It was great working with Azad: Gov Sinha

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Talwara, Reasi, Jun 12 (UNI) Outgoing Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt Gen (Retd) S K Sinha today praised Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad for his ''untiring endeavours'' to bring about developmental change in the state.

''In the past 60 years, I have not seen such developmental activities (as initiated by Mr Azad) in the state,'' the Governor told reporters on the sidelines of a function here this afternoon.

In a specific reference to Mr Azad, Lt Gen Sinha said, ''We are lucky that we have such a Chief Minister in the state, who is working for development. I have not seen a Chief Minister who works for 18 hours out of 24 in a day.

''It was a great experience working with Mr Azad,'' the Governor, who is likely to relinquish the office next week, said.

The efforts of Mr Azad, he added, would certainly bring about a change in Jammu and Kashmir.

On the security situation in the state, Lt Gen Sinha said he had observed a sea change during his tenure as Governor of the state, which is peaceful than ever before in the past 20 years of militancy.

Satisfied with his tenure, the Governor, when asked about some of his pending projects, asserted that it was not possible for a person to complete all his initiated projects. ''I am happy with the work I could complete during my tenure. The most important thing is spreading peace and brotherhood among the people,'' the Governor said.

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