Union Minister of AYUSH and Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday asserted that Kashmiri migrants constitute part and parcel of Jammu & Kashmir’s composite culture. The Minister is in Kashmir in connection with Central Govt’s initiative of Public Outreach Programme for Jammu and Kashmir. He affirmed that the union government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is very keen towards the welfare of Kashmiri migrants and said that several concrete measures have been taken in order to ensure their rehabilitation so that they live in their homeland with peace and harmony.
The Minister made these remarks after laying the foundation stone of Transit Accommodation Camp at Khawja Bagh in Baramulla today. The Transit camp, having the accommodation facility for about 337 families, shall be constructed at an estimated cost of 4,032 lakh rupees having cost on each flat of 12 lakh rupees. About 50 kanals of land has been acquired for the purpose.
Appreciating the people of Kashmir for their loving and accommodative nature, the Minister said that time has come when the people of different faiths and beliefs live with peace and prosperity. He said that unity in diversity as envisaged in ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mohatsav” initiative, is the only unifying factor for a strong nation.
Later, the Union Minister visited Ganderbal district where he inaugurated the 1st batch of BUMS (Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery) course of the Government Unani Medical College & Hospital at Nawab Bagh Ganderbal.
Addressing the gathering during the event, which was attended by the DDCs, PRIs and the locals, Mr Sonowal said that Ayush Ministry is determined to provide basic healthcare services to the people of Jammu and Kashmir especially Unani System of Medicine which is more popular in the Kashmir division.