Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Saturday said that people are best judges to gauge the performance of his government adding that work done on the ground would speak loud and clear for the people-friendly policies adopted by his Government to steer the State towards the shore of peace, prosperity and economic welfare.
According to a government statements issued in Srinagar, the chief minister while talking to media persons at Audar, after laying foundation of a bridge, the Chief Minister said that he has faith in Almighty and public support. “People will judge us on our performance and achievements”, he said and added that the report card of the Government is in the public domain and it will be further elaborated well before the Election-2014. “We believe in Almighty and public support is our highest strength”, he added.
The Chief Minister while interacting with the students after inaugurating Rs 10 crore college complex for Degree College at Bijbehara said that youth are the architect of new and modern Jammu and Kashmir asking them to take their studies seriously and prove their merit and ability at all levels.
“You are future of the State and in your hands are the progress, prosperity and well-being of the people of Jammu and Kashmir”, he told the students in an interaction session with them.
The college presently imparts education in the subjects of General English, Urdu, History, Education, and Environment sciences, Economics, Islamic Studies, Arabic, Applied Mathematics, Computer Applications, Political Science, Zoology, Botany, Chemistry and Physics. The enrolment has grown upto 2175 students at present which include 976 male and 1199 female students.
The students asked various questions to the Chief Minister on different subjects including socio-economic development of the State, Government policies pertaining to the universalization of elementary and higher education and the inclusive development of the State.
The Chief Minister said that his Government is giving due attention to the process of expansion and consolidation in the education sector. He said accessibility to higher education has been flagged as an important concern so that students living in villages and far off places have ample opportunity to pursue their higher educational goals.
Omar Abdullah laid stress on making education an apolitical sector and creating befitting educational environment in the schools, colleges and universities so that development of human resource take place in its right perspective and the educational institutions produce talented, qualified and capable human resource. He asked the students to devote fullest attention to their holistic educational development as they have to face various challenges in their life after coming out from the educational institutions.
The Chief Minister also laid foundation of Rs. 13 crore Trauma Hospital at Bijbehara and a Modern Fruit and Vegetable Market at Jablipora. He also laid foundation of Rs. 5.62 crore-Bridge at Saphen Audar near here. The 50 metres long bridge would benefit a population of 10,000 souls residing in six villages in the Bijbehara constituency.
The Chief Minister said that the Jablipora Fruit and Vegetable Mandi will give impetus to the fruit marketing in Bijbehara and adjacent areas and generate various economic activities for locals. He said the fruit market will be developed over an area of 440 kanals.