G20 summit showcase 'awe-inspiring' socio economic progress of J&K to world, says LG

TNN Bureau. Updated: 5/26/2023 2:25:24 AM Front Page

DGP hails people for event in Kashmir; positive situation in UT, says Reddy

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday said the G20 tourism meet here provided an opportunity to showcase the "awe-inspiring" socio-economic progress of Jammu and Kashmir to the world.
"During the G20 Tourism Working Group Meeting, the entire world has witnessed awe-inspiring socio-economic progress of Jammu Kashmir. Faster & Inclusive growth and our sustained effort to boost tourism sector is attracting the attention of the entire world," Sinha said addressing a function after inaugurating a bridge in Ganderbal district.
Sinha said the G20 meet had helped brighten the image of Jammu and Kashmir in the world.
"The G20 meet was a joyous occasion for the people of the Union Territory and overwhelming response, participation and achievements have been possible because of hard work of our citizens and collectively they have brightened the J&K's image in the world," he added.
Inaugurating the key infrastructure projects aimed at accelerating the development of Ganderbal, he said upgradation of rural roads, construction of link roads and bridges will bring economic prosperity and social empowerment in the lives of more than four lakh residents.
"For inclusive growth, we are actively pursuing infrastructure projects in the districts. Speedy execution of projects on the ground has been commendable and helped J&K Union Territory's impressive strides to socio-economic development," he added.
Meanwhile, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh and Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar Thursday hailed the people and security forces for making the G-20 event in Srinagar a success.
In a tweet, DGP Singh tweeted “Historic #G20 event in J&K, I compliment the public, congratulate Police, security forces.
The historic three-Day G20 event (May 22-24) comes to an end today with delegates taking a flight back and leaving behind all good memories to be cherished—by the people of Jammu and Kashmir for long. This event has opened new vistas and hopes, denouncing many myths and fake anti-Kashmir and anti-peace narratives based on falsehood and propagated by our neighbouring country.”
He further said that people of Kashmir deserve special compliments for seeing through the “falsehood of Pakistan narratives and welcoming & participating in the event in every way wholeheartedly.” The DGP further said that the delegates not only enjoyed the beauty of Kashmir but also lauded the local people and their hospitality.
“The security arrangements made for the event were least obtrusive, ensuring full normal life and business for the people. Traffic throughout and all business activity went on throughout without any inconvenience on account of security,” he said. “People fully cooperated with police/security forces, traffic and security regulations for which I thank them. This G-20 event became peoples’ event who showcased local art/craft and traditions of hospitality to world’s guests who went around to important places of tourist attraction including visit to world famous Nishat Bagh, Parimahal, Shakara Riding in Dal Lake and shopping in polo view. Police/security forces arrangement were people friendly.”
The DGP thanked and congratulated all ranks of Police/CAPFs and other agencies involved in the duties for the G20 for the excellent work done by them over the last three day in ensuring a smooth and secure G20 event here in Kashmir. Meanwhile, ADGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar also congratulated security forces for conducting incident-free G20 Summit.
Kashmir zone police, while quoting ADGP Kumar on its official Twitter handle, wrote "ADGP Kashmir congratulates officers and jawans of JKP, CRPF, Army, BSF, SSB, NSG, MARCOS, NDRF & intelligence agencies for conducting incident free & successful G20 Summit."
The 3-day Summit started on May 22 in Srinagar, in which around 57 foreign delegates participated amid three-tier security cover.
The J&K administration is hopeful that the event will help explore eco and green tourism and pave the way for livelihood opportunities for the youth, besides boosting the tourism sector and economy. In the meanwhile, the delegates left for New Delhi, wherefrom they will proceed to their respective countries.
Meanwhile, Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy said that the Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed a positive change in situation under the NDA government, compared to the past, with a G20 meeting being conducted successfully in Srinagar recently.
Addressing a workshop on BJP’s Maha Jan Sampark Abhiyan in Telangana, Reddy, who attended the G20 working group meeting on tourism held in Srinagar, said no international seminar was held there since last 40 years.
He recalled that even unfurling the tricolour was not easy when the then BJP president Murli Manohar Joshi and the party’s then national secretary Narendra Modi planned to hoist it at Lal Chowk in Srinagar as part of the party’s ‘Ekta Yatra’.
The presence of national flags and the successful conduct of the tourism event in Srinagar with international delegates being welcomed is an example of the change that occurred in the country under Prime Minister Modi, he said.

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