Prime Minister to Launch Major Initiatives in J&K, Lead Yoga Day Festivities

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is embarking on an important two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, starting Thursday. This visit will mark a pivotal moment for the region as the Prime Minister is scheduled to inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for 84 major development projects, collectively valued at over Rs 1,500 crore. The Prime Minister’s itinerary also includes leading the 10th International Yoga Day celebrations in Srinagar.

Unveiling Major Development Projects

During his visit, PM Modi will inaugurate a series of projects that are expected to significantly enhance the infrastructure and quality of life in Jammu and Kashmir. These projects span various sectors, including road infrastructure, water supply schemes, and higher education facilities. Highlights include enhancements to the Chenani-Patnitop-Nashri section, the development of industrial estates, and the construction of six new government degree colleges.

In addition to these, the Prime Minister will launch the Competitiveness Improvement in Agriculture and Allied Sectors (JKCIP) Project. This ambitious project, worth Rs 1,800 crore, aims to boost the agricultural sector across 90 blocks in 20 districts of Jammu and Kashmir. The project is designed to benefit 300,000 households, encompassing around 15 lakh beneficiaries.

Empowering Youth and Job Creation

At approximately 6 PM today, PM Modi will participate in the ‘Empowering Youth, Transforming J&K‘ event at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) in Srinagar. This event is designed to highlight the region’s progress and to inspire its youth. During the event, the Prime Minister will inspect various stalls and interact with young achievers from Jammu and Kashmir.

One of the key highlights of this event will be the distribution of appointment letters to over 2,000 newly appointed government employees. This initiative is part of the government’s ongoing efforts to create job opportunities and empower the youth in the region.

Leading International Yoga Day Celebrations

On June 21, PM Modi will lead the 10th International Day of Yoga celebrations at SKICC, Srinagar. Since its inception in 2015, the Prime Minister has spearheaded the International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations at various iconic locations, including Kartavya Path in Delhi, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Ranchi, Lucknow, Mysuru, and even the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

This year’s theme, ‘Yoga for Self and Society‘, emphasizes the dual role of yoga in promoting individual well-being and societal harmony. PM Modi will address the gathering, sharing insights on the importance of yoga and its benefits for both personal health and community wellness.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir is poised to be a transformative one, with significant development projects and initiatives aimed at uplifting the region. From major infrastructure improvements to youth empowerment and the celebration of International Yoga Day, this visit underscores the government’s commitment to fostering growth and wellness in Jammu and Kashmir. The region is set to witness substantial progress, with initiatives that promise to bring about positive change and inspire the local community.

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