Katra, Apr 25 (UNI) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said he wanted each and every section of the society in Jammu and Kashmir to come forward and participate in the adventurous building of ''Naya Jammu and Kashmir''.
Addressing the first convocation of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) at village Kakral, some 13 kilometres from holy town of Katra in district Reasi, Dr Singh said, ''my dream is to build ''Naya Jammu and Kashmir'', symbolized by peace, prosperity and people's power.'' He said investment in education, skill building and improving capabilities of youth is the most important way in which, a ''new Jammu and Kashmir'' can be built, and added that ''people of the state should be empowered by education, good health care and employment for making such a process effective.'' ''When we do not invest in the capabilities of our people, they can become a social and economic liability. But, when we do invest, they become an assest, an asset for their family, an asset for society, an asset for our country and for all humanity,'' said the Prime Minister, adding that he wanted the young people of Jammu and Kashmir to be empowered educationally, socially and economically, so that they contribute to the future of the state and the country.
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