Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today said that the development of the state has been carried on equitable basis since the coalition government took over and the magnitude of the developmental works has been historic.
The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing a gathering at Polo Ground Leh after the conclusion of the recently held elections to the Leh Autonomous Hill Development Council in which Dr. Sonam Dawa Lompo was unanimously elected as the Chief Executive Councillor by the newly elected councilors of Leh.
Minister for Education, Mr. Naeem Akhter, Minister for Cooperatives, Tsering Doorjay, MPs Mehbooba Mufti, Jugal Kishore and Thupstan Chewang besides Mr. Ram Madhav, Avinash Rai Khanna, MLA Satpal Sharma, MLA Nobra, CEC Kargil, Haji Hanifa and several prominent political personalities and people belonging to different walks of life were present on the occasion.
The Deputy Chief Minster said that the primary focus of the present coalition is to ensure that the pace of developmental works is speeded up so that people get benefited from various initiatives undertaken by the government. He said that the emphasis has also been on ensuring good governance at all the levels and also involving the people at grass root levels in day to day governance.
“It’s a historic moment which needs to be celebrated as festival of democracy and the people of Ladakh have once again proved it with their mandate,” he said and maintained “J&K state is the crown of India and Ladakh is the precious gems in the crown.
“The people should also contribute their bit in ensuring the proper implementation of various welfare programmes and initiatives by actively involving themselves in the formulation of various programmes in order to make them need based and area specific” he said and maintained that people can feel the impact on the ground. He said that we have also ensured that the level of accountability is increased and in this regard the necessary measures have also been undertaken.
Addressing the gathering, Mehbooba Mufti congratulated the people of Ladakh on taking the correct decision by posing their faith in favour of state and centre government. “We will stand by the faith you have shown and this election result has completed the government in the state,” she asserted.
Making a mention of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, she said that he has the prime role in giving powers to LAHDC and to unite Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh ensuring equal share and fulfillment of demands as per specific needs. She highlighted his endeavour in combating corruption, unemployment and to provide basic amenities with education and women health on priority.
Ensuring coordination and understanding between the coalition partners with common agenda of bringing peace and development in the state, Ms. Mufti said that with the newly formed council of BJP in Leh district, the government will address all the issues of the region and make Ladakh a top tourist destination.
Minister for Education, Mr. Naeem Akhter while speaking on the occasion said that the government is committed to ensure upgradation of the educational infrastructure in the state. He said that we would ensure the deliverance of quality education in every remote hamlet of the district.
He also announced making seven government schools in Leh district model schools soon. He also declared about opening of new department of Geology and a skill development section in degree college, Leh. He said present government will set an example of transparent and honest governance.