new dawn is rising in Jammu and Kashmir, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Saturday, addressing the nation on the eve of 75th Independence Day.
“A new dawn is rising in Jammu and Kashmir. The government has initiated the process of consultation with all stakeholders who have faith in democracy and the rule of law,” he said.
The President urged all the people to get vaccinated as per protocol as soon as possible and also to motivate others. He also talked about Jammu and Kashmir and urged all the residents, especially the youth, to take advantage of the opportunity created by the government and be proactive in realizing their aspirations through democratic institutions.
“I urge the people, especially the youth, of Jammu and Kashmir to utilise this opportunity and work on realising their aspirations through democratic institutions,” Mr Kovind added.
During his address, the President talked about Covid, Olympic winners, Gaganyaan Mission, climate change, J&K, economy, and multiple government initiatives such as affordable housing. He said the second wave of corona is being contained with the efforts of doctors, nurses, health workers, administrators and other Covid warriors.
Article 370 which gave Jammu and Kashmir a special status, was read down by Parliament on August 5, 2019. The erstwhile state was also bifurcated into two Union Territories–Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.