Srinagar :Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Friday reached out to terrorists and asked them to shun violence as J&K government was ready to help them with jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities.
Speaking at a gathering at Shirmal, Shopian in southern Kashmir on the eve of Back to Village 3, the J&K LG said: “The occasion of 151st Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, also celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence is an opportunity for the people of India to reflect upon his commitment to the principle of non-violence and I urge the misguided youth to shun violence and return to the mainstream.”
He said: “The government is ready to help all with Jobs and Entrepreneurial opportunities’ remarked the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha while launching the J&K Government’s ambitious- Back to Village-3 programme from Shirmal, Shopian.”
The Lt Governor Sinha added that the people of J&K, especially the Youth wants to tread the path of progress & development and the government is committed to making J&K a role model of development and prosperity. ‘We will empower youth and strengthen PRI’s’, Lt Governor maintained.
while addressing the gathering, the Lieutenant Governor remembered the bond that Mahatma Gandhi shared with villages and said that Back to Village 3 is a tribute to his bond and aspirations with respect to villages. Village development will add to the nation’s development, he said.
The Lt Governor termed villages as the lifeline of India and stressed on the need for their development. ‘Just as striking two rocks produces fire and helps produce light, similarly people’s participation shall help bring about drastic changes in our villages’, said the Lt Governor.
Speaking on Back to Village-3, which starts from today, the Lt Governor called it a bridge between the public and the administration. Sharing his dream of making villages equally develop.