Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday dedicated a tricolour atop a 120 feet tall flagpost to the nation in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.
Sinha unfurled the tricolour and received the guard of honour at the mini secretariat in Pulwama.
"The tricolour is the symbol of 'One Nation, One Emotion, One Identity'. It is the honour and pride of our great nation, which reflects the dreams of our forefathers and the aspirations of our youth," the L-G said.
Sinha also laid the foundation stone for various youth-oriented projects in the district worth Rs 9.11 crore, including a district youth centre costing Rs 4 crore, district youth library at a cost of Rs 2 crore, and a counselling centre for competitive exams costing Rs 1 crore under the Youth Engagement Programme of Mission Youth, among others.
Sinha said the new initiatives are aimed at empowering the youth, enable self-development, sharpen their skills and help them realise their dreams.
The district youth centre will provide modern facilities for sports, entertainment and skilling of the youth. On completion of the district youth library, the local youth will get better educational support and facilities like reading space, book bank, digital library, smart classroom and discussion room, Sinha said.
LG inaugurates multipurpose cinema halls at J&K's Pulwama, ShopianJammu and Kashmir's Lt Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated multipurpose cinema halls in Pulwama and Shopian districts on Sunday.
"Today is a historic day for J&K UT. Multipurpose Cinema Halls at Pulwama and Shopian will offer facilities ranging from movie screening, infotainment and skilling of youth," he said.
Students, youths and people from all walks of life gathered at the new multipurpose cinema halls at Drussu Pulwama and MC Shopian to witness the event.
Establishment of cinemas at district headquarters has been undertaken by the government's Mission Youth Department in collaboration with the district administration.
Cinema halls in Anantnag, Srinagar, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Doda, Rajouri, Poonch, Kishtwar, and Reasi will be inaugurated soon.
The Lt Governor dedicated the multipurpose cinema halls of Pulwama and Shopian to the people, especially the younger generation of Kashmir who have waited for a long time for this moment.
He shared the government's vision to establish similar multipurpose cinema halls in every district of the UT under Mission Youth.
"Cinema is a powerful creative medium which reflects culture, values and aspirations of the people. It opens the door to the world of knowledge, new discoveries, enables people to get a better understanding of each-other's culture," he said.
J&K has a long association with the world of cinema. The new film policy and facilities created has once again made J&K the favourite shooting destination and brought back the golden era of film-making in the UT, Sinha said.