Kupwara | LG Expresses Bond with Kupwara’s Sacred Soil | Legacy of Bravery and Patriotism in J&K The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, Shri Manoj Sinha quoting the above lines from a ghazal said, this soil got the blessings of Mother Sharda. And this soil keeps calling you and pulling you and that is why there would hardly be a year when I would not be present at the holy land of Kupwara, LG said. Thousands of examples of bravery, patriotism and faith in democracy are scattered in this holy soil of Kupwara. I am proud that today all of us are working together whole-heartedly to carry forward this legacy, LG said addressing the people of Kupwara. I personally have a deep connection with Kupwara, LG added. Ever since I got the opportunity to work in Jammu and Kashmir, my connection with this soil of spirituality, beauty and love has been continuous. See the miracle of God that after seventy-three years of independence, in Machail and Keran, the responsibility of bringing light into the lives of thousands of families in Machhail and Keran came into us. On 15th July, 2023, albeit through virtual medium, e inauguration of 9 roomed three storey building at HSS Kunzer was done. After thirty-three years, I got the opportunity to start a cinema hall. Time gave me the opportunity to come to Handwara again. You people gave me the opportunity to come to Handwara again, LG said. A Multi-Purpose Indoor Sports Hall entrusted to the youth to create the best future for them. And if I say it in the words of ghazal then… मुझपर ही आकर टिकीं बेदाग आँखें इसलिए बन के जुगुनू आस का हर रात जलना है मुझे वार से बचना तो है ही वारि करना भी है और उनके बीच ही रूककर संभालना भी है मुझे, संभालना भी है मुझे The development works that have been launched will definitely prove to be helpful in improving the quality of life of Kupwara people and accelerating the progress of the district. I believe, said the Lt Governor. If I say that the administration has set new records of success in Kupwara with the cooperation of all of you, then it will not be an exaggeration. The truth is that new paths of development have been established in the district. In 2020-21 around 120 projects got completed. In 2021-22 it was 1,365 projects and in 2022-23 around 2,444 projects were completed. Currently, work is going on at a fast pace on twenty major infrastructure projects. And the total cost of those projects is Rs 3,144 crores. I want to assure you that they should also be completed within the time limit. Every effort will be made to complete them. The way Jammu and Kashmir has changed within four years, not only the people of Jammu and Kashmir, but also the people of other states are surprised to see the way J&K has changed within four years. People could not imagine a border district of Jammu and Kashmir and facing mountain-like challenges joining the mainstream of economy. People of Kupwara can hoist the flag of success to new heights. In three years the countrymen saw the impossible become possible. Today there are many sectors where the name of Jammu and Kashmir is coming at the top in the ranking of progress, LG stated.