In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla today inaugurated the Parliamentary Outreach programme at Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) in Srinagar.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr Birla said that it was satisfactory to witness Jammu and Kashmir progressing on the developmental front. He expressed happiness over the steps taken by the Administration in empowering the Panchayati Raj Institutions in the UT.
The Speaker further said that the agenda of the government is to bring peace, prosperity and development to the UT. He said, Kashmir is known as heaven on earth and it was the duty of every stake holder to work together to make Kashmir heaven on the developmental front as well. He observed that India is a diverse country with varied languages and cultures. Despite that, it is the strong democratic institutions within the country that make it unique and integrated.
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Union MoS for Jal Shakti, Prahlad Singh Patel, MoS for Education, Annpurna Devi and Member of Parliament Dr. Farooq Abdullah.