Modi govt will change fate and face of Kashmir, says Rajnath Singh
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Modi govt will change fate and face of Kashmir, says Rajnath Singh

Home minister Rajnath Singh, who is on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, said the country will progress only if the youth of the state progress.

india Updated: Jun 07, 2018 15:06 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Home minister Rajnath Singh addressing the Sports Conclave in Srinagar.(ANI Photo)

Home minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the Narendra Modi government will change the “fate and face” of Jammu and Kashmir, but urged the youth to work towards changing their own fate.

Speaking at a Sports Conclave in Srinagar, Singh said the government has a “lot of love for Kashmir”, and asked the youth to take advantage of the opportunities being provided by the Centre and state government.

“Many sporting talents have been lost in the dark for many years in this state. Now, we are giving opportunities to the youth and sporting talents of the state. I believe that the youth of Jammu and Kashmir can change the future course and their own fate through ‘Sports Ki Karamat’ (miracle of sports) and ‘Taleem Ki Taqat’ (power of education),” he said, according to IANS.

More than 3,000 sportsmen, students and enthusiasts from the three regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh participated in the sports conclave.

Singh is on a two-day outreach to Kashmir and will review the security situation amid an ongoing Ramzan ceasefire which the militants have flouted.

In his meetings with chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, Governor NN Vohra and security and intelligence officials, Singh and his senior officials are likely to take a call on whether to extend the ceasefire beyond the Muslim month of fasting that ends of June 15.

(With agency inputs from Srinagar)

First Published: Jun 07, 2018 14:13 IST