Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visits Jammu & Kashmir

Published By : Admin | July 7, 2014 | 11:10 IST
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"Gar firdaus, ruhe zamin ast, hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin ast." If there is ever a heaven on earth, its here, its here, its here. These are the lines that come to one’s mind the moment you hear Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir, heaven on earth, has been an important state of India. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir marks a significant beginning towards once again making J&K a paradise (of development and peace).

Kick-starting his vikas yatra for the nation, Shri Modi clarified to the people of the state that his government’s focus is not to play politics but to win people’s heart, while conceptualising a common development plan for all the Himalayan states. His visit to the state, so early in his tenure, indicates towards the fact that the Prime Minister considers the northern state his top priority.

The one day visit of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on July 4, 2014 aimed at establishing a development plan for the Himalayan state. While delivering a speech Shri Modi said, “It is my priority to win the hearts of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and this has to be achieved through development and their welfare...We all have a responsibility to see that the people of the state are happy and prosperous.”

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Prime Minister Modi highlighted that this visit can be regarded as a holy visit. He tweeted, “On one hand Amarnath Yatra is on. On the other hand it is Holy Month of Ramzan & here is a facility to connect devotees with Vaishno Devi”

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 4, 2014

Flagging off the train from Katra

It was a proud moment for the people of J&K and for the entire country, when Prime Minister Modi flagged off the first train from the base camp of Vaishno Devi, Katra to Udhampur that will allow easy access to the Hindu shrine that receives more than millions of devotees every year. For the Prime Minister, it was a touching moment as he inaugurated the project envisaged by Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.  Shri Modi emphasised that, “infrastructure is the centre point of development.” PM envisioned that the new train be named “Shree Shakti Express.”

Recalling the contribution of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in realising the dream of the Jammu-Srinagar rail link, chief minister Omar Abdullah has said the “people of the state now look up you (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) for its further expansion”.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/punjab/jandk/omar-recalls-vajpayee-says-j-amp-k-now-looks-up-to-modi/article1-1236880.aspx

http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/07/04/india-modi-kashmir-idINKBN0F90PA20140704

— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) July 4, 2014 Prime Minister flags off the first train from Katra to Udhampur

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 4, 2014

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 4, 2014

Inauguration of National Hydro Power Corporation’s 240 power plant

Shri Modi inaugurated National Hydro Power Corporation’s 240 megawatt electricity on the Line of Control in Uri. Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy, Shri Piyush Goyal noted, “the power generated will benefit Jammu & Kashmir immensely and give an impetus to the local economy and create employment for locals.” The project was conceived during Shri Vajpayee’s government.

Shri Modi recalled Ex-Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee and asserted that he will take forward the good work that was started by Vajpayee.

The series of events in J&K on July 4, 2014 were full of nostalgia as the power project inaugurated by PM Modi was conceived during the previous NDA government under the leadership of Shri Vajpayee.

— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) July 4, 2014

Visit to Badami Bagh Cantonment area

Shri Modi also visited the Badami Bagh cantonment area to meet the soldiers. Shri Modi visited the Martyrs’ Memorial at Badami Bagh to pay his tributes. Following that Shri Modi addressed the “Sainik Sammelan” and emphasised on the needs of “self reliance in defence of offset manufacturing” for the nation’s security. Taking forward his aim of development ahead, Shri Modi said that strong armed forces will contribute towards a peaceful atmosphere which is the foundation of India’s development.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers at Badani Bagh Cantt., Srinagar (PIB Photo) Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers at Badani Bagh Cantt., Srinagar (PIB Photo)

Shri Modi said that his government is looking forward towards the modernisation of defence forces. He also reiterated his government’s commitment to build a National War Memorial.

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http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/narendra-modi-inaugurates-uriii-hydroelectric-project/article6177650.ece

PM taking salutes before addressing the soldiers at Badani Bagh Cantt., Srinagar (PIB Photo) PM taking salutes before addressing the soldiers at Badani Bagh Cantt., Srinagar (PIB Photo)

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has lauded the Ministry of Culture’s Vitasta programme showcasing rich culture, arts and crafts of Kashmir.

Culture Ministry is organising Vitasta program from 27th-30th January 2023 to showcase the rich culture, arts and crafts of Kashmir. The programme extends the historical identity of Kashmir to other states and it is a symbol of the spirit of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’.

Responding to the tweet threads by Amrit Mahotsav, the Prime Minister tweeted;

“कश्मीर की समृद्ध विरासत, विविधता और विशिष्टता का अनुभव कराती एक अद्भुत पहल!”