Srinagar/Jammu, 9th May: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today addressed the National Seminar on Independent India and Jammu and Kashmir under the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” organized by the Central University of Jammu and the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), in virtual mode.
In his remarks, the Lieutenant Governor underlined that “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” is a golden opportunity for retrospection, paying tribute to the imposing patriots of ideas and ideals and the determination to build the India of their dreams.
Emphasizing the need to awaken the new generation and sensitize them to the rich saga of Freedom Struggle, the Lieutenant Governor reiterated the government’s commitment to incorporate the stories of bravery and sacrifice of all these immortal heroes and saviors of Jammu -Cashmere in the educational program. .
“Many Jammu and Kashmir freedom fighters, who played a significant role in the country’s struggle for independence, have disappeared from the history books. It is a collective responsibility of society to recognize their supreme sacrifice and restore the honor of our ancestors, the Lieutenant Governor said.
The Lieutenant Governor observed that the contributions of the people of J&K in the struggle for freedom must be immortalized. He called on the intelligentsia, historians to engage in research on the life and struggle of great freedom fighters who made invaluable contributions to independence.
The footprints of the sacrifices and contributions of great personalities like Sarvanand Kaul Premi, Giridhari Lal Dogra, Maqbool Sherwani, Brig. Rajendra Singh, Prem Nath Dogra, Kanta Wazir, Ghulam Nabi Mir, Hakim Abdul Rashid, Prithvinath Kaul is a great motivation for present and future generations to work on new ideas for self-reliant India, self-reliant J&K and to strengthen the resolve of “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat,” noted the Lieutenant Governor.
“We must take inspiration from our glorious past and resolve to build a prosperous Jammu and Kashmir which will be both an economic powerhouse and a major contributor to Aatma Nirbhar Bharat,” the Lieutenant Governor added.
The Lieutenant Governor is also highlighted for conducting research on the great female leaders of Jammu and Kashmir who have made their invaluable contribution during the country’s freedom struggle.
The stories of Nari-Shakti, a voice of morality and patriotism, will encourage and inspire the new generation, he added.
The Lieutenant Governor commended the Vice Chancellor of Central University of Jammu and all associate members for organizing the National Seminar and hoped that the deliberations would help highlight the selfless sacrifice of unsung heroes.
Various other speakers explained on this occasion the historical perspective of the role of J&K and its people in the struggle for freedom and the cultural significance of the region.
Dr Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Jammu; Teacher. Rajneesh Kumar Shukla, Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi VishwaVidyalaya, Wardha; in addition to other dignitaries, faculty members and academic researchers from CUJ attended the seminar.