Srinagar, Aug 15, KDC: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday participated in the main celebrations of Independence Day in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar district.
After the scheduled events, L-G Sinha addressed the people and praised the development of Jammu and Kashmir over the past few years. He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership in taking the country, and Jammu and Kashmir, forward on the path of development.
Referring to the abrogation of Article 370 in J-K, L-G Sinha said that PM Modi had lit a lamp of modern economic and social development three years ago and added that the J-K administration has achieved notable accomplishments in the past years.
“Despite various challenges, we have completed 50,726 projects in the last financial year with a five times speed,” L-G Sinha informed.
Calling it a “new dawn of hopes and dreams”, the J-K Lieutenant Governor asserted that “the UT is scripting history and is recording unprecedented performance in every sector”.
The Jammu and Kashmir L-G, during his Independence Day speech, also announced that the administration has decided to observe 5 August every year as ‘Freedom from Corruption Day’ across the valley. Continuous drives against corruption will be carried out throughout the year, he added.