Constituency.
For achieving the goals of progress and prosperity, Mr Rana said it is incumbent upon every segment of the society to unite and work for strengthening the bonds of brotherhood, the cornerstone of Indian ethos and glorious heritage.
He described Jammu as a miniature India where people of all faiths and ethnicities were living in harmony and peace from times immemorial, saying this spirit is to be sustained and promoted for posterity to live in harmony.
He said the pluralistic region of Jammu has all along encouraged all the religions, ethnic groups, regions and sub-regions to unite and work for the common cause of making the life of people better. He said this spirit has hugely been on display during testing times.
Mr Rana said every religion teaches love and compassion and it is because of the civilizational richness, the spiritual land of India has emanated the message of humanity and guided humanity to peace, prosperity and spiritual bliss.
This glorious heritage and legacy has to be sustained and strengthened by spreading the divine message of love, compassion and righteousness. He hoped the people would preach and practice the divine philosophy by dealing with fellow human beings with love and dignity.“Unity in diversity has been the greatest strength of India”, he said, adding this is the mantra that has been driving the nation to become the world leader.
“We are an extended family and committed to sharing each other’s joys and miseries”, he said, adding that he has all along remained at the beck and call of the people for helping them overcome their problems by taking up the issues concerning the constituency at appropriate forums.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included Pt. Prab Dayal Sharma, Darshan Lal, Munshi Ram, Balak Ram, Sanjay Kumar, Ram Chand, Mohan Lal, Vijay Kumar, Master Subash Chander, Dewan Chand, Parshotam Kumar, Krishan Lal, Behari Lal, Yograj, Sarpanch Anil Sharma, Sarpanch Kuldeep Sharma, Shamsher Singh Beloria, Kirhori Lal, Mohd Sadiq, Pritam Singh, Sunil Thappa, Ajeet Thappa, Khair Din Wani, Mushtaq Wani, Liaqat Ali, Rattan Singh, Sansar Chand, Sher Ali, Nazir Ahmed, Bashir Ahmed, Mohd Lateef, Mohd Mirza, Paster Raman, Capt. (retd) Mohd Rafiq, Khajoor Singh, Devender Kumar and others.