SRINAGAR: Invoking former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s vision of “Insaniyat, Jamhooriyat, and Kashmiriyat”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the State and Central government were working together for infrastructure development in Jammu and Kashmir.“The people of J&K have enormous faith in Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Very few leaders commanded such respect,” PM Modi said while addressing people after inaugurating the 230-bed Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Super Speciality Hospital at Katra in Jammu on Tuesday morning.
He also addressed the 5th convocation of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University in Katra and inaugurated Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board Sports Complex.
Recalling former PM Vajpayee’s vision of “Insaniyat, Jamhooriyat, and Kashmiriyat” for J&K, he said he had a vision for development of the State. “He (Vajpayee) used to say Insaniyat (humanity), Kashmiriyat and Jamhooriyat (democracy) are key to the progress of the State. We have to take the State to new heights through these pillars and every effort would be made to work towards the development of the State, keeping in mind this vision,” PM said.
He also recalled former J&K Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed saying he spent years in public life. “One thing was always on his mind: to bridge the gap between Jammu and Srinagar,” he said. The PM said the Centre and State Governments were working together for the infrastructure development in Jammu and Kashmir, where tourism has immense potential.