Jammu Kashmir and Goa’s relation goes back to ancient history. It is written in Goa’s administration record that in the fourth and sixth century Kashmir’s Pandit community went in great numbers to Goa and settled there. They made their unprecedented and invaluable contribution to the development there, said the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Shri Manoj Sinha while addressing the function held on Goa Statehood Day in Kashmir. In a way, there is an unbreakable relationship between the sandy beaches of Goa and the hills of Jammu and Kashmir, said the Lieutenant Governor. And I think that’s the spirit that Prime Minister Narendra Modi says over and over again. This is the precious heritage of ‘Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat’. An example of this is found in the land of both Vidasta and Mandovi rivers in the state of Goa. It is also a day to connect the ancient philosophy of life with the present day values of life. I believe that this auspicious moment of Amrit Kaal on the foundation day will introduce the present generation of Goa and Jammu and Kashmir to the hidden relations in history. And for future generations, it will become a source of inspiration for peace and ideal living.