Young agri-preneurs with commitment, financial support to be architects of glorious future: J&K LG

Jammu:  Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday called upon the Youth to recognise and internalise the values espoused by Baba Jitto and contribute in building an egalitarian society, free from exploitation and discrimination.

He attended historic Jhiri Mela and paid obeisance to Baba Jitto at his Samadhi in Jhiri Village and congratulated the devotees and all stakeholders for the successful conduct of the Jhiri Mela.

He said the annual fair organised in the revered memory of Baba Jitto and Bua Kodi brings devotees from various states together to share eternal values of truth, compassion and respect to farmers for their priceless contribution to the society.

“The simplicity of Baba Jitto, his vision as an enlightened soul, his life’s work as a farmer is an integral part of our spiritual-cultural ethos. His sacrifice for social justice and equality has been so profound that it has influenced many generations across the country,” the Lt Governor said.

“It will be a real tribute to Baba Jitto that we dedicate ourselves to build an ideal and developed society,” he said and reiterated the resolve of UT Administration towards the socio-economic empowerment of the farming community.

Sinha said the Holistic Agriculture Development Program and other farmer-centric reforms introduced by the administration are dedicated to the virtuous ideals of Baba Jitto.

“Yuva Vani initiative of J&K Administration provides an opportunity to youth to lead from the front in the agriculture and allied sector. Young agri-preneurs with the hard work, commitment, skilling and financial support would be the architects of a glorious future of J&K UT,” he said.

The Lt Governor also impressed on the PRI representatives, social organisations and various stakeholders to actively participate in the government’s endeavours for extension of the benefits of schemes and programmes to build a strong support system for the entire farming community.

On the occasion, the Lt Governor felicitated progressive farmers, agri-preneurs and officials engaged in the conduct of Jhiri Mela.

He also inaugurated a Farmer Produces Organisation – ‘The Nari Shakti’ from Teshil Mandal, Satwari.


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